Andy Warhol quotes

Born
August 6, 1928 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Died
February 22, 1987.

Occupation
Artist.

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
– Andy Warhol
If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art.
– Andy Warhol
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don’t know. I mean, how can you tell?
– Andy Warhol
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
– Andy Warhol
I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
– Andy Warhol
Everyone needs a fantasy.
– 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. 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.
– Andy Warhol
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
– Andy Warhol
I went to vote once, but I got too scared. I couldn’t decide whom to vote for.
– Andy Warhol
I think they should have movies in restaurants. I can’t believe that so many people get together just to sit there. It’s so abstract… isn’t it abstract? What are these people sitting here watching?
– Andy Warhol
I think it would be terrific if everybody was alike.
– Andy Warhol
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.
– Andy Warhol
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.
– Andy Warhol
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.
– Andy Warhol
I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.
– Andy Warhol
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.
– Andy Warhol
Art is what you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol
I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
– Andy Warhol
When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums.
– Andy Warhol
Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
– Andy Warhol
I think everybody should like everybody.
– Andy Warhol
I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.
– 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.
– Andy Warhol
Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.
– Andy Warhol
I like boring things.
– Andy Warhol
During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don’t think they’ve ever remembered.
– Andy Warhol
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they’ll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
– Andy Warhol
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
– Andy Warhol
I am a deeply superficial person.
– Andy Warhol
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.
– Andy Warhol
Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
– Andy Warhol
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
– Andy Warhol
I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.
– Andy Warhol
I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.
– Andy Warhol
I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again.
– Andy Warhol