explained by andy warhol

[repost from 2005]

From The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

“Today my favorite kind of atmosphere is the airport atmosphere. If I didn’t have to think about the idea that airplanes go up in the air and fly it would be my perfect atmosphere. Airplanes and airports have my favorite kind of food service, my favorite kind of bathrooms, my favorite kinds of entertainment, my favorite loudspeaker systems, my favorite conveyor belts, my favorite graphics and colors, the best security checks, the best views, the best perfume shops, the best employees, and the best optimism. I love the way you don’t have to think about where you’re going, someone else is doing that, but I just can’t get over the crazy feeling I get when I look out and see the clouds and know I’m really up-there. The atmosphere is great, it’s the idea of flying that I question. I guess I’m not an air person, but I’m on an air schedule, so I have to live an air life. I’m embarrassed that I don’t like to fly because I love to be modern, but I compensate by loving airports and airplanes so much.” – Andy Warhol