Lips by Andy Warhol
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Andy Warhol
Andy believes that everyone has some type of beauty, whether a person is an excellent dress, has a beautiful body, or interacts well with other people. To Andy, there are many types of ‘beauties.’ Andy finds a con even in the most beautiful people. He states, “Some people think it’s easier for beauties, but actually it can work out a lot of different ways. If you’re beautiful you might have a pea-brain” (61). Andy does not believe that people should just be judged on their beauty whether they are beautiful or not. Andy states, “I really don’t care that much about “Beauties.” What I really like are Talkers. To me, good talkers are beautiful because good talk is what I love” (62). Andy knows that each person has their own definition of beauty, but he does not believe that people should limit themselves to just see a beautiful face or body. Rather, people should look for unique characteristics about individuals that make them beautiful in their own way. 

      Andy believes, “Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something” (62). To Andy, he does not know what exactly the ‘beauties’ are being. It is his personal opinion that he would rather have someone who is doing something than being something because to him those are the people who are fun to be around. He does not think badly of ‘beauties’ though because he knows that they take pride in being who they are, and who knows they might be a ‘talker’ too. Andy states, “Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch them in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery” (63). Andy thinks people should do what makes happy and if that mean plastic surgery, then why not?  

Shoes by Andy Warhol
     Andy believes that people should not force their concepts of beauty on one another, rather they should each take pride in their own ideas of beauty. He believes that you should compensate for temporary beauty problems. He idealizes, “If you’re naturally pale, you should put on a lot of blush-on to compensate. But if you’ve got a big nose, just play it up, and if you have a pimple, put on the pimple cream in a way that will make it really stand out—“There! I use pimple cream!” There’s a difference” (65). Andy does not see why a person should not point out there flaw because that is what makes them imperfect and imperfection is beautiful. He believes beauty is about what a people embraces, even if it is there greatest flaw. Beauty can be a way a person carries themselves, who they are standing next to, or how they use hand gestures. Andy says, “Someone once asked me to state once and for all the most beautiful person I’d ever met. Well, the only people I can ever pick out as unequivocal beauties are from the movies, and then when you meet them, they’re not really beauties either, so your standards don’t even really exist” (68). He believes that even people who are considered to be the most beautiful people in the world really are not. In todays society, many people would not accept Andy’s view of beautiful because to us beauty is skin deep, but to Andy the tiniest flaw may make a person a ‘beauty’ in his eyes.