Quotes by: Damien Hirst

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Damien Hirst
Hirst in a still from the movie The Future of Art
Born Damien Steven Brennan
(1965-06-07) 7 June 1965 (age 51)
Bristol, England
Education Jacob Kramer College, Leeds; Goldsmiths
Known for Conceptual art, installation art, painting
Notable work The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, For the Love of God
Movement Young British Artists
Awards Turner Prize
Patron(s) Charles Saatchi

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
The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact.
Damien Hirst
I think art is good at looking back and looking forward. I don't think art is good at looking head-on. At the end of the day, people are more important than paintings.
Damien Hirst
I think I've always been afraid of painting, really. Right from the beginning. All my paintings are about painting without a painter. Like a kind of mechanical form of painting.
Damien Hirst
I remember when you used to have your profession on your passport and I always thought that being a painter was the best one to be, because my heroes were Goya and Francis Bacon.
Damien Hirst
I think money is important for everyone, because the lack of it is so painful.
Damien Hirst
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
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.
Damien Hirst
People always say that my work is sensational or shocking but there are truly shocking things you could do, and my sculptures don't go anywhere near that.
Damien Hirst
I've spent a long time avoiding painting and dealing with it from a distance. But as I get older, I'm more comfortable with it.
Damien Hirst
'Painting like a child' isn't a negative for me... it's something only great artists can really achieve. The childlike quality of some of Picasso's drawings is precisely what makes them so masterful and extraordinary; the ability to express complete visions, feelings and portraits through a continuous line.
Damien Hirst
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
Since I was a child, death is definitely something that I think about every day. But I think that everybody does. You try and avoid it, but it's such a big thing that you can't.
Damien Hirst
Picasso, Michelangelo, possibly, might be verging on genius, but I don't think a painter like Rembrandt is a genius.
Damien Hirst
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.
Damien Hirst
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.
Damien Hirst
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.
Damien Hirst
Museums are for dead artists. I'd never show my work in the Tate. You'd never get me in that place.
Damien Hirst
I gave up painting by 16. I secretly thought I would have been Rembrandt by then.
Damien Hirst
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