вторник, 27 апреля 2010 г.

Andy Warhol (c)

I need B because I can't be alone. Except when I sleep. Then I can't be with anybody.

Every day is a new day.

I'm sure I'm going to look in the mirror and see nothing. People are always calling me a mirror and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see?

Day after day I look in the mirror and I still see something—a new pimple. If the pimple on my upper right cheek is gone, a new one turns up on my lower left cheek, on my jawline, near my ear, in the middle of my nose, under the hair on my eyebrows, right between my eyes. I think it's the same pimple, moving from place to place." I was telling the truth. If someone asked me, "What's your problem?" I'd have to say, "Skin.

I think about nothing. How it's always in style. Always in good taste. Nothing is perfect— after all, B, it's the opposite of nothing.

Anyway it's more exciting to see where people live than what they wear. I mean, it's better to see their clothes hanging on their chairs than on their bodies.

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?

So beautiful but so sick.

It's just—I can't meet new people. I'm too tired.

The most exciting thing is not-doing-it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting.

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

I don't see anything wrong with being alone it feels great to me.

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.

The best love is not-to-think-about-it love.

Funny people are the only people I ever get really interested in, because as soon as somebody isn't funny, they bore me.

Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person good-night.

I'm the obvious antidote.

People should fall in love with their eyes closed.

Love can be bought and sold. One of the older superstars used to cry every time somebody she loved kicked her out of his loft, and I used to tell her, "Don't worry. You're going to be very famous someday and you'll be able to buy him." It worked out just that way and she's very happy now.

Sex is a nostalgia for when you used to want it, sometimes.
Sex is nostalgia for sex.

When you want to be like something, it means you really love it. When you want to be like a rock, you really love that rock. I love plastic idols.

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 was there. But then you wouldn't have romance, because romance is finding your fantasy in people who don't have it.

A friend of mine always says, "Women love me for the man I'm not."

It's very easy to make faux pas when you're talking to a person who's in love, because they're more sensitive about everything.

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

I don't know anybody who doesn't have a fantasy. Everybody must have a fantasy.

Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something. Which isn't necessarily bad, it's just that I don't know what it is they're being. It's more fun to be with people who are doing things.

If people want to spend their whole lives creaming and tweezing and brushing and tilting and gluing, that's really okay too, because it gives them something to do.

Jewelry doesn't make a person more beautiful, but it makes a person feel more beautiful.

If you draped a beautiful person in jewels and beautiful clothes and put them in a beautiful house with beautiful furniture and beautiful paintings, they wouldn't be more beautiful, they'd be the same, but they would think they were more beautiful.

Beauty in danger becomes more beautiful, but beauty in dirt becomes ugly.
Beauty doesn't have anything to do with sex. Beauty has to do with beauty and sex has to do with sex.

Beautiful people are sometimes more prone to keep you waiting than plain people are, because there's a big time differential between beautiful and plain. Also, beauties know that most people will wait for them, so they're not panicked when they're late, so they get even later. But by the time they arrive, they've usually gotten to feel guilty, so then to make up for being late they get really sweet, and being really sweet makes them more beautiful. That's a classic syndrome.

A good plain look is my favorite look. If I didn't want to look so "bad," I would want to look "plain." That would be my next choice.

But if you do watch your weight, try the Andy Warhol New York City Diet: when I order in a restaurant, I order everything that I don't want, so I have a lot to play around with while everyone else eats. Then, no matter how chic the restaurant is, I insist that the waiter wrap the entire plate up like a to-go order, and after we leave the restaurant I find a little corner outside in the street to leave the plate in, because there are so many people in New York who live in the streets, with everything they own in shopping bags.

So I lose weight and stay trim, and I think that maybe one of those people will find a Grenouille dinner on the window ledge. But then, you never know, maybe they wouldn't like what I ordered as much as I didn't like it, and maybe they'd turn up their noses and look through the garbage for some half-eaten rye bread. You just never know with people. You just never know what they'll like, what you should do for them.
So that's the Andy Warhol New York City Diet.

America is really The Beautiful. But it would be more beautiful if everybody had enough money to live.

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