So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.
But I always liked the fact that you get these totally unacceptable images, but they're taken by a really expensive photographer, with great light, and in terms of the quality of the photograph it's a great photograph, but in terms of imagery it's unacceptable, and I like that contradiction.
What I really like is minimum effort for maximum effect.
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.
It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, twisted imagination and a chainsaw.
I sometimes feel that I have nothing to say and I want to communicate this.
She wasn't much to look at, but she was great to dance with.
But I'm not ambitious for myself, or for attention.
A bloke for the 90s
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.
Here's one from me: 'You have to be aware that everyone else is thinking far too hard about themselves to be thinking about you, whoever you are.' If you want it, you can have it. Once you know that, you can be free.
A lot of people thought I wasn't doing anything because I was spending a lot of time socialising and going out, but I've always managed to get work actually done.
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.
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.
I can't wait to get into a position to make really bad art and get away with it. At the moment if I did certain things people would look at it, consider it and then say f off. But after a while you can get away with things.
In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.
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.
I always ignore money.
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.
I always feel like the art's there and I just see it, so it's not really a lot of work.
It's such a crass idea - you're either in love or out of love.