"To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."David Hockney on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."David Hockney on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."David Hockney on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."David Hockney on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."David Hockney on Abraham Lincoln
"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."