"Cubism was an attack on the perspective that had been known and used for 500 years. It was the first big, big change. It confused people: they said, 'Things don't look like that!'"
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."David Hockney on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."David Hockney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."David Hockney on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."David Hockney on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."David Hockney on Mahatma Gandhi
"We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way."
"In my old age, I'll be in L.A."
"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
"Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus."
"What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought."