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David Rockefeller
June 15, 1915 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

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.


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


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.


I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.


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.


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.


Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.


I think I am basically a happy person.


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


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.


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.


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


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