Your book, Role Models, is about the people that you look up to. Are there any people that you look down on?
There are, but my specialty in my career is never saying negative things about people — it’s praising people that other people don’t like; that’s more my beat … It basically wouldn’t be worth writing a book about; people you don’t like, you just ignore. I’d say the greatest success that I’ve had in my life is that I never have to be around assholes anymore; that’s better than rich. And rich just means you can just afford any book you want without looking at the price. That, to me, is rich.
– John Waters – Oyster #94, September 2011
interview by: Ariane Halls
photography by: Tung Walsh
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