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John Waters quotes: There is right and there is wrong, I have NEVER been wrong. There is right and there is wrong, I have NEVER been wrong.
John Waters quotes: I didn't become a drug addict because I always had to make a movie. I didn't become a drug addict because I always had to make a movie.
John Waters quotes: Don't sleep with people who don't read. Don't sleep with people who don't read.
John Waters quotes: I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty. I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
John Waters quotes: Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully. Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully.
John Waters quotes: Everybody should wish they had home movies of themselves, acting out their lunacy on LSD. Everybody should wish they had home movies of themselves, acting out their lunacy on LSD.
John Waters quotes: I never thought I'd be 52 years old. I don't think that anybody at 16 thinks like that. I never thought I'd be 52 years old. I don't think that anybody at 16 thinks like that.
John Waters quotes: I haven't changed - the public has. I'm an insider now, which is hilarious. I haven't changed - the public has. I'm an insider now, which is hilarious.
John Waters quotes: If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, he should have an outfit for that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, he should have an outfit for that.
John Waters quotes: Isn't that the most perverse thing you've ever heard? Isn't that the most perverse thing you've ever heard?
John Waters quotes: It reinforced everything that I believe. I am an optimist. I believe in the goodness of people. It reinforced everything that I believe. I am an optimist. I believe in the goodness of people.
John Waters quotes: People always ask me what I'm doing on the subway, but I love it! Sometimes I like to ride in the front car and look out the window at the People always ask me what I'm doing on the subway, but I love it! Sometimes I like to ride in the front car and look out the window at the rats.
John Waters quotes: Yeah, I know I should be fighting for gay rights, but who wants to join the army or get married anyway? Yeah, I know I should be fighting for gay rights, but who wants to join the army or get married anyway?
John Waters quotes: I would never do hard-core pornography, because it looks too much like open-heart surgery. I would never do hard-core pornography, because it looks too much like open-heart surgery.
John Waters quotes: But my abortion politics are simple. If you can't love your child, don't have it, because it will grow up and kill me. But my abortion politics are simple. If you can't love your child, don't have it, because it will grow up and kill me.
John Waters quotes: I tried heroin. I shot up in high school, but I just thought it was so dreary: puking and nodding. I tried heroin. I shot up in high school, but I just thought it was so dreary: puking and nodding.
John Waters quotes: I think I technically learned some things, hopefully. But I go to the movies for characters and story and a berserk vision. I think I technically learned some things, hopefully. But I go to the movies for characters and story and a berserk vision.
John Waters quotes: I think [parents] became very proud, even though they were mortified by the early films because no one liked them. I think [parents] became very proud, even though they were mortified by the early films because no one liked them.
John Waters quotes: Which she makes no move to clean up, I'm not sure what Which she makes no move to clean up, I'm not sure what
John Waters quotes: Nothing is more impotent than an unread library. Nothing is more impotent than an unread library.
John Waters quotes: Ever feel like killing somebody just to see if you could get away with it? Sure, you have. Everybody has little things that get on their nerves. Ever feel like killing somebody just to see if you could get away with it? Sure, you have. Everybody has little things that get on their nerves.
John Waters quotes: I've signed peoples' parole cards at book signings and it's very touching. I've signed peoples' parole cards at book signings and it's very touching.
John Waters quotes: No comedy should be longer than 90 minutes. There's no such thing as a good long joke. No comedy should be longer than 90 minutes. There's no such thing as a good long joke.
John Waters quotes: When I was young, no one wanted to be one; now even the President of the United States would call himself an outsider. So now I'm for insiders. When I was young, no one wanted to be one; now even the President of the United States would call himself an outsider. So now I'm for insiders.
John Waters quotes: I think that in America there is a new movement of underground movies that wants to kick the ass of independent films that they think whine too much. I think that in America there is a new movement of underground movies that wants to kick the ass of independent films that they think whine too much.
John Waters quotes: I want to be harder to reach, not easier. I want to be harder to reach, not easier.
John Waters quotes: Shutting down governments on your computer is just as much as fun as going to a riot at Yale. Shutting down governments on your computer is just as much as fun as going to a riot at Yale.
John Waters quotes: If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!
John Waters quotes: True success is figuring out your life and career so you never have to be around jerks. True success is figuring out your life and career so you never have to be around jerks.
John Waters quotes: Sometimes I wish I was a woman, just so I could have an abortion. Sometimes I wish I was a woman, just so I could have an abortion.
John Waters quotes: Fantasies are like extra cash. They need to be banked for later use. Fantasies are like extra cash. They need to be banked for later use.
John Waters quotes: Life is nothing if you're not obsessed. Life is nothing if you're not obsessed.
John Waters quotes: I'd rather have a daughter in a whorehouse than a son in the police force,' Esther used to rage to anyone who would listen. I'd rather have a daughter in a whorehouse than a son in the police force,' Esther used to rage to anyone who would listen.
John Waters quotes: I'm here today because of LSD. LSD gave me the confidence to be who I am today. Completely. I'm here today because of LSD. LSD gave me the confidence to be who I am today. Completely.
John Waters quotes: There's a prison there, too, which always makes me feel included. There's a prison there, too, which always makes me feel included.
John Waters quotes: I mean, what is prison, really, except a good bar without the liquor? I mean, what is prison, really, except a good bar without the liquor?
