Andy Warhol’s 85th Birthday: What We Can Learn From The King Of Pop Art

Jul 29, 2013 9:12PM

In preparation of what would have been Andy Warhol’s 85th birthday on August 6, we’ve put together some of our favorite quotes from the enigmatic pop artist who once said "I'd prefer to remain a mystery. I never give my background, and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I'm asked."

Read on to discover more about Andy:


1. “Fantasy love is much better than reality love.”

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

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



1. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

2. “American money is very well-designed, really. I like it better than any other kind of money. I’ve thrown it in the East River down by the Staten Island Ferry just to see it float.”

3. “It’s great to buy friends. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a lot of money and attracting people with it. Look who you’re attracting: EVERYBODY!”



1. “Death can really make you look like a star.”

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

3. “My new line is ‘In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.”



1. “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.”

2. “I’ve been quoted a lot as saying, ‘I like boring things’. Well, I said it and I meant it. But that doesn’t mean I’m not bored by them.”

3. “I really do live for the future, because when I’m eating a box of candy, I can’t wait to taste the last piece.”