Quotes from The Testament

John Grisham ·  535 pages

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“If you're gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“When witnesses concoct lies, they often miss the obvious.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“In one long glorious acknowledgment of failure, he laid himself bare before God.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“Four rehabs meant a fifth was somewhere down the road.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament



“He'd had his career, his triumphs. Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn't handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“It wouldn't pay to get fresh with a missionary.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


“I believe in God,” he said, truthfully but weakly. “It’s easy to say that,” she said, her words still slow and soft. “And I don’t doubt you. But saying is one thing, living is another matter.”
― John Grisham, quote from The Testament


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John Grisham
Born place: in Jonesboro, Arkansas, The United States
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