32 Total Quotes

Damien Hirst Quotes

I mean, people listen to music, and they like that, but I think in England, a lot of people don't like contemporary art.
Damien Hirst
#England

So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

I did a butterfly show in Berlin, and we had a guy who's an expert on butterflies; who bred them all and who looks after them all in the space.
Damien Hirst
#Berlin

My Mum brought me up to believe that if you look after the pennies then the pounds look after themselves, and I could never do it.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist #Believe

It'd be nice to make lots of money but it's quite difficult, because every time I make lots of money I make a bigger piece that costs lots of money.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

Sometimes when you're drunk you can see better.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist #Drunk

It's such a crass idea - you're either in love or out of love.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

Most people live in the city and go to the country at the weekend, and that's posh and aristocratic, but actually to live in the country and come to London when you can't take it any more is different.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

But I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.
Damien Hirst
#Life #British Artist

I think an ashtray is the most fantastically real thing.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

But I could never make a judgement that something was obscene.
Damien Hirst
#Judgement

One thing leads to another with my work.
Damien Hirst
#Work

I liked The Beatles a lot when I was growing up.
Damien Hirst
#Growing Up

Artists are like everybody else.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

I always ignore money.
Damien Hirst
#Money #British Artist

I just do what everybody asks me to do, in terms of media and stuff.
Damien Hirst
#Media

In fact, the first piece of art I ever sold, I paid someone else to make the next one, so I could actually keep going out drinking.
Damien Hirst
#Art

It's good to have a title that's not just one word. If you're gonna title it, you might as well try and say something.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

I made one untitled piece.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

There's no possible way you can get what you want.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that life works is totally fluid, so you can never actually achieve that goal.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist

I always feel like the art's there and I just see it, so it's not really a lot of work.
Damien Hirst
#British Artist