is nothing if you aren't obsessed."
"I can't help it, I enjoy the company of murderers, rapists and child
"If you are unlucky enough to be heterosexual and persist in having
affairs anyway, make sure they are with a blood relation, preferabley
your mother or father."
Waters is the Pope of Trash and his taste in tacky is unexcelled..."
- William Burroughs
"Waters cultivates sleaze like a rare orchid...He is to Baltimore
what Ingmar Bergman is to Sweden." - Baltimore Sun
"Where do these people come from? Where do they go when the sun goes
down? Isn't there a law or something?" - Rex Reed
"John Waters is the bard of a culture that creates itself out of
commercial trash; he's a visionary of sorts, someone who discovers the
bizarre in the everyday and the everyday in the bizarre." - American
"I don't want my tax money spent that way. I blame him for what's
going on out there. Ladies can't walk the streets without some kid grabbing
their purses. These kids would steal your garbage cans. The other day
I found dead rats in my basement. People see his movies and get the know-how;
they get the idea for all these rapes and hold-ups. To tell you the truth,
I try not to even think of him. I wipe him from under my feet." -
Mary Avara, Maryland Censor Board