Andy Warhol的十五句名言

全世界把商業藝術化、藝術商業化做得淋漓盡緻,如果只能選一人,中選的一定是安迪沃荷(Andy Warhol)。趁著他的循迴展熱,過年期間來一點輕鬆的主題,本期「企業英語教室」我們就帶著”business mind”,欣賞這個把膚淺發揮到最深沈的普普教父。你讀他的quotes:
 ” Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. “每個人都能當上15分鐘的名人
 “Life is like down was kidnapped and then sold into slavery. “人生下來就像被綁架,然後被賣去當奴隸。”
然後再看看,台北滿街頭上掛著的絲網版畫《瑪麗蓮夢露》上一遍遍複製的笑容,體驗一下那種單調、無聊和重複。 再唸這一句句英文,唸出聲音,商業和藝術交錯著分不出誰是誰的英文。

1. Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
生意做得好是最吸引人的藝術。賺錢是藝術,工作是藝術,好生意是最好的藝術。
2. Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. 別在意別人怎麼寫你。注意版面大小就好。
3. Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
每個人都會出名十五分鐘。
4. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
賺錢是藝術,工作也是藝術,賺錢的生意是最棒的藝術。
5. People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.
人們有時會說電影情節太假,其實發生在你生活中的事情才假。電影讓情感看起來如此強烈真實,而當這些事情真的發生在你身上時,你就會像看電視一樣,沒有感覺。
6. Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
性愛在螢幕上和書頁間的比在床單裡的性刺激。
7. Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
員工是最好的約會對象。你不必接上接下,還可以抵稅。
8. 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.
我問了大約十到十五人,要他們給建議。最後有位女性朋友問對了問題,她說:「嗯,你最愛的是什麼?」於是,我就這麼地畫起鈔票了。
9. Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
死亡是最人生命中尷尬的一件事,因為身後細節都得靠別人處理。
10. I am a deeply superficial person. 我是一個深度膚淺的人。
11. I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.  
僅管有一堆的約會,我決定待在家,染我的眉毛。
12. I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.  
我有一種社交宿疾,我每晚都得出門。只消一夜待在家裡,就忍不住開始向我的狗散播謠言。
13. I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.
我決定了:商業這玩意兒真臭。東西只要應大眾市場變得商業化,就臭氣沖天。
14. If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.
如果你想認識安迪沃荷,只要看我的畫、電影和我的表面,因為它背後什麼也沒有。
15. What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
美國這個國家偉大的地方是,它開啟了一項傳統:最有錢的和最窮的人都一樣的東西
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