Andy Warhol 1

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-ordinary.
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

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

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.
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

I like to work when I’m not working – do something that may not be considered work, but to me it’s work. Getting exercise by going to the grocery store.
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.
Andy Warhol

I’m for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.
Andy Warhol

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.
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

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

I think everybody should like everybody.
Andy Warhol

Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don’t know whether I’m alive or whether I died. I wasn’t afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn’t feel fear. But I am afraid. I don’t understand why.
Andy Warhol

We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art.
Andy Warhol

People sometimes say the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal.
Andy Warhol

It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
Andy Warhol

Art? That’s a man’s name.
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

Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.
Andy Warhol

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.
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 like boring things.
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 never think that people die. They just go to department stores.
Andy Warhol

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.
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

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