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Renzo Piano Quotes and Sayings

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A museum is a place where one should lose one's head.
- Renzo Piano

The museum spreads its surfaces everywhere,
and becomes an untitled collection of generalizations that mobilize the eye.
- Robert Smithson

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

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

 

One of my major goals is to develop a web of the small
Wyoming museums and create a major museum system.
There are about eight of these museums,
and they are all scattered.
- Robert T. Bakker

I went to the museum where they had all the heads and
arms from the statues that are in all the other museums.
- Steven Wright

Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
- Robert Smithson

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A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

An art book is a museum without walls.
- Andre Malraux

In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum.
As beautiful as it was, it's still limited.
But here you have just everything.
- Isaac Mizrahi

If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void.
- Robert Smithson

Shouldn't a great museum foster serious seeing before all else?
- Mark Stevens

There's a statue of Jimmy Stewart in the Hollywood Wax Museum,
and the statue talks better than he does.
- Dean Martin

I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery
of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
- Lewis H. Lapham

These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum.
- Norton Simon

A great department store, easily reached,
open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art
than any of the museums we have yet established.
- John Cotton Dana

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

I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York,
which helped my interest.
- Robert T. Bakker

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
- Pablo Picasso

If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors
of every museum in the country as expert testimony
that my work is legitimate art.
- Jock Sturges

How does one measure the success of a museum?
- Paul Getty

A museum show is the acid test for photojournalism.
- Richard Lacayo

Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn;
but I think people can look at them in public,
like seeing a film.
I think museum exhibitions are very important.
- Issey Miyake

I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and,
when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which
the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels.
To switch languages is to change the labels.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters,
they might write all the books in the British Museum.
- Arthur Eddington

I'd like to design something like a city or a museum.
I want to do something hands on rather than just play
golf which is the sport of the religious right.
- Brad Pitt

I do not exactly remember at what period I started
my museum which absorbed so much of my time.
- Pierre Loti

We are similar to a museum.
My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.
- Rudolf Bing

We have created indoor installations inside museums,
like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968,
and not monumental at all by any standards.
- Christo

Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum.
The plan is being held up by finding a location that
isn't in their neighborhood.
- Conan O'Brien

We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books -
pages and pages on it.
- Nicholas Lea

It was a movement that had all the art critics,
all the museum directors in its thrall.
- Jack Levine

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

The best museums and museum exhibits about science
or technology give you the feeling that,
hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here,
too.
- Paul Allen

I have a debt, a loyalty to the museum;
the best place for me to do what I wanted to do.
- George Gaylord Simpson

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
- Robert T. Bakker

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

Black people should have recognition for themselves
and their backgrounds and their relationships with
other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation.
This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.
- Katherine Dunham

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise,
if they can, periodically something to help us.
Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep.
It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.
- Katherine Dunham

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

We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things.
What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape.
We are only the custodians of those techniques,
and they should be preserved.
- Jim Dale

Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture,
someone who can run a magazine or a museum.
An administrator, in fact.
I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Painting is the most magical of mediums.
The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time
I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another
way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make
space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
- Chuck Close

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers.
My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room
catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of
books for which no one will ever ask.
- C. S. Forester

Living is like tearing through a museum.
Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
thinking about it, looking it up in a book,
and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
- Audrey Hepburn

I would love to see as many of the black players as
possible in today's Major League Baseball make every
effort to go to the Negro Leagues Museum and get a
first-hand view of how it all started.
- Ferguson Jenkins

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected
with some school or some museum school,
and even in New York the majority are.
That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money,
making a living selling paintings.
Only a dozen or two painters do that.
- Ad Reinhardt

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya

Freedom is never easily won, but once established,
freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.
- Trent Lott

When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads.
- Ron Paul

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the
reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government
spreads to the readers and the viewers.
- Roger Mudd

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil,
no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world.
The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper
spirit is spreading amongst our young men,
we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade.
- Henry Lawson

Music is about listening, the more you play,
the more the magic spreads.
- Maynard James Keenan

True glory takes root, and even spreads;
all false pretences,
like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

The system that enables the most people to earn the
most success is free enterprise,
by matching up people's skills, interests,
and abilities.
In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around.
Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success
by perverting economic incentives.
- Arthur C. Brooks

As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs,
the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around
the world will be tempered with a whole new series
of problems to be addressed and resolved.
- Charles Foster Bass

As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads
beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of
its original richness of content and is in no better
case than a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.
Let us resolve that we will not leave our children
a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and
terrible storms devastate our lands.
- Barack Obama

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- George William Curtis

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose,
you must accept the thorns which it bears.
- Isaac Hayes

It is extremely difficult to say how long the process
actually took to finally achieve my fragrance,
Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.
- Vivienne Westwood

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name;
And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee,
my love.
- Barry Cornwall

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverley Nichols

It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
- Lena Horne


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