The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

A: I like your apartment.
B: It's nice, but it's only big enough for one person – or two people who are very close.
A: You know two people who are very close?

And the fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love.

B kissed Damian. Two people kissing always look like fish.

Everybody has a different idea of love. One girl I know said, "I knew he loved me when de didn't come in my mouth.

Everybody must have a fantasy.

I believe in low light and trick mirrors.
I believe in plastic surgery.

I can never get over when you're on the beach how beautiful the sand looks and the water washes it away and straightens it up and the trees and the grass all look great. I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

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.

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 guess it's for your own good that it always happens that way, because after you stop wanting things is where having them won't make you go crazy.

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 think it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.

I will find your books and review with nastiness.

Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don't have it.

She had a poignantly vacant, vulnerable quality that made her a reflection of everybody's private fantasies.

Some people spend their entire lives thinking about one particular famous person. They pick one person who's famous, and they dwell on him or her. They devote almost their entire consciousness to thinking about this person they've never even met, or maybe met once. If you ask any famous person about the kind of mail they get, you'll find that almost every one of them has at least one person who's obsessed with them and writes constantly. It feels so strange to think that someone is spending their whole time thinking about you.

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.

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what."
"My mother didn't love me." So what.
"My husband won't ball me. So what.
"I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what.
I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.

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 today if you see a person who looks like your teenage fantasy walking down the street, it's probably not your fantasy, but someone who had the same fantasy as you and decided instead of getting it or being it, to look like it, and so he went to the store and bought the look that you both like.
So forget it. Just think about all the James Deans and what it means.

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.

The child-like, gum-chewing naïveté , the glamour rooted in despair, the self admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones…

The only time I ever want to be something is outside a party so I can get in.

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.

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

When I did my self-portrait, I left all the pimples out because you always should. Pimples are a temporary condition and they don't have anything to do with what you really look like. Always omit the blemishes—they're not part of the good picture you want.

When I look around today, the biggest anachronism I see is pregnancy. I just can't believe that people are still pregnant.

When you're interested in somebody, and you think they might be interested in you, you should point out all your beauty problems and defects right away, rather than take a chance they won't notice them. Maybe, say, you have a permanent beauty problem you can't change, such as too-short legs. Just say it. "My legs, as you've probably noticed, are much too short in proportion to the rest of my body." Why give the other person the satisfaction of discovering it for themselves? Once it's out in the open, at least you know it will never become an issue later on in the relationship, and if it does, you can always say, "Well I told you that in the beginning.

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.