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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Andy Warhol


“People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.”

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

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“The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”

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“many in the cast portrayed their parts as if in a stupor from marijuana, drugs or alcohol.”

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“The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.”

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“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.”

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“During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.”

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

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“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.'”

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“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.”

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

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“Fashion, ... wasn't what you wore someplace anymore. It was the whole reason for going.”

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

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“It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.”

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“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.”

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