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The conventional notions of art have changed,
by David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

 

I do not like to be unkind.
- David Rockefeller

Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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I can only say that I have had a wonderful life.
- David Rockefeller

As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual,
even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility.
- David Rockefeller

Mother's taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient
world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
- David Rockefeller

I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived.
- David Rockefeller

I think I am basically a happy person.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.
- David Rockefeller

I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.
- David Rockefeller

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller

I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life,
not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully,
beneficial to others.
- David Rockefeller

The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had.
- David Rockefeller

I think of art as the highest level of creativity.
To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
- David Rockefeller

When I see something I like, I buy it,
but I do not look for it madly.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it.
- David Rockefeller

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child,
travel formed me as much as my formal education.
- David Rockefeller

A museum has to renew its collection to be alive,
but that does not mean we give on important old works.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

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.
- David Rockefeller

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way.
He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
- Eric Burdon

You see, I am a very conventional scientist,
really.
- Martin Fleischmann

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which
have the general character of ritual or ceremonial,
all conventional acts.
- J. L. Austin

We need not renounce the use of conventional force.
We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger
that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social
Security and Medicare to provide for old age.
They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow

The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating
a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting
conventional political categories.
- Christopher Lasch

They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen.
But if they take place they'll be called "war" too.
And there will still be no conventional war.
- Bruce Sterling

I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in anything,
even the arts.
- Hedy Lamarr

Again, conventional Catholicism does not much appeal to me.
- Paul Farmer

The conventional definition of management is getting
work done through people,
but real management is developing people through work.
- Agha Hasan Abedi

I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is.
The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
- Maria Bartiromo

It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements.
I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty.
- Alfred Jarry

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional
where depth and originality are wasted.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for
the alien who comes among us.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable
for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
- Nick Clooney

The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional
society and freeing ourselves.
- Yoko Ono

I have two ideas for novels at the moment,
neither of them all that conventional,
but I'm not ready to choose between them yet,
let alone settle down to the process of writing.
- Jonathan Coe

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program
and we need to cut welfare.
Just the opposite!
We need more welfare and fewer jobs.
- Jerry Brown

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom,
to see everything through the filter of right and left.
- Arianna Huffington

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about
the characters than they know about themselves.
- Timothy West

People always blame the girl; she should have said no.
A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always
been that boys can't manage it.
- Anna Quindlen

The conventional army loses if it does not win.
The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Fear is a problem with film music and films;
people want to be conventional,
and there's more commercialism today.
If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
- Alex North

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts.
Nor are nuts allowed to be God.
- John Sladek

My religion centers in different areas than what's
considered conventional religion.
- Jack Kevorkian

Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of
their lives before they break through the actual and
conventional lies which surround them.
- Isadora Duncan

I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and
revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional
circumstances and return to mathematical research.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

People who play conventional music are threatened by
electronica and don't consider it to be as valuable as what they do.
- Bill Laswell

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify
it with reason and experiment.
- Steve Albini


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