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Andy Warhol
By Anonym 16 Sep

Andy Warhol

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." Andy Warhol

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Free countries are great, because you can actually sit in somebody else's space for a while and pretend you're a part of it. You can sit in the Plaza Hotel and you don't even have to live there. You can just sit and watch the people go by.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I am a deeply superficial person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone... I became a loner in my own mind... I decided I'd rather be alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I still care about people but it would be so much easier not to care. I don't want to get too close; I don't like to touch things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

If you're traveling for five years or something like that, you're going somewhere. But five years are being used up, and you don't have to do anything. You just sit on the plane. That might make time go really fast.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I love going out every night. It’s so exciting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

You meet rich people and you hang around with them, and one night they've had a few drinks and they say 'I'll buy it!' Then they tell their friends, 'You must have this person's work, darling,' and that's all you need. That's all it takes. Get it?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

Looking younger and being younger is the adolescence idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: I think everybody should like everybody. Gene Swenson: Is that what Pop Art is all about? Andy Warhol: Yes, it's liking things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

...after you stop wanting things is when having them won't make you go crazy. After you stop wanting them is when you can handle having them. Or before. But never during. If you get things when you really want them, you go crazy. Everything becomes distorted when something you really want is sitting in your lap.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

Sometimes something can look beautiful just because it's different in some way from the other things around it. One red petunia in a window box will look very beautiful if all the rest of them are white, and vice-versa.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you're working.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Everything is more glamorous when you do it in bed anyway.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Business Art is the step that comes after Art.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I really believe in empty spaces, although, as an artist, I make a lot of junk. Empty space is never-wasted space. Wasted space is any space that has art in it. An artist is somebody 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

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-ordina ry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

When I was in the hospital after I was shot they gave me drugs, but it was so great to get off those.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

Sociological critics are waste makers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Andy Warhol

Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I really hate heights. I always like to live on the first floor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Among other things, drag queens are living testimony to the way women used to want to be, the way some people still want them to be, and the way some women still actually want to be. Drags are ambulatory archives of ideal moviestar womanhood. They perform a documentary service, usually consecrating their lives to keeping the glittering alternative alive and available for (not-too-close) inspection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what." "My mother didn't love me." So what. "My husband won't ball me. So what. "I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what. I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

The wide multitude wanted to seem contrarian. It meant that this type of nonconformism had to be mass-produced.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Business art is the step that comes after Art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

I wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

I think video is the best market. When the cassette market comes out, if you just do movies that nobody else can do, that'll be the new way.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Andy Warhol

Don't think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they're deciding, make even more art.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

What I've always wished I'd invented was paper underwear, even knowing that the idea never took off when they did come out with it. I still think it's a good idea, and I don't know why people resist it when they've accepted paper napkins and paper plates and paper curtains and paper towels-it would make more sense not to have to wash out underwear than not to have to wash out towels.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

If I had gone ahead and died ten years ago, I'd probably be a cult figure today.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

And your own life while it's happening to you never has any atmosphere until it's a memory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

The key of the success of Studio 54 is that it’s a dictatorship at the door and a democracy on the dance floor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

I've always thought that the President could do so much here to help change images. If the President would go into a public bathroom in the Capitol, and have the TV cameras film him cleaning the toilets and saying 'Why not? Somebody's got to do it!' then that would do so much for the morale of the people who do the wonderful job of keeping the toilets clean. I mean, it is a wonderful thing that they're doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andy Warhol

I will go to the Opening of Anything, including a Toilet Seat

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Warhol

I met someone on the street who said wasn't it great that we're going to have a movie star for president, that it was so Pop, and (laughs) when you think about it like that, it is great, it's so American.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andy Warhol

The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all.