1930-, American Artist, Filmmaker
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
Andy Warhol – [Arts and Artists]
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.
Andy Warhol – [Assassination]
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
Andy Warhol – [Birth]
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 – [Business]
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 – [Death and Dying]
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 – [Love]
I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol – [People]
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.
Andy Warhol – [Work]
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
Andy Warhol – [Humor]
Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
Andy Warhol – [Image]
It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it. Everybody has their own America, and then they have the pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can't see.
Andy Warhol – [America]
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 – [Compatibility]
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 – [Life and Living]
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 so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television — you don't feel anything.
Andy Warhol – [Cinema]
Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
Andy Warhol – [Sex]
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
Andy Warhol – [Babies]
The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
Andy Warhol – [Fame]
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol – [Responsibility]
Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that
Andy Warhol – [Individuality]