"We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."David Hockney on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."David Hockney on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."David Hockney on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."David Hockney on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."David Hockney on Robert Frost
"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."
"Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny."