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David Rockefeller Quotes


38 David Rockefeller quotes:



"I can only say that I have had a wonderful life."
"It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months."
"Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility."
"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education."
"My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale."
"A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works."
"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."
"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 Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had."
"When I see something I like, I buy it, but I do not look for it madly."
"When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values."
"I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important."
"In order to appreciate cultures of another nation, one needs to go there, know the people and mingle with the culture of that country."
"Mother also loved Asian art, but she preferred the ceramics and sculpture of earlier Chinese and Korean dynasties, as well as Buddhist art."
"Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S."



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