About Sebastian Horsley:
Sebastian Horsley was a London artist. Horsley's writing often revolved around his dysfunctional family, his drug addictions, sex, and his reliance on prostitutes.
We can't all be stars because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by.
I can count all the lovers I've had on one hand...if I'm holding a calculator.
The universe is neither friendly nor hostile. It is merely indifferent. This makes me ecstatic.
I don't talk, I quote. I can't help it. It's better to be quotable than honest.
I am not an intellectual. An intellectual is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso, whereas I just say 'pass the mustard'.
I consider myself to be very correct and proper: an upright citizen.
Think of how many boring, blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretion of me.
I used to have about a hundred suits in my late twenties and early thirties when my stock was riding high and I was rich.
I like living sparsely. In the main room, there's no furniture - no tables, no chairs, no coffee table - not even a decaffeinated coffee table.
I do a lot of things for effect, which is not to say I am superficial, but that I know how to put ideas across.
An artist has to go to every extreme, to stretch his sensibility through excess and suffering in order to feel and to communicate more.
Pain can be vitalising; it gives intensity in the place of vagueness and emptiness. If we don't suffer, how do we know that we live?
The problem with compassion is that it is not photogenic.
I regret everything. But so what? At least I have cause.
Why shouldn't I be allowed to say stupid, outrageous things?
If someone thinks I'm posh, it just shows how lowly they are. Some people think I went to Eton. I'm far too stupid to get into Eton.
If I hear that people are litigious, I immediately dismiss them.
A woman is supposed to have curves like an old Bentley, not like some old bike.
I am half-Byronic, half-moronic; part-shaman, part-showman.
I am a fraud. I have cobbled together my personality from hundreds of little bits. I am simultaneously the most genuine and the most artificial person you will ever meet.