Much of what filmmaker John Waters says makes me laugh. Much like Woody Allen. (Much of what they say rings true.)
In 2015 Mr Waters delivered a commencement speech to graduates at the Rhode Island School of Design, and his patented sense of humour, at times subversive, helped propel his life advice to viral status.
I, of course, was not surprised.
Courtesy of John Waters - Make Trouble (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill). Some:
"Okay, I'm supposed to inspire you. How's this? Somehow I've been able to make a living doing what I love best for fifty years without even having to get a real job."
Close to home:
"A career in the arts is like a hitchhiking trip: All you need is one person to say 'get in', and off you go. And then the confidence begins."