Andy Warhol was an American artist 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. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music.
They Always Say Time Changes Things, But You Actually Have To Change Them Yourself.
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.'
I Had A Lot Of Dates But I Decided To Stay Home And Dye My Eyebrows.
Land Really Is The Best Art.
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'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.
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.
Being Born Is Like Being Kidnapped. And Then Sold Into Slavery.
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 Love Los Angeles, And I Love Hollywood. They're Beautiful. Everybody's Plastic, But I Love Plastic. I Want To Be Plastic.
In The Future, Everyone Will Be Famous For 15 Minutes.
Isn't Life A Series Of Images That Change As They Repeat Themselves?
I Used To Think That Everything Was Just Being Funny But Now I Don't Know. I Mean, How Can You Tell?
I Think Everybody Should Like Everybody.
Sex Is More Exciting On The Screen And Between The Pages Than Between The Sheets.
Everyone Needs A Fantasy.
What's Great About This Country Is That America Started The Tradition Where The Richest Consumers Buy Essentially The Same Things As The Poorest. You Can Be Watching Tv And See Coca-cola, And You Can Know That The President Drinks Coke. Liz Taylor Drinks Coke, And Just Think, You Can Drink Coke, Too.
Since I Was Shot, Everything Is Such A Dream To Me. Like I Don't Know Whether I'm Alive Or Whether I Died. I Wasn't Afraid Before. And Having Been Dead Once, I Shouldn't Feel Fear. But I Am Afraid. I Don't Understand Why.
I Went To Vote Once, But I Got Too Scared. I Couldn't Decide Whom To Vote For.
Don't Pay Any Attention To What They Write About You. Just Measure It In Inches.
I Just Happen To Like Ordinary Things. When I Paint Them, I Don't Try To Make Them Extraordinary. I Just Try To Paint Them Ordinary-ordinary.
Dying Is The Most Embarrassing Thing That Can Ever Happen To You, Because Someone's Got To Take Care Of All Your Details.
I Am A Deeply Superficial Person.
An Artist Is Somebody Who Produces Things That People Don't Need To Have.
It Would Be Very Glamorous To Be Reincarnated As A Great Big Ring On Liz Taylor's Finger.
During The 1960s, I Think, People Forgot What Emotions Were Supposed To Be. And I Don't Think They've Ever Remembered.
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.
Since People Are Going To Be Living Longer And Getting Older, They'll Just Have To Learn How To Be Babies Longer.
I'm Bored With That Line. I Never Use It Anymore. My New Line Is 'In 15 Minutes Everybody Will Be Famous.'
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.
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.
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.
I'm Afraid That If You Look At A Thing Long Enough, It Loses All Of Its Meaning.
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.
I Like To Work When I'm Not Working - Do Something That May Not Be Considered Work, But To Me It's Work. Getting Exercise By Going To The Grocery Store.
Art Is What You Can Get Away With.
Fantasy Love Is Much Better Than Reality Love.
I Used To Have The Same Lunch Every Day, For 20 Years, I Guess, The Same Thing Over And Over Again.
If You Wear A Wig, Everybody Notices. But If You Then Dye The Wig, People Notice The Dye.
I'm For Mechanical Art. When I Took Up Silk Screening, It Was To More Fully Exploit The Preconceived Image Through The Commercial Techniques Of Multiple Reproduction.
Human Beings Are Born Solitary, But Everywhere They Are In Chains - Daisy Chains - Of Interactivity. Social Actions Are Makeshift Forms, Often Courageous, Sometimes Ridiculous, Always Strange. And In A Way, Every Social Action Is A Negotiation, A Compromise Between 'His,' 'Her' Or 'Their' Wish And Yours.
Making Money Is Art And Working Is Art And Good Business Is The Best Art.
If You're Not Trying To Be Real, You Don't Have To Get It Right. That's Art.
People Sometimes Say The Way Things Happen In The Movies Is Unreal, But Actually, It's The Way Things Happen To You In Life That's Unreal.
I Think It Would Be Terrific If Everybody Was Alike.
I Always Hear Myself Saying, 'She's A Beauty!' Or 'He's A Beauty!' Or 'What A Beauty!' But I Never Know What I'm Talking About.
I Want To Die With My Blue Jeans On.
Now And Then, Someone Would Accuse Me Of Being Evil - Of Letting People Destroy Themselves While I Watched, Just So I Could Film Them And Tape-record Them. But I Didn't Think Of Myself As Evil - Just Realistic.
The Most Exciting Thing Is Not Doing It. If You Fall In Love With Someone And Never Do It, It's Much More Exciting.