35 Inspirational Andy Warhol Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Andy Warhol Quotes On Success

Andy Warhol was an American artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Diptych, the experimental film Chelsea Girls, and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city of Pittsburgh, which holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives, is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$105 million for a 1963 canvas titled Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster); his works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold. A 2009 article in The Economist described Warhol as the ‘bellwether of the art market’. May these Andy Warhol Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

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

2. “And your own life while it’s happening to you never has any atmosphere until it’s a memory.” Andy Warhol

3. “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.” Andy Warhol

4. “All is pretty.” Andy Warhol

5. “It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.” Andy Warhol

6. Beauty is a sign of intelligence.” Andy Warhol

7. “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

8. “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 strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like you’re watching television – you don’t feel anything.” Andy Warhol

9. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done.” Andy Warhol

10. “I think everybody should be nice to everybody.” Andy Warhol

11. “Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains – daisy chains – of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between ‘his,’ ‘her’ or ‘their’ wish and yours.” Andy Warhol

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

13. “The world fascinates me.” Andy Warhol

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

15. “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

16. “I don’t want to be smart, because being smart makes you depressed.” Andy Warhol

17. “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

18. “Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.” Andy Warhol

19. “People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look and it’s magic.” Andy Warhol

20. “As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.” Andy Warhol

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

22. “Someday everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that seems to be what is happening.” Andy Warhol

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

24. People sometimes say the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal.” Andy Warhol

25. “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” Andy Warhol

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

27. “I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.” Andy Warhol

28. “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.” Andy Warhol

29. “Every song has a memory; every song has the ability to make or break your heart, shut down the heart, and open the eyes.” Andy Warhol

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

31. “In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” Andy Warhol

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

33. “I never read. I just look at pictures.” Andy Warhol

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

35. “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

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