Quote: In the future everyone will be famous (or anonymous) for 15 minutes

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 28 20:28:17 UTC 2012

On Jan 27, 2012, at 2:04 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:

> The Yale Book of Quotations, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and
> some other references list the following version of Andy Warhol's
> well-known comment about transitory fame:
> In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
> The cite given in YBQ is for a 1968 "exhibition catalogue, Moderna
> Museet, Stockholm, Sweden". Oxford gives the same cite: "volume
> released to mark his exhibition in Stockholm, February–March, 1968".
> There is evidence that Warhol may have used a version in 1967 without
> the modifier "world".

It has become transmuted for many into "Everyone will be famous for fifteen seconds".  Many many hits for the truncated version, although not quite as many as the longer original.


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