…A collection of quotations from director and book lover John Waters
We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them. (This Filthy World, 2007)
You should never just read for ‘enjoyment.’ Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior; or better yet, your own. Pick ‘hard books.’ Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for God’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, ‘I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.’ Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of ‘literature’? That means fiction, too, stupid. (Role Models, 2010)
It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. (From A.V. Club interview)
[W]hat I like best is staying home and reading. Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.
You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.
Life is nothing if you’re not obsessed …