"You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."David Hockney on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."David Hockney on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."David Hockney on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."David Hockney on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."David Hockney on Thomas Jefferson
"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."