"Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Peter Carey 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."Peter Carey on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Peter Carey on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Peter Carey on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Peter Carey on Ambrose Bierce
"I have written a memoir here and there, and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However, generally speaking, I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me."
"At the very end of a book I can manage to work for longer stretches, but mostly, making stuff up for three hours, that's enough. I can't do any more. At the end of the day I might tinker with my morning's work and maybe write some again. But I think three hours is fine."