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John Waters Quotes: I never rewatch the great films of my favorite directors because I'm afraid they won't hold up.
Author: John Waters
There is still such a thing as subversive. Subversive makes hip people nervous. It's something new that scares you in a good way. I mean, subversive to me is a compliment. Subversive is something that influences people to do something against society that they haven't thought of before.
Author: John Waters
I would never do hard-core pornography, because it looks too much like open-heart surgery.
Author: John Waters
I think middle America has changed very, very much. I think people are way more open-minded. I think - I think it's because the Internet. I think they're exposed to so much. All the men talked about how much they love their wife, which I don't hear all the time in art communities.
Author: John Waters
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.
Author: John Waters
If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, he should have an outfit for that.
Author: John Waters
A lot of kids are moving to Baltimore, because we have a great music scene and we've got edge. Come on down, we've got scary edge. But great edge - it's still a city you can be a bohemian in.
Author: John Waters
I built a career on negative reviews. I didn't get a good review ever until Fran Lebowitz gave me a good review in Interview. That was the first good review I got in 10 years.
Author: John Waters
I always feel bad when I meet celebrities and I can just tell every single thing about their personal life, I just say,
Author: John Waters
I was thinking about sort of the similarities between
Author: John Waters
I tried heroin. I shot up in high school, but I just thought it was so dreary: puking and nodding.
Author: John Waters
If you think someone's trying too hard, that's the worst thing they can do. To me, it's just desperate, never funny and never witty. It's kind of really old hat because just being shocking isn't enough. It has to change how you think about something. It has to startle you. It has to make you look at something and reconsider whether you're right. That's the whole point.
Author: John Waters
When I started my goal was to make a successful underground movie. I started making movies in the mid-60s. Underground cinema then only lasted about two or three years.
Author: John Waters
I couch-surfed for years. But I always wanted to live in Baltimore; I still do. If I had to choose, it would always be Baltimore.
Author: John Waters
Author: John Waters
What happened is that in the middle of my life I went away and in my own sense of hubris, pride, cynicism, thought, I am an autonomous being in the world, I can control things, I am God.' But my experiment at being God failed! And they do have a great saying in AA: 'Get down off the cross, we need the wood!' And the important thing is to realise you are not the centre of the universe, you are not God.
Author: John Waters
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.
Author: John Waters
I used to run away to New York from Baltimore all the time.I would get on the Greyhound bus and tell my parents I was going to some sorority weekend. I'd even make up fake permission slips, come to New York and just ask people on the street if I could stay with them and go see midnight movies.
Author: John Waters