Andy Warhol Quotes

quotes on art and life

Andy Warhol, born in 1928 to a working-class family, is undoubtedly one of the most well-known names in contemporary art. There were many aspects to Andy Warhol: a social butterfly, a Pop Art icon, and a clever filmmaker, to mention only a few.  In addition to his gifted visual creativity, Warhol possessed natural charisma.ration’s emotional state.

quotes about making art

“I’m for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproductions.”

“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.”

“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.”

quotes about life

“The idea is not to live forever; it is to create something that will.”

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

“I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place. Being the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place is worth it because something interesting always happens.”

quotes on movies

“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.”

“Now and then, someone would accuse me of being evil – of letting people destroy themselves while I watched, just so I could film them and tape-record them. But I didn’t think of myself as evil – just realistic.”