Quote of the day

“We have to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em.”

— John Waters

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. Rachel Shaw

    I remember once playing Taboo at our friends’ house, and an eight-year-old was reading the clue; she said “There are lots of them all over the house” -and everyone said “Books?”

    (The answer was, in fact, “ants” -which was also true.)

    It was a branch of this same family to whom my parents gave a dictionary as a wedding present.

    (My mother’s a librarian -it helps.)

    Now that I think about it, my first boyfriend was raised in a house where the only books were a set of encyclopedias and the books he owned -and at the time, I thought it was the weirdest thing I’d ever seen.

    (We didn’t last long.)

  2. jmartin

    Now we know who should author the next NEA reading study. The proper assignments obviously are Waters on policy, and Danielewski on font. 

    N.B. the inevitable corollary as to invitees who ignore the books in your own house. If they don’t want to get into your head …