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    I prefer living in color.
    — David Hockney
    tags: living 
     
    The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
    — David Hockney
    tags: believe  facts  mind 
     
    I've always wanted to be able to paint the dawn.
    — David Hockney
    A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
    — David Hockney
    tags: belief 
     
    The moment rules over everything.
    — David Hockney
    tags: moment  rules 
     
    Like people, trees are all individuals.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people 
     
    I go and see anything that's visually new, any technology that's about picture-making. The technology won't make the pictures different, but someone using it will.
    — David Hockney
    tags: technology 
     
    To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature.
    — David Hockney
    tags: nature  world  beautiful 
     
    Spring is very energising to me.
    — David Hockney
    I'm a natural sceptic.
    — David Hockney
    I generally only paint people I know, I'm not a flatterer really.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people 
     
    I'm not antisocial. I like people.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people 
     
    Easel painting means small painting.
    — David Hockney
    tags: painting 
     
    I grew up in austerity in the 1940s and 1950s.
    — David Hockney
    I've always felt very English.
    — David Hockney
    I paint what I like, when I like and where I like.
    — David Hockney
    Ultimately, I'm about liberty and I think you have to defend it.
    — David Hockney
    tags: liberty 
     
    I live wherever I happen to be.
    — David Hockney
    tags: live 
     
    I'm a bit of a propagandist.
    — David Hockney
    I did come from a pretty independent-minded family.
    — David Hockney
    I can often tell when drawings are done from photographs, because you can tell what they miss out, what the camera misses out: usually weight and volume - there's a flatness to them.
    — David Hockney
    It's very British to go about to see something unusual and paint it.
    — David Hockney
    I've always been interested in space in pictures. I think my going deaf increased my spatial sense, because I can't get the direction of sound. I feel that I see space very clearly, and that's because I can't hear it. So it's a compensatory thing.
    — David Hockney
    tags: space 
     
    Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.
    — David Hockney
    tags: eyes 
     
    I can get excitement watching rain on a puddle. And then I paint it. Now, I admit, there are not too many people who would find that exciting. But I would. And I want life thrilling and rich. And it is. I make sure it is.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people  rain 
     
    I was aware that the teaching of drawing was being stopped almost 30 years ago. And I always said, 'The teaching of drawing is the teaching of looking.' A lot of people don't look very hard.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people  teaching  year 
     
    Being able to draw means being able to put things in believable space. People who don't draw very well can't do that.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people  space 
     
    When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.
    — David Hockney
    tags: painting 
     
    In art, new ways of seeing mean new ways of feeling; you can't divorce the two, as, we are now aware, you cannot have time without space and space without time.
    — David Hockney
    tags: time  seeing  space  divorce 
     
    The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
    — David Hockney
    tags: beauty  moment  artist 
     
    Modernism in a way, early modernism, for instance, in pictures, was turning against perspective and Europe . And all early modernism is actually from out of Europe, when you think of cubism is African, is looking at Africa, Matisse is looking at the arabesque, Oceania. Europe was the optical projection that had become photography, that had become film, that became television and it conquered the world.
    — David Hockney
    I think photography has made us see the landscape in a very dull way - that's one of its effects. It's not spatial.
    — David Hockney
    tags: photography 
     
    The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it.
    — David Hockney
    tags: children  child 
     
    Just because I'm cheeky, doesn't mean I'm not serious
    — David Hockney
    I'm interested in all kinds of pictures, however they are made, with cameras, with paint brushes, with computers, with anything.
    — David Hockney
    tags: computer 
     
    Photography hankers after the condition of the neutral observer. But there can be no such things as a neutral observer. For something to be seen, it must be looked at by somebody, and any true and real depiction must be an account of the experience of that looking.
    — David Hockney
    California is always in my mind.
    — David Hockney
    tags: mind 
     
    If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive.
    — David Hockney
    tags: world  beautiful 
     
    The camera can't see space. It sees surfaces. People see space, which is much more interesting.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people  space 
     
    About shadows: do we see shadows? Loads of people don't. A camera will notice a shadow, but how many people have got a shadow in front of them when they take a picture and don't notice it, and then they see it in the photograph because the photograph will catch the shadow.
    — David Hockney
    tags: people 
     
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    david hockney
    Birth    : July 9, 1937
    Occupation  : Photographer