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Warhol on Love: 12 Quotes From The King of Pop Art

In celebration of our online-only Warhol @ Christie’s: Love sale, which runs from 23 January through 4 February, 2014, we’ve found twelve quotes from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)) to set your heart aflutter.

According to Andy:

1. “People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look.”

2. “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.”

3. “As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.”

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Love silkscreen inks and colored paper collage on paper 30 ½ x 21 ½ in. (77.5 x 54.6 cm.) Executed in 1983.

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987), Love


4. “I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.”

5. “I think everybody should be nice to everybody.”

6. “Brigitte Bardot was one of the first women to be really modern and treat men like love objects, buying them and discarding them. I like that.”

7. “A friend of mine always says, ‘Women love me for the man I’m not.’”

8. “Every time I have a ‘romance’ I’m so nervous I bring the whole office with me… They all come to pick me up and then we go to pick her up. Love me, love my office.”


ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987), Couple Embracing


9.  “I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them.”

10. “Some people think that violence is sexy, but I could never see that.”

11. “Most of the people in offices are actually getting paid while they day-dream up their new seductions.”

12. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t have a fantasy. Everybody must have a fantasy.”