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Andy Warhol | Pop Art painter | Quotes / Citazioni ⁽²⁾



  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
  • Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
  • People should fall in love with their eyes closed.
  • 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.
  • Art is what you can get away with.


  • As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.
  • The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.
  • I never fall apart, because I never fall together.
  • I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.



  • I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
  • I wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.
  • Beauty is a sign of intelligence.
  • I think everybody should be nice to everybody.
  • You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.
  • An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
  • Everybody must have a fantasy.
  • 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.
  • Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
  • 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.
  • It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.
  • A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.
  • I like boring things.
  • I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.
  • 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.
  • I'm not afraid to die; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
  • I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.
  • In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
  • And your own life while it's happening to you never has any atmosphere until it's a memory.
  • The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
  • I am a deeply superficial person.
  • But I always say, one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party
  • Everyone winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.
  • The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting.
  • 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.
  • Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
  • People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look and it’s magic.
  • If everyone isn't beautiful, then no one is.
  • Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
  • You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.
  • I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.
  • I don't know where the artificial stops and the real starts.
  • 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.
  • During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.
  • I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.
  • 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.
  • James Dean was the damaged but beautiful soul of our time.
  • There are beautiful sounds in rock. Very lazy, dreamlike noises. You can forget about the lyrics in most songs. Just dig the noise, and you've got your sound...We're musical primitives.
  • People's fantasies are what give them problems. If you didn't have fantasies you wouldn't have problems because you'd just take whatever was there.
  • I think it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.
  • You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.



  • Everything has it's beauty but not everyone sees it.
  • Remember, they've never seen you before in their life.
  • I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
  • Why do people spend their time being sad when they could be happy?
  • The nicer I am, the more people think I'm lying.
  • Most people in America think Art is a man's name.
  • Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.
  • The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will.
  • Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.
  • It's the movies that have 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.
  • I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.
  • The world fascinates me.
  • I’m really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts.
  • When I look around today, the biggest anachronism I see is pregnancy. I just can't believe that people are still pregnant.
  • 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.
  • I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.
  • Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
  • Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.
  • I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them.
  • I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.
  • Kiss me with your eyes.
  • Making money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art.
  • Just because people throw it out and don't have any use for it, doesn't mean it's garbage.
  • I don't want to be smart, because being smart makes you depressed.
  • When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.
  • 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.
  • Everything is more glamorous when you do it in bed anyway.
  • I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.
  • You know it's ART, when the check clears.
  • The biggest price you pay for love is that you have to have somebody around, you can't be on your own, wich is always so much better.
  • I always notice flowers.
  • Security breeds stagnation.



  • I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
  • In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." ~Andy Warhol 1968 He revised it in 1979: "In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous.
  • If something's going to happen for you, it will, you can't make it happen. And it never does happen until you're past the point where you care whether it happens or not.
  • I believe in low light and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery.
  • Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
  • The symptom of love is when some of the chemicals inside you go bad. So there must be something in love because your chemicals do tell you something.
  • People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting.
  • History books are being re-written all the time
  • Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
  • I never read. I just look at pictures.
  • I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
  • Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don't have it.
  • La gente debe enamorarse con los ojos cerrados.
  • The only time I ever want to be something is outside a party so I can get in.



































  • Sono certo che guardandomi allo specchio non vedrei nulla. La gente dice sempre che sono uno specchio, e se uno specchio si guarda allo specchio che cosa può trovarci?
  • Subito dopo essere vivi, la fatica più grossa è fare del sesso.
  • Truman Capote dice che può avere chiunque voglia. Io non voglio chiunque posso avere.
  • Tutti gli scandali aiutano la pubblicità, perché non c'è migliore pubblicità della cattiva pubblicità.
  • Un artista è uno che produce cose di cui la gente non ha bisogno ma che lui - per qualche ragione - pensa sia una buona idea dargli.
  • Una delle cose che succede quando scrivi sulla tua vita è che educhi te stesso.
  • Vorrei una pietra tombale senza iscrizioni di sorta. Nessun epitaffio, neppure il nome. Anzi no, mi piacerebbe che fosse scritto sopra "finzione".


