Andy Warhol Quotes & Wallpapers

Andy Warhol
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If everybody's not a beauty, then nobody is Andy Warhol

After Wakefield Poole's films, mine are unnecessary and a bit naive, don't you think? Andy Warhol

I always think I don't do the first one good, so I try to do it more. Andy Warhol

Don't think about art, just get it done. Andy Warhol

The nicer I am, the more people think I'm lying. Andy Warhol

I always notice flowers. Andy Warhol

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art Andy Warhol

Look poor, think rich. Andy Warhol

I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is. Andy Warhol

Rodeo Drive is a giant butterscotch sundae. 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. Andy Warhol

Photographers feel guilty that all they do for a living is press a button. Andy Warhol

My image is a statement of the symbols of the harsh, impersonal products and brash materialistic objects on which America is built today. It is a projection of everything that can be bought and sold, and practical but impermanent symbols that sustain us. Andy Warhol

[My vision of America is] a good vision. Actually the best is on TV. I wanted to shoot all the pictures off the TV. No one would have known the difference. Andy Warhol

Success is when the checks do' bounce. Andy Warhol

I do' know anybody who does' have a fantasy. Everybody must have a fantasy. Andy Warhol

If you do' think about it, it's right. Andy Warhol

New things are always better than old things. Andy Warhol

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

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person. People are only glamorous if you don't see them. Like the movies used to make people years ago. There is something about people on screen that makes them so special; when you see them in person, they are so different and the whole illusion is gone.. Andy Warhol

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. Andy Warhol

Voyeurism is a director's job description. It's an artist's, too. Andy Warhol

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

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

Sociological critics are waste makers. Andy Warhol

I wake up every morning. I open my eyes and think: here we go again. Andy Warhol

Wasting money puts you in a real party mood. Andy Warhol

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

Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery. Andy Warhol

I smoke pot because I want to go to heaven before I die Andy Warhol

My style was always to spread out rather than to move up. Andy Warhol

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them. "A man is what he thinks about all day long." [Ralph Waldo Emerson] Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. Aldous Huxley Andy Warhol

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

I think pot should be legal. I don't smoke it, but I like the smell of it. Andy Warhol

I've never made the separation between, say, the museum and the hardware store. I mean, I enjoy both of them, and I want to combine the two. Andy Warhol

When you do something exactly wrong, you always turn up something. Andy Warhol

I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them. Andy Warhol

I think pot should be legal. I do' smoke it, but I like the smell of it. Andy Warhol

Fashion is more art than art is Andy Warhol

I love going out every night. It's so exciting. 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. 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. Andy Warhol

My instinct about painting says, 'if you don't think about it, it's right.' As soon as you have to decide and choose, it's wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets. Andy Warhol

There is beauty in everything, Just not everybody sees it Andy Warhol

Space is all one space and thought is all one thought, but my mind divides its spaces into spaces into spaces and thoughts into thoughts into thoughts. Like a large condominium. Occasionally I think about the one Space and the one Thought, but usually I don't. Usually I think about my condominium. Andy Warhol

...the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel. 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. Andy Warhol

A friend of mine always says, "Women love me for the man I'm not." Andy Warhol

I'd rather do new stuff. The old stuff is better to talk about than to see. It always sounds better than it really is. 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. Andy Warhol

I've never met a person I couldn't call a beauty. Andy Warhol

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. Andy Warhol

Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it's exciting, and if you do it every day it's exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it's not good any more. 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

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

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. Andy Warhol

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

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.' Andy Warhol

I want to be a machine. Andy Warhol

Checks aren't money. Andy Warhol

I read an article on me once that described my machine-method of silk-screen copying and painting: 'What a bold and audacious solution, what depths of the man are revealed in this solution!' What does that mean? Andy Warhol

I wanted to paint nothing. I was looking for something that was the essence of nothing, and the soup can was it. Andy Warhol

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

You know it's ART, when the check clears. Andy Warhol

Pele is one of the few who contradicted my theory: instead of fifteen minutes of fame, he will have fifteen centuries. Andy Warhol

I really don't care that much about 'Beauties'. What I really like are Talkers ... Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something ... Andy Warhol

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. Andy Warhol

Paintings are too hard. The things I want to show are mechanical. Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine, wouldn't you? Andy Warhol

I'm really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts Andy Warhol

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That's one of my favorite things to say. So what. Andy Warhol



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