The Best 40 Andy Warhol Quotes

 Andy Warhol Quotes. 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 advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist... (wikipedia)

Andy Warhol — American Artist born on August 06, 1928, died on February 22, 1987.

Andy Warhol Quotes

1. A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.

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

3. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.

4. Don’t think about making art, just get it done.

5. They always say new art is bad for a while, that’s the risk – that’s the pain you have to have for fame.

6. Every song has a memory; every song has the ability to make or break your heart, shut down the heart, and open the eyes.

7. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art…but making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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

13. 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.

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

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

16. You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.

17. Someday everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that seems to be what is happening.

18. I’m not afraid to die; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

19. 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.

20. You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.

21. People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal.

22. I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place.

23. Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.

24. I think everybody should be nice to everybody.

25. You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.

26. I don’t believe in it, because you’re not around to know that it’s happened. I can’t say anything about it because I’m not prepared for it.

27. I always think about the people who build buildings and then they’re not around anymore.

28. When a person is the beauty of their day, and their looks are really in style, and then the times change and tastes change, and ten years go by, and if they keep exactly their same look and don’t change anything and if they take care of themselves, they’ll still be a beauty.

29. If I weren’t famous, I wouldn’t have been shot for being Andy Warhol.

30. I have no memory. Every day is new because I don’t remember the day before. Every minute is like the first minute of my life.

31. Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what.

32. I love Los Angeles and I love Hollywood, they're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic... I want to be plastic

33. You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.

34. I have social disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.

35. People sometimes say the way things happen to you in the movies in unreal, but it's the way things happen to you in real life that's unreal.

36. 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.

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

38. Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around.

39. 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.

40. 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.

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