They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself

They always say time changes things

They always say time changes things

Alongside Picasso, Andy Warhol is probably one of the most recognized twentieth-century artists. Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in bohemian social circles. Warhol is perhaps best known for his role – a central figure – in the movement known as Pop Art. What Pop Art is, at least for Warhol, was the exploration of the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture, or the concept of using mass-produced commercial goods in design.

Warhol’s birth date was never recorded at a hospital, he liked to change his birthday and makeup stories about his youth when doing interviews. Similarly, his name wasn’t Warhol, but Warhola; on one of his first jobs his name in the credits was misspelled but he liked it, and it stuck.

Andy Warhol changed the art world; he was the most significant figure in Pop Art and responsible for its rise. Warhol also changed art techniques; he popularized silk-screening as an artistic process. In fact, Warhol was a different kind of artist altogether. Whereas many artists focus entirely on their art with no interest in fame or fortune, Warhol wanted to be rich and famous, and succeeded in doing so.

Andy Warhol was all about change, but its his quote below that really captures the essence of change.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”

Andy Warhol

Thinking that time will change something is just to cling to it and get lost in its torments; time just passes and doesn’t change anything. The only thing that changes is the hour, the date and the year. It is up to each one of us to change and to want to change, to grab the bull by the horns and move forward and arm ourselves with experience and change what was wrong and move in the direction that leads us to success, or failure.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself

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  1. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” So True. I call it processing, composting, metabolizing our feelings about our experiences. It’s like each one of us is this great work of living art and when we process our feelings, the art gets to shine bright. And when we don’t, we are hidden under bushells of grey and dark.

  2. Hey Joanne, I saw you liked my comment but you didn’t “approve it” so it’s not showing up here… I was going to write something else in response and couldn’t find it 🙂

    1. Hey Debbie. Thank you for your comments. I think I approved all the comments. Will double check later. Busy day today. Currently at my daughter’s school to help set up all the decorations for Seniors’ graduation ceremony tomorrow! So excited this is happening for real and not online! Class of 2020 had it rough this year so we are trying to make sure they finish the year on a positive and memorable note.

  3. I love this quote, thank you for sharing. I’ve been thinking and having civil conversations on two specific events that happed in Minnesota and New York City this week. This quote encapsulates my thoughts.

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