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The 68 Best Andy Warhol Quotes

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Andy Warhol was one brilliant man. Not only was he the artist behind those iconic images of Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe we all know so well, but he was also responsible for a whole lot of awesome quotes.

Read on for our favorite quotes from him about life, love, sex, fame, and everything in between.

Art is what you can get away with.Andy Warhol

I think everybody should like everybody.Andy Warhol

Everything has beauty. Andy Warhol.

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what.”Andy Warhol

You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.Andy Warhol

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

I wake up every morning. I open my eyes and think: here we go again.Andy Warhol

Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.Andy Warhol

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.Andy Warhol

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I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.Andy Warhol

As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.Andy Warhol

Everybody must have a fantasy.Andy Warhol

Beauty is a sign of intelligence.Andy Warhol

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

Bad taste makes the day go by faster.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

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You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.Andy Warhol

Everyone winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.Andy Warhol

I don’t want to be smart, because being smart makes you depressed.Andy Warhol

I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.Andy Warhol

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.Andy Warhol

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.Andy Warhol

I’ve never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty.Andy Warhol

I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.Andy Warhol

After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex.Andy Warhol

Wasting money puts you in a real party mood.Andy Warhol

I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.Andy Warhol

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.Andy Warhol

Success is when the checks don’t bounce.Andy Warhol

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I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place. Being the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place is worth it because something interesting always happens.Andy Warhol

I am a deeply superficial person.Andy Warhol

The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will.Andy Warhol

I never fall apart because I never fall together.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 strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like you’re watching television — you don’t feel anything.Andy Warhol

Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.Andy Warhol

I think that people never die. They just go to department stores.Andy Warhol

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. I love going out every night. It’s so exciting.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 always notice flowers.Andy Warhol

Everything is more glamorous when you do it in bed anyway.Andy Warhol

Think rich, look poor.Andy Warhol

You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.Andy Warhol

The nicer I am, the more people think I’m lying.Andy Warhol

I never read I just look at pictures.Andy Warhol

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

I’m really afraid to feel happy, because it never lasts.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

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

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.Andy Warhol

I thought that young people had more problems than old people…Then I looked around and saw that everybody who looked young had young problems and that everybody who looked old had old problems.Andy Warhol

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

I will go to the opening of anything, including a toilet seat.Andy Warhol

When I look around today, the biggest anachronism I see is pregnancy. I just can’t believe that people are still pregnant.Andy Warhol

Most people in America think Art is a man’s name.Andy Warhol

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.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 think it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.Andy Warhol

The girls in California were probably prettier in a standard sense than the New York girls–blonder and in better health, I guess; but I still preferred the way the girls in New York looked–stranger and more neurotic (a girl always looked more beautiful and fragile when she was about to have a nervous breakdown).Andy Warhol

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


I always think about what it means to wear eyeglasses. When you get used to glasses you don’t know how far you could really see. I think about all the people before eyeglasses were invented. It must have been weird because everyone was seeing in different ways according to how bad their eyes were. Now, eyeglasses standardize everyone’s vision to 20-20. That’s an example of everyone becoming more alike. Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren’t for glasses.Andy Warhol

Two people kissing always look like fish.Andy Warhol

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

I like boring things.Andy Warhol

I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.Andy Warhol

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