Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. 

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Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous."

They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself.

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.

Since people are going to be living longer and getting older they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.

I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work " because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.

I am a deeply superficial person.

It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do how to do it when to do it how to feel about it and how to look how you feel about it.

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

I like boring things.

When I got my first television set I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph and no name. Well actually I'd like it to say "figment."

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough it loses all of its meaning.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

Once you 'got' Pop you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop you could never see America the same way again.

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question 'Well what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.

Before I was shot I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since I knew that I was watching television.

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you because someone's got to take care of all your details.

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me and there I am. There's nothing behind it.

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.

During the 1960s I think people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.

I never understood why when you died you didn't just vanish everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph and no name. Well actually I'd like it to say 'figment.'

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

Land really is the best art.

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

I always wished I had died and I still wish that because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.

I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean how can you tell?

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it it's much more exciting.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.