  • Alcuni critici hanno detto che sono il Nulla in Persona e questo non ha aiutato per niente il mio senso dell'esistenza. Poi mi sono reso conto che la stessa esistenza non è nulla e mi sono sentito meglio.
  • Ho deciso di diventare grigio, così nessuno avrebbe saputo quanti anni avevo e poi mi avrebbero trovato più giovane dell'età che mi davano.
  • Ho un aspetto tremendo, e non bado a vestirmi bene o a essere attraente, perché non voglio che mi capiti di piacere a qualcuno. Minimizzo le mie qualità e metto in risalto i miei difetti. Eppure c'è lo stesso qualcuno a cui interesso: ne faccio tesoro e mi chiedo:"Che cosa avrò sbagliato?"
  • Sono veramente geloso di chi ha il suo show alla televisione.
  • Non so se sto male perché impazzisco o se impazzisco perché sto male.
  • Non capisco perché non sono mai diventato un espressionista astratto, perché con la mia mano tremolante mi sarebbe venuto spontaneo.
  • Mi sono guardato nella vetrina di un negozio e ho notato che sono proprio appariscente per la strada.
  • Se qualcuno chiede quanti anni ho ditegli sempre:"Ne ha ottanta".
  • Il mio stile è sempre stato quello di estendermi, in ogni campo, più che salire. Per me la scala del successo era più laterale che verticale.
  • Ai grandi magazzini le signore non devono lasciare giù le borsette e allora perché dovrei farlo io?
  • La mia mente è come un registratore con un solo tasto:"Cancella".
  • La mia azione simultanea preferita è parlare mangiando.
  • Qualunque cosa faccia, anche la più semplice, sembra strana. Ho un'andatura strana e un aspetto strano. Se solo fossi stato un caratterista comico del cinema, avrei assomigliato a un burattino.
  • Giornata deprimente, il mio compleanno.
  • Sono un Valium-dipendente. Sono assuefatto. Perché leggo sui giornali i sintomi e io ce li ho.
  • Non sono più intelligente di quanto sembri.
  • Più grande è la scatola, meno pregiato è il regalo.
  • Si dice sempre "Roma non è stata costruita in un giorno". Forse però sarebbe stato meglio, perché meno ci metti a costruire una cosa e meno dura.
  • L'aspetto più brutto del farsi un'overdose di ciliegie è che restano lì tutti i noccioli a ricordarti quante ne hai mangiate. La frutta con un solo seme mi angoscia proprio per questo.
  • Anche un artista può affettare un salame.
  • Credo che sia un artista chiunque sappia fare bene una cosa; cucinare, per esempio.
  • Credo di essere una delle persone più gelose del mondo. La mia mano destra è gelosa se la sinistra dipinge un bel quadro.
  • Dal momento che non ho mai saputo cosa mi stava succedendo, adoravo leggere gli articoli dei giornali su di me.
  • Deve essere interessante avere un sesso diverso, ma credo che possa essere eccitante anche tenersi quello che si ha.
  • È dura avere in ufficio tanta gente famosa contemporaneamente, perché nessuno capisce come mai ci siano gli altri.
  • È meglio vedere un film che un incontro di tennis perché non sopporto di vedere qualcuno che potrebbe perdere.
  • Ho quella disperata sensazione che niente abbia senso. Allora decido di innamorarmi, ma è troppo difficile. Voglio dire, pensi costantemente a una persona ed è soltanto fantasia, non è reale, e poi diventa una cosa così coinvolgente, devi vederla di continuo e va a finire che è un lavoro come un altro.
  • I figli delle star di Hollywood sono cresciuti ignorando la differenza fra recitazione e la vita reale, perciò sono i migliori attori del mondo.









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