Warhol, Andy “Fame”

A lot of times I do things I don’t want to do at all, just because I’m on stand-by jealousy that somebody else will get to do it instead.

Essential book information

Basic plot summary

Aphorisms and thoughts of Andy Warhol, specifically on the topics of love, fame and beauty.

Review

It is refreshing and very funny, but also very impressive to read Warhol. He has this funky style of telling uncomfortable things so easily that you start wondering where the discomfort was before. My main takeaway is an impressive list of quotes, each of them being worth giving a separate deep thought.

My recommendation

I am so going for the whole The philosophy of Andy Warhol book.

Some quotes

  • It’s the long life spans that are throwing all the old values and their applications out of whack;
  • Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets anyway;
  • The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet;
  • The biggest price you pay for love is that you have to have somebody around, you can’t be on your own;
  • The best love is not-to-think-about-it love;
  • A lot of times I do things i don’t want to do at all, just because I’m on stand-by jealousy that somebody else will get to do it instead;
  • When you want to be like something it means you really love it;
  • 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 is there. But then you wouldn’t have romance, because romance is finding your fantasy in people who don’t have it;
  • Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something;
  • I usually accept people on the basis of their self images, because their self images have more to do with the way they think than their objective images do;
  • I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art anybody could ever want to own.

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