Said John Waters.
He also talks about his famous old quote "If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."
“It did catch on!” he laughs. He says he’s seen it everywhere. “At the Strand bookshop in New York, there’s an entire display of it! I don’t mind that they did it. Sort of I did. They censored it! They don’t say fuck!” The key letters are starred out. “That’s what infuriated me!” He mentions that a friend of his, the drag queen Lady Bunny, called him out on its veracity. “She said: ‘I thought he [Waters] liked criminals?’ I believe in my own words, but maybe I don’t always practise what I preach.” He laughs again, and offers up a sequel. “Basically, if they’re cute enough, who’s looking at the library?”It's funny advice, but did anyone ever follow it? And just as the person with a rough exterior might have a kind heart, that person with no books on the shelf may very well have a Kindle.