David Rockefeller Quotes


38 David Rockefeller quotes:



"A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works."
"As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us."
"By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate."
"Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap."
"Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm."
"I do not like to be unkind."
"I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived."
"I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years."
"I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels."
"I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image."
"I think I am basically a happy person."
"Little by little, though, people recognized that it was very important to give contemporary artists a permanent place where their work would be kept."
"MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it."
"Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others."
"The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past."
"The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had."
"The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes."
"The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste."
"They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought."
"When I see something I like, I buy it, but I do not look for it madly."



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