Andy Warhol Quotes

Andy Warhol (/?w??rh?l/; born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) 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

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

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Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything.

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I want everybody to think alike. I think everybody should be a machine.

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You can be just as faithful to a place or a thing as you can to a person. A place can really make your heart skip a beat, especially if you have to take a plane to get there.

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

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

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I used to drink Coke all the time. It was so good. It gives you a lot of energy.

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New things are always better than old things.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Traveling makes time go fast. So maybe traveling in space will give people time.

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I get so tired of painting. I've been trying to give it up all the time, if we could just make a living out of movies or the newspaper business or something. It's so boring, painting the same picture over and over.

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New York restaurants are about selling atmospheres.

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I never understand how the lipstick business goes on because lipstick lasts forever.

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