21 most famous Andy Warhol quotes

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Born on August 6, 1928, Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was one of the most prominent leaders of the 60s pop culture and movement of the pop art.

He become a world wide known celebrity in a fantastically short period of time. Known for his art career which was spread into many different art forms, some of which are: film, performance art, writing, ad illustrating, and so on.

The Factory, studio he owned, became the home of many artists and most definitely had a huge (if not the biggest) influence on the pop culture of the 60s. Andy worked with many celebrities, and some of his most popular works are: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Gold Marilyn Monroe.

Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987, and he left us with a pretty big collection of quotes. Some of these quotations are very popular, even today, and therefore deserve a spot on newbeginningquotes.info.

Andy Warhol quotes in pictures:


Dying and getting the whole thing over with.

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.


Being deeply superficial.

I am a deeply superficial person.


Staying home and dying eyebrows.

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.


Time don’t change things, you change them yourself.

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.


Two never-meeting opposites.

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


Love and excitement.

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


Mass market and things that are commercial.

I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.


Nothing deep, everything is superficial.

If you want to know all about , just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.


Being famous for 15 minutes.

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.


What is life? Andy Warhol quotes.

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


Reincarnation as a big ring.

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.


Time never changes things.

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


Producing things nobody really needs.

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have


Before being shot…

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.


Making money is a form of art.

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.


Paying attention to what they write about you, or not.

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


Did we forget what emotions are?

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


Dying is an embarrassment. 

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.


Who makes the best dates?

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


15 minutes fame.

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.


I would like a blank tombstone.

I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say “figment.”