"The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you're realizing how great they are."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Terry Gross 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."Terry Gross on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Terry Gross on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Terry Gross on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Terry Gross on Ambrose Bierce
"It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood."
"I respect someone's right to privacy and I want them to know it."