They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.— Andy Warhol
The most mind-blowing Andy Warhol quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
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.
You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.
They always say time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourself.
I smoke pot because I want to go to heaven before I die
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.
Fashion wasn't what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.
I've never met a person I couldn't call a beauty.
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.
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.
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.
As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.
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.
In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
When I got my first TV set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships with other people.
You need to let little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.
Uptown is for people who have already done something.
Downtown is where they’re doing something now. I live uptown but I love downtown.
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.
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
People should fall in love with their eyes closed.
The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting
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.
Kiss me with your eyes.
When you stop wanting something, you get it.
I always notice flowers.
People are always so boring when they band together.
You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting.
Art is what you can get away with.
I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
I’m really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts
I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.
I am a deeply superficial person.
People in uniform always look so great.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
I think everybody should like everybody.
Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person good-night.
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.
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.
When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you're working.
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.
I wake up every morning. I open my eyes and think: here we go again.
I still care about people but it would be so much easier not to care.
I don't want to get too close; I don't like to touch things.
Land really is the best art.
I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone... I became a loner in my own mind... I decided I'd rather be alone.
I can never get over when you're on the beach how beautiful the sand looks and the water washes it away and straightens it up and the trees and the grass all look great. I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is.
When you work with people who misunderstand you, instead of getting transmissions, you get transmutations, and that's much more interesting in the long run.