” 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. “


” 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. “


” Sometimes when you’re drunk you can see better. “


” In an artwork you’re always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death. “


” I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life. “


” It’s such a crass idea – you’re either in love or out of love. “


” There’s no possible way you can get what you want. “


” 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. “


” 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. “


” But the answer to how to live is to stop thinking about it. And just to live. But you’re doing that anyway. However you intellectualise it, you still just live. “


” I used to believe I was going to live forever. And then you suddenly become aware that you’re not. “


” 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. “



All 12 Damien Hirst Quotes about You in picture


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I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.
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I used to believe I was going to live forever. And then you suddenly become aware that you
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