The best Quotes by Damien Hirst

The best Quotes by Damien Hirst

Damien Steven Hirst (né Brennan; born 7 June 1965) is an English artist and art collector. He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living artist, with his wealth estimated at US$384 million in the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List.

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.
That's the great thing about art. Anybody can do it if you just believe. With practice, you can make great paintings.
The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact.
I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.
So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
I love to come to L.A. to visit, and then I like to come to rainy old London because it's home.
In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.
There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
The best creative no longer has to originate in Chicago or London; it will be coming from Stockholm, Tokyo, and Seoul as well.
Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
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Art is a way of survival.
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.
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Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
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I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.
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When I was a boy, it never occurred to me that one day I might participate at the birthday of a German Chancellor. But that was before I knew that smoking four packs of cigarettes and consuming ten Coca-Colas a day guaranteed longevity.
Christian: "What else is against the rules?"
Nadia: "Drinking, smoking, doing drugs..."
Christian: "...so basically all the fun stuff."
Christian Varela Expósito in Élite - Season 1 Episode 1
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out.
Tobacco not only wrecks health and health systems; it’s a drain on economies and the environment.
Tedros Ghebreyesus (as Director-General of the WHO) - March 2018
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022

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