Andy Warhol On Glamour And Anticipation

Kit’s prom post reminded me of this observation:

“Sometimes you’re invited to a big ball and for months you think about how glamorous and exciting it’s going to be. Then you fly to Europe and you go to the ball and when you think back on it a couple of months later what you remember is maybe the car ride to the ball, you can’t remember the ball at all. Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life. I should have been dreaming for months about the car ride to the ball and getting dressed for the car ride, and buying my ticket to Europe so I could take the car ride. Then, who knows, maybe I could have remembered the ball.”

—Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : (From A to B and Back Again) 

[“Handy Andy,” by Flickr user Son of Groucho under Creative Commons license.]