John Waters , Circa 1965
"ʻWe Need to Talk About Kevinʼ became a hit cult book for women without offspring who were finally able to admit they didn’t want to give birth. They felt complete, thank you very much, and lived in silent resentment for years at other womensʼ pious, unwanted sympathy toward them for not having babies. With even gay couples having children these days, aren’t happy heterosexual women who don’t want to have kids the most ostracised of all? To me they are beautiful feminists. If you’re not sure you could love your children, please don’t have them, because they might grow up and kill us."
John Waters, Role Models (via babelais)
"True success is figuring out your life and career so you never have to be around jerks."
John Waters (via quoteallthethings)
"It’s kind of, ‘Who cares what you think about when I’ve entered a room? I only care what you think about when I leave.’"
"I have a book that I can’t believe has ever come out and it’s just called ‘The Love Of A Fag’. You know, and I love that title, I’m really happy I have that book… It’s in one of the guest rooms because it makes me laugh every time I see it. Or another, there’s this pitiful guy and it says ‘Enter From The Rear’. I think these books need to be preserved."
"My nieces and nephews have said to me, when we have a family get together and they come from out of town, “we’re not staying at your house”. They refuse to stay up in… the ‘scary room’ they call it. In my guest rooms I have my most alarming items… to discourage guests. My mother always said guests and fish smell after three days."
John Waters’ Raunchy Rare Books