129 Best Andy Warhol Quotes from the Master of Pop Art

Andy Warhol was a celebrated American artist and filmmaker who was a key figure in the 1960s Pop Art movement.

Warhol, originally Andrew Warhola, was known for his mass-produced art that critiqued the commercial culture of the U.S. and framed the artist as a successful yet impersonal figure.

He gained sudden fame in 1962 for his depictions of Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles and Brillo soap pad boxes.

Andy Warhol

Warhol’s usage of silkscreen prints and repetitions reduced images to dehumanized cultural icons, reflecting American material culture and his emotional detachment from his art.

He later ventured into underground filmmaking, creating movies known for inventive eroticism and plotless boredom.

Warhol also survived an assassination attempt in 1968. Despite the incident, he continued to create prints of political and Hollywood celebrities and worked on commercial art projects.

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His work is showcased in the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

I have made a list of the top Andy Warhol quotes.

Best Andy Warhol Quotes

Best Andy Warhol Quotes

I always notice flowers. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

I never fall apart, because I never fall together. ~ Andy Warhol.

I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them. ~ Andy Warhol.

I like boring things. ~ Andy Warhol.

Perception precedes reality. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

People should fall in love with their eyes closed. ~ Andy Warhol.

Empty space is never-wasted space. Wasted space is any space that has art in it. ~ Andy Warhol.

Kiss me with your eyes. ~ Andy Warhol.

Making money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art. ~ 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.

I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

If I had gone ahead and died ten years ago, I’d probably be a cult figure today. ~ Andy Warhol.

The key of the success of Studio 54 is that it’s a dictatorship at the door and a democracy on the dance floor. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Top Andy Warhol Quotes

The moment you label something, you take a step-I mean, you can never go back again to seeing it unlabelled. ~ Andy Warhol.

If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art. ~ Andy Warhol.

Death means a lot of money, honey. Death can really make you look like a star. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting. ~ Andy Warhol.

If there’s ever a problem, I film it and it’s no longer a problem. It’s a film. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

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.

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.

Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad. ~ Andy Warhol.

Photographers feel guilty that all they do for a living is press a button. ~ Andy Warhol.

Top Andy Warhol Quotes

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. ~ Andy Warhol.

Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

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

Famous Andy Warhol Quotes

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.

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

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.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol.

One person in the 60s fascinated me more than anybody I had ever known. And the fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love. ~ Andy Warhol.

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants. ~ Andy Warhol.

If you can convince yourself that you look fabulous, you can save yourself the trouble of primping. ~ Andy Warhol.

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. ~ Andy Warhol.

I can’t remember my dreams more than a couple of seconds after I wake up. It’s frustrating because sometimes I dream that I’m watching a really good movie. ~ 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.

People are always calling me a mirror and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see? ~ Andy Warhol.

Land really is the best art. ~ Andy Warhol.

Beauty is a sign of intelligence. ~ Andy Warhol.

I don’t believe people die. They just go uptown. To Bloomingdales. They just take longer to get back. ~ Andy Warhol.

I think everybody should like everybody. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Publicity is like eating peanuts. Once you start you can’t stop. ~ Andy Warhol.

Security breeds stagnation. ~ Andy Warhol.

Pop art is for everyone. ~ Andy Warhol.

Think rich, look poor. ~ Andy Warhol.

If you wear a wig, everybody notices. But if you then dye the wig, people notice the dye. ~ Andy Warhol.

Day after day I look in the mirror and I still see something. ~ Andy Warhol.

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.

I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

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… ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Famous Andy Warhol Quotes

Art is what you can get away with. ~ Andy Warhol.

I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do. ~ Andy Warhol.

I smoke pot because I want to go to heaven before I die. ~ Andy Warhol.

I do the same thing everyday. I go to work and paint. I try to turn out as many pictures as I can. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

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

My ideal city would be one long main street with no cross streets or side streets to jam up traffic. Just a long one-way street. ~ Andy Warhol.

I went to vote once, but I got too scared. I couldn’t decide whom to vote for. ~ Andy Warhol.

Philosophical Andy Warhol Quotes

There is beauty in everything, Just not everybody sees it. ~ Andy Warhol.

I used to drink Coke all the time. It was so good. It gives you a lot of energy. ~ Andy Warhol.

New things are always better than old things. ~ Andy Warhol.

Everybody must have a fantasy. ~ Andy Warhol.

Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see. ~ Andy Warhol.

If everybody’s not a beauty, then nobody is. ~ Andy Warhol.

I want to be a machine. ~ Andy Warhol.

Everyone winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight. ~ Andy Warhol.

Voyeurism is a director’s job description. It’s an artist’s, too. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

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

You can never predict what little things in the way somebody looks or talks or acts will set off peculiar emotional reactions in other people. ~ Andy Warhol.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery. ~ Andy Warhol.

I am a deeply superficial person. ~ Andy Warhol.

The world fascinates me. ~ Andy Warhol.

Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love. ~ Andy Warhol.

A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary. ~ Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol Quotes on Art

When you do something exactly wrong, you always turn up something. ~ Andy Warhol.

James Dean was the damaged but beautiful soul of our time. ~ Andy Warhol.

Two people kissing always look like fish. ~ Andy Warhol.

The best museum is Bloomingdales. ~ Andy Warhol.

Buying is more American than thinking, and I’m as American as they come. ~ Andy Warhol.

Rodeo Drive is a giant butterscotch sundae. ~ Andy Warhol.

I will go to the Opening of Anything, including a Toilet Seat. ~ Andy Warhol.

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.

Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going. ~ Andy Warhol.

I want to die with my blue jeans on. ~ Andy Warhol.

I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again. ~ Andy Warhol.

Great Andy Warhol Quotes

I want everybody to think alike. I think everybody should be a machine. ~ Andy Warhol.

I never understand how the lipstick business goes on because lipstick lasts forever. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Switzerland is my favorite place now, because it’s so – nothing. There is absolutely nothing to do. ~ Andy Warhol.

I’m seeking out a new way to live and if it’s surfing, that’s the way I’ll do it. I’ll be a surfer for the rest of my life. ~ Andy Warhol.

I think somebody should be able to do all my paintings for me. ~ Andy Warhol.

Every song has a memory; every song has the ability to make or break your heart, shut down the heart, and open the eyes. But I’m afraid if you look at a thing long enough; it loses all of its meaning. ~ Andy Warhol.

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.

The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

I learned that you actually have more power when you shut up. ~ Andy Warhol.

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey. ~ Andy Warhol.

Pop art is about liking things. ~ Andy Warhol.

Why do people spend their time being sad when they could be happy? ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Wise Andy Warhol Quotes

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

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

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

Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don’t have it. ~ Andy Warhol.

Sex is the biggest nothing of all time. ~ Andy Warhol.

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. ~ Andy Warhol.

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. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

Don’t think about making art… ~ Andy Warhol.

Popular Andy Warhol Quotes

Fashion is more art than art is. ~ Andy Warhol.

Paintings are too hard. The things I want to show are mechanical. Machines have less problems. I’d like to be a machine, wouldn’t you? ~ Andy Warhol.

Uptown is for people who have already done something. Downtown is where they’re doing something now. I live uptown but I love downtown. ~ Andy Warhol.

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

But I always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party. ~ Andy Warhol.

I wanted to paint nothing. I was looking for something that was the essence of nothing, and the soup can was it. ~ Andy Warhol.

Look poor, think rich. ~ Andy Warhol.

So these were the 129 top Andy Warhol quotes and sayings about art, life, photography, fame, pop art, death and change.

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