Damien Hirst Quotes & Sayings

72 most famous Damien Hirst quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 51 year old British artist born on Jun 7, 1965.

Damien Hirst Quotes
“So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.”
Damien Hirst Quotes
“Sometimes when you're drunk you can see better.”
Damien Hirst Quotes
“I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.”
Damien Hirst Quotes
“Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.”
Damien Hirst Quotes
“Great art - or good art - is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don't think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.”
“Even as a kid in drawing class, I had real ambition. I wanted to be the best in the class, but there was always some other feller who was better; so I thought, 'It can't be about being the best, it has to be about the drawing itself, what you do with it.' That's kind of stuck with me.”
“But I think it's more that when you're young, you're invincible, you're immortal - or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you're inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It's fixed. You can't change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.”
Damien Hirst Quotes
“People don't like contemporary art, but all art starts life as contemporary - I can't really see a difference.”
“When I used to do abstract paintings at school, like everyone else, the tutor said these would make great curtains. I would always neglect the formal stuff that was going on by using colour, because colour kind of came naturally to me.”
“I was taught to confront things you can't avoid. Death is one of those things. To live in a society where you're trying not to look at it is stupid because looking at death throws us back into life with more vigour and energy. The fact that flowers don't last for ever makes them beautiful.”

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