Andy Warhol Quotes and Sayings

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Andrew Warhola was born on August 6, 1928 died on February 22, 1987, more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.

Andy Warhol Quotes, Sayings and Quotations

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

The things I want to show are mechanical. Machines have less problems.
– 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

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.
– Andy Warhol

Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
– Andy Warhol

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.
– Andy Warhol

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, there I am. There’s nothing behind it.
– Andy Warhol

Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they’ll just have to earn how to be babies longer.
– Andy Warhol

I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is “In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.”
– 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

Art is what you can get away with.
– Andy Warhol

Switzerland is my favorite place now, because it’s so – nothing. There is absolutely nothing to do.
– Andy Warhol

Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life…Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. The channels switch, but it’s all television.
– Andy Warhol

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
– 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. Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. People are working every minute. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
– Andy Warhol

Referring to the attempt on his life by Valerie Solanas in 1968. Being born is like being kidnapped and then sold into slavery.
– Andy Warhol

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
– Andy Warhol

Drag queens are living testimony to the way women used to be to be, the way some people still want them to be, and the way some women will 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.
– Andy Warhol

I am a deeply superficial person.
– 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

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

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. 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

Buying is much more American than thinking and I’m as American as they come.
– 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.
– Andy Warhol


One Comment »

  • Hilda said:

    Very professional site. Keep doing.
    I am from Spain and know bad English.
    :(. Hilda.

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