65 Andy Warhol Quotes About Art, Prints, Poster, Beauty

Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. These Andy Warhol quotes will motivate you in life.

Famous Andy Warhol Quotes

  1. “The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will” ~ Andy Warhol
  2. “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
  3. “Art is what you can get away with.” ~ Andy Warhol , Andy Warhol quotes on art
  4. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” ~ Andy Warhol
  5. “Perception precedes reality.” ~ Andy Warhol

  6. “You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.” ~ Andy Warhol
  7. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol
  8. “I smoke pot because I want to go to heaven before I die” ~ Andy Warhol
  9. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” ~ Andy Warhol
  10. “An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” ~ Andy Warhol
  11. “Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?” ~ Andy Warhol
  12. “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
  13. “If you don’t think about it, it’s right.” ~ Andy Warhol
  14. “I am a deeply superficial person.” ~ Andy Warhol

  15. “I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts.” ~ Andy Warhol
  16. “Exposure and attention make a work famous – the more you talk about it, the more attention it gets, the more validity it achieves.” ~ Andy Warhol
  17. “A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.” ~ Andy Warhol
  18. “People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting.” ~ Andy Warhol
  19. “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.” ~ Andy Warhol
  20. “The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting” ~ Andy Warhol
  21. “I learned that you actually have more power when you shut up.” ~ Andy Warhol
  22. “It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.” ~ Andy Warhol

  23. “You need to let little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.” ~ Andy Warhol
  24. “Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.” “My mother didn’t love me.” So what. “My husband won’t ball me. So what. “I’m a success but I’m still alone.” So what. I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.” ~ Andy Warhol
  25. “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
  26. “There should be a course in the first grade on love.” ~ Andy Warhol
  27. “Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” ~ Andy Warhol

  28. “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
  29. “Everything will be art and nothing will be art, because everything, as I believe, already is.” ~ Andy Warhol
  30. “I don’t want to be smart, because being smart makes you depressed.” ~ Andy Warhol
  31. “I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is.” ~ Andy Warhol
  32. “When you stop wanting something, you get it.” ~ Andy Warhol
  33. “I like to be the right thing in the wrong space and the wrong thing in the right space. But usually being the right thing in the wrong space and the wrong thing in the right space is worth it, because something funny always happens.” ~ Andy Warhol
  34. “People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” ~ Andy Warhol
  35. “I never fall apart, because I never fall together.” ~ Andy Warhol

  36. “I’m really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts” ~ Andy Warhol
  37. “…the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.” ~ Andy Warhol
  38. “Fashion is more art than art is” ~ Andy Warhol
  39. “There is beauty in everything, just not everybody sees it” ~ Andy Warhol , Andy Warhol quotes on beauty
  40. “The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all.” ~ Andy Warhol
  41. “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.” ~ Andy Warhol
  42. “I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.” ~ Andy Warhol
  43. “I always notice flowers.” ~ Andy Warhol

  44. “The idea of America is so wonderful because the more equal something is, the more American it is” ~ Andy Warhol
  45. “Space is all one space and thought is all one thought, but my mind divides its spaces into spaces into spaces and thoughts into thoughts into thoughts. Like a large condominium. Occasionally I think about the one Space and the one Thought, but usually I don’t. Usually I think about my condominium.” ~ Andy Warhol
  46. “And your own life while it’s happening to you never has any atmosphere until it’s a memory.” ~ Andy Warhol
  47. “I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.” ~ Andy Warhol
  48. “I think anybody can take a good picture. My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous. It’s being in the right place at the wrong time.” ~ Andy Warhol
  49. “Look poor, think rich.” ~ Andy Warhol

  50. “Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.” ~ Andy Warhol
  51. “I’ve always thought that the President could do so much here to help change images. If the President would go into a public bathroom in the Capitol and have the TV cameras film him cleaning the toilets and saying ‘Why not? Somebody’s got to do it!’ then that would do so much for the morale of the people who do the wonderful job of keeping the toilets clean. I mean, it is a wonderful thing that they’re doing.” ~ Andy Warhol
  52. “In the future, everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” ~ Andy Warhol
  53. “You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.” ~ Andy Warhol
  54. “Kiss me with your eyes.” ~ Andy Warhol

  55. “Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.” ~ Andy Warhol
  56. “I wake up every morning. I open my eyes and think: here we go again.” ~ Andy Warhol
  57. “As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I’ve found that to be absolutely axiomatic.” ~ Andy Warhol
  58. “Most people in America think Art is a man’s name.” ~ Andy Warhol
  59. “You meet rich people and you hang around with them, and one night they’ve had a few drinks and they say ‘I’ll buy it!’ Then they tell their friends, ‘You must have this person’s work, darling,’ and that’s all you need. That’s all it takes. Get it?” ~ Andy Warhol
  60. “The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” ~ Andy Warhol

  61. “Everybody has a different idea of love. One girl I know said, “I knew he loved me when de didn’t come in my mouth.” ~ Andy Warhol
  62. “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.” ~ Andy Warhol
  63. “The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald’s. Peking and Moscow don’t have anything beautiful yet.” ~ Andy Warhol
  64. “The interviewer should just tell me the words he wants me to say and I’ll repeat them after him. I think that would be so great because I’m so empty I just can’t think of anything to say.” ~ Andy Warhol
  65. “If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art.” ~ Andy Warhol

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