John Waters quotes: I think that nobody gets mad at me anymore, no matter what I say, because I don't think I'm mean. I am interested in what's next. I think that nobody gets mad at me anymore, no matter what I say, because I don't think I'm mean. I am interested in what's next.
John Waters quotes: People vomitied at my movies; not because of the movie but because they were drunk. I took credit anyway. People vomitied at my movies; not because of the movie but because they were drunk. I took credit anyway.
John Waters quotes: I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy. I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy.
John Waters quotes: I'll have pot in my home for guests - I'm polite! - but I don't sit around and smoke by myself, ever. Not like I did when I was young. I'll have pot in my home for guests - I'm polite! - but I don't sit around and smoke by myself, ever. Not like I did when I was young.
John Waters quotes: If you ever go home with somebody and they don't have books in their house, don't sleep with them. I think that's very important. If you ever go home with somebody and they don't have books in their house, don't sleep with them. I think that's very important.
John Waters quotes: I believe that if a seven-year old kid has heard of Naked Lunch and is daring enough to want to read it, he's old enough to read it. I believe that if a seven-year old kid has heard of Naked Lunch and is daring enough to want to read it, he's old enough to read it.
John Waters quotes: [My catholic education] sticked with me. It caused the rage I had to make 'Pink Flamingos.' [My catholic education] sticked with me. It caused the rage I had to make 'Pink Flamingos.'
John Waters quotes: We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them. We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them.
John Waters quotes: Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk. Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk.
John Waters quotes: Keep up with what's causing chaos in your own field. Keep up with what's causing chaos in your own field.
John Waters quotes: If I died tomorrow I've accomplished what I set out to do in my life. I enjoy making my movies, I enjoy doing what I do. I have a nice If I died tomorrow I've accomplished what I set out to do in my life. I enjoy making my movies, I enjoy doing what I do. I have a nice life.
John Waters quotes: I don't believe in depression. There's no such thing. It's an invention. It's bullshit, it's a cop out. I don't believe in depression. There's no such thing. It's an invention. It's bullshit, it's a cop out.
John Waters quotes: My hobby is extreme Catholic behavior BEFORE the Reformation. My hobby is extreme Catholic behavior
BEFORE the Reformation.
John Waters quotes: Life is a rotten lottery. Life is a rotten lottery.
John Waters quotes: When I started making movies about weird people, I knew they were weird, I was infected with irony, and I wanted New York to notice. When I started making movies about weird people, I knew they were weird, I was infected with irony, and I wanted New York to notice.
John Waters quotes: Get on the fashion nerves of your peers, not your parents - that is the key to fashion leadership. Get on the fashion nerves of your peers, not your parents - that is the key to fashion leadership.
John Waters quotes: I would describe myself as a writer that hopes to take you into my world and help you feel a little safer. I would describe myself as a writer that hopes to take you into my world and help you feel a little safer.
John Waters quotes: I make independent movies. I don't know how to do anything else. I don't know any other job that I could really get. I make independent movies. I don't know how to do anything else. I don't know any other job that I could really get.
John Waters quotes: The only time I had a normal boyfriend was during the time of AIDS, so maybe that saved me. It's certainly not karma. The only time I had a normal boyfriend was during the time of AIDS, so maybe that saved me. It's certainly not karma.
John Waters quotes: Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own.
John Waters quotes: Being a traditionalist, I'm a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I'm already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left. Being a traditionalist, I'm a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I'm already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.
John Waters quotes: I think social justice is important. I think it's not fair. I think social justice is important. I think it's not fair.
John Waters quotes: I never rewatch the great films of my favorite directors because I'm afraid they won't hold up. I never rewatch the great films of my favorite directors because I'm afraid they won't hold up.
John Waters quotes: The only insult I've ever received in my adult life was when someone asked me, "Do you have a hobby?" A HOBBY?! DO I LOOK LIKE A FUCKING DABBLER?! The only insult I've ever received in my adult life was when someone asked me, "Do you have a hobby?" A HOBBY?! DO I LOOK LIKE A FUCKING DABBLER?!
John Waters quotes: Stop blaming your parents. If you're really angry at 60 years old, you're an idiot! You've got to work some of it out. Stop blaming your parents. If you're really angry at 60 years old, you're an idiot! You've got to work some of it out.
John Waters quotes: I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me. I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.
John Waters quotes: Technique is nothing more than failed style. Technique is nothing more than failed style.
John Waters quotes: Wealth is walking into any bookshop and buying any book you want without looking at the price tag. Wealth is walking into any bookshop and buying any book you want without looking at the price tag.
John Waters quotes: As far as socially redeeming value, I hope I don't have any. As far as socially redeeming value, I hope I don't have any.
John Waters quotes: Humor is how you change people's opinions, and if you can make someone laugh, they'll listen, even if they hate you. Humor is how you change people's opinions, and if you can make someone laugh, they'll listen, even if they hate you.
John Waters quotes: I was as equally influenced by Bergman as I was [low-budget sexploitation filmmaker]. I was as equally influenced by Bergman as I was [low-budget sexploitation filmmaker].
John Waters quotes: If you can make someone laugh who's dead set against you, that's the first step to winning them over to your side. If you can make someone laugh who's dead set against you, that's the first step to winning them over to your side.