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Employees make the best dates. You don`t have to pick them up and they`re always tax-deductible.

I am a deeply superficial person.

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

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

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

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

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

Being born is like being...

An artist is someone who produces things that people don`t need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

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

I like boring things.

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself

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.

Business art is the step that comes after art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. After I did the thing called "art" or whatever it`s called, I went into business art. I wanted to be an Art Businessman or a Business Artist. Being good in business in the most fascinating kind of art.

Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.

Of course what I think is boring must not be the same as what other people think is, since I could never stand to watch all the most popular action shows on TV, because they`re essentially the same plots and the same shots and the same cuts over and over again. Apparently, most people love watching the same basic thing, as long as the details are different. But I`m just the opposite: if I`m going to sit and watch the same thing I saw the night before, I don`t want it to be essentially the same - I want it to be exactly the same. Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.

Our movies may have looked like home movies, but then our home wasn`t like anybody else`s.

I am a deeply superficial person.

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

Success is when the checks don`t bounce.

I`d prefer to remain a mystery. I never like to give my background and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I`m asked. It`s not just that it`s part of my image not to tell everything, it`s just that I forget what I said the day before, and I have to make it all up over again.

In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.

I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote.

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

It`s the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." I`m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, "In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous."

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

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

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.

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

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

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

I admit to having worn suede and leather pants myself for a while, but you just never feel clean, and it`s degenerate, anyway, to wear animal skins.... So I went back to bluejeans after my degenerate period.

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.


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