"Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."John Grisham on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."John Grisham on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."John Grisham on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."John Grisham on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."John Grisham on Ambrose Bierce
"I can't change overnight into a serious literary author. You can't compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not."
"More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong."
"And that's the mission of The Innocence Project in New York, is to exonerate people who have been wrongfully convicted, and also work from a policy angle with Congress and state legislatures to prevent future wrongful convictions."
"I'm not itching to sue Amazon or Wal-Mart... they sell a lot of books. But the future is very uncertain with books."
"I've had nine of my books adapted to film, and almost all were enjoyable. I've been very lucky with Hollywood, and look forward to more movies being adapted. But I don't get involved in that process. I know nothing about making movies and I stay away from it and hope for the best."