H. R. Giger Quotes

You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain.

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.

A good many people think as I do. If they like my work they are creative . . . or they are crazy.

When the mouth is closed it looks very voluptuous, beautiful. But when it opens its jaws the tongue inside the mouth is more like a spear… also very suggestive… which penetrates the head with greater velocity, snagging bits of brain. From Beauty to the Beast.

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future.

My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy.

The Dutch customs once thought my pictures were photos. Where on earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In Hell, perhaps?

I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work.

Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don’t really think it is.

In an age in which the classic words of the Surrealists— ‘As beautiful as the unexpected meeting, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella’—can become reality and perfectly achievable with an atom bomb, so too has there been a surge of interest in biomechanoids

The creature we finally ended up building is biomechanical to the extent that he has physically grown into, or maybe even out of, his seat, – he’s integrated totally into the function he performs.

The designs and my credit have been stolen from me, since I alone have designed the Alien. So why does Fox not give me the credit I rightfully earned? As for those responsible for this conspiracy: all I can wish them is an Alien breeding inside their chests, which might just remind them that the Alien father is HR Giger.

You know I was curious – I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that.

To wear something like that your whole life is the largest compliment someone can pay to you as an artist.

The more famous I get, the more I am tolerated, albeit with some head-shaking.

You know, it was just another presentation of my work, and a funny one, because the cards are quite different from the normal Tarot deck, no?