Andy Warhol Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Thought Quotes, Vision Quotes

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

Relationship Quotes, Vision Quotes

So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.

Death Quotes, Work Quotes, Pain Quotes, Violence Quotes

 

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.'

Thought Quotes

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.'

Thought Quotes

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.

Thought Quotes

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

Taxes Quotes

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.

Love Quotes, Reality Quotes

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.

Business Quotes, Work Quotes, Art Quotes, Money Quotes

Checks aren't money.

Money Quotes

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Business Quotes, Work Quotes, Art Quotes, Money Quotes

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

Love Quotes

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting.

Love Quotes

I've been invited to the White House about five times. I think the greatest thing would be if they actually invited everybody to the White House every night... they'd just take about 500 people a night. Everybody would just love this country because it's so thrilling to go there. It really is.

Love Quotes, Great Quotes, Time Quotes

Sociological critics are waste makers.

Logic Quotes

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.

Life Quotes

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

Life Quotes, Change Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Learning Quotes

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Future Quotes

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.

Fear Quotes

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.

Work Quotes, Exercise Quotes

Now and then, someone would accuse me of being evil - of letting people destroy themselves while I watched, just so I could film them and tape-record them. But I didn't think of myself as evil - just realistic.

Evil Quotes

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

Emotion Quotes

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours.

Action Quotes, Negotiation Quotes, Compromise Quotes, Courage Quotes

My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat - or in film's case 'run on' - manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.

Belief Quotes

I always hear myself saying , 'She's a beauty!' or 'He's a beauty!' or 'What a beauty!' but I never know what I'm talking about.

Beauty Quotes

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

Attention Quotes

I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.

Art Quotes

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Art Quotes

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.

Art Quotes

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.

Age Quotes, Great Quotes

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.

Work Quotes

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

Change Quotes, Time Quotes

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

Great Quotes, Rich Quotes

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.

Great Quotes, Rich Quotes

I think kids should go to high school until they're 30. No, really, because people are staying younger now and there's nothing to do. If you stayed longer, then it would be really great.

Great Quotes

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

Great Quotes

I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.

Action Quotes

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

Action Quotes

4 Top Andy Warhol quotes about Pain

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.

Love Quotes, Pain Quotes, Money Quotes

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.

Pain Quotes

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.

Pain Quotes

I'll bet there are a lot of artists that nobody hears about who just make more money than anybody. The people that do all the sculptures and paintings for big building construction. We never hear about them, but they make more money than anybody.

Pain Quotes, Money Quotes