David Rockefeller's Quotes
Biography of David Rockefeller
My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.Tags: Along, Dad, Father
Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility. I do not like to be unkind.Tags: Edge, Life, Once
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.Tags: Art, Past, Today
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.Tags: Art, Coming, Good
I was brought up feeling that art is a very important part of one's life. It's something that I not only enjoy, it's something I can share with others.Tags: Art, Feeling, Life
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.Tags: Art, Beautiful, Design
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.Tags: Done, Events, Mean
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.Tags: Lives, Support, Understand
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.Tags: Often, Strange, True
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being.Tags: Powerful, Put, Time
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.Tags: Art, Mother, She
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.Tags: Good, Life, Relationship
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.Tags: Art, Mom, Mother
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.Tags: Good, Parents, Values
You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart.Tags: Heart, Kindness, Small
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.Tags: Art, Creativity, Greatest
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.Tags: Education, Time, Travel
I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.Tags: Government, Master, Servant
Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.Tags: Public, Social, Society
Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others.Tags: Life, Money, Others
Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.Tags: Giving, Nature, Rather
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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.Tags: Art, History, Mother
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.Tags: Father, High, Son
A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works.Tags: Give, Mean, Old
As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us.Tags: Children, Effect, Family
I do not like to be unkind.Tags: Unkind
Mother's interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s.Tags: American, Artists, Mother