When I got my first TV set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships with other people.
It must be hard to be a model, because you'd want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way.
I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is 'In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.'
The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.
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.
After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex.
After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex. Of course, for some people it isn't work because they need the exercise and they've got the energy for the sex and the sex gives them even more energy. Some people get energy from sex and some people lose energy from sex. I have found that it's too much work. But if you have the time for it, and if you need that exercise-then you should do it.
I could have told her that if something is disappointing I know it's not nothing because nothing is not disappointing.
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.
At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone... I became a loner in my own mind... I decided I'd rather be alone.
I've never made the separation between, say, the museum and the hardware store. I mean, I enjoy both of them, and I want to combine the two.
Switzerland is my favorite place now, because it's so -- nothing. There is absolutely nothing to do.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
What's great about this country is America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good.
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
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. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.
People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.
Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don't know whether I'm alive or whether I died. I wasn't afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn't feel fear. But I am afraid. I don't understand why.
Now and then, someone would accuse me of being evil -- of letting people destroy themselves while I watched, just so I could film them and tape-record them. But I didn't think of myself as evil -- just realistic.
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he -- for some reason -- thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'
I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
I like to work when I'm not working -- do something that may not be considered work, but to me it's work. Getting exercise by going to the grocery store.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there -- I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat -- or in film's case 'run on' -- manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.