"I heard so many stories from Gaomi's peasants that I had an irrepressible urge to write them down. Today, Gaomi's peasants know that they have become famous around the world through my writings, but I think they are a little puzzled by this."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Mo Yan 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."Mo Yan on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Mo Yan on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Mo Yan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Mo Yan on Ambrose Bierce
"I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion."