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I owe much to mother.
by David Rockefeller

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived.
- 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

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

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

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

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

I do not like to be unkind.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

I owe the public a good performance,
the best I can give.
We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off,
I want to spend it quietly, with my lady.
- Larry Wilcox

I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the
wrestling business for us to get into.
- Owen Hart

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend;
to owe is a heroic virtue.
- Francois Rabelais

My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great,
great writer.
She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me.
I owe a lot to Brenda.
- Rick Derringer

The world does not owe men a living,
but business,
if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living.
- Owen D. Young

We owe our existence to our parents,
but we actually didn't have a choice.
- Leon Kass

We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men;
and that is all.
We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing.
I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
- Fay Weldon

All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ,
revealed to me in His divine Book.
- David Livingstone

I don't owe one man one cent.
Anywhere.
- Roy Acuff

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
- Voltaire

The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart

I have heard something said about allegiance to the South.
I know no South, no North, no East, no West,
to which I owe any allegiance.
- Henry Clay

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -
romantic love and gunpowder.
- Andre Maurois

Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace,
of civil rights.
We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.
- Morgan Freeman

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown,
who helped me both as a player and a person.
- Willie Stargell

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

If I have made an appointment with you,
I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time,
if I do my own.
- Richard Cecil

Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him,
thought, when he got into the big money,
he came by and handed me the cash, saying,
'Here's what I'm sure I owe you.'
- Audrey Meadows

The deal is that you can do it, you don't really owe me anything,
but at the end of it, I own the film.
Then I can actually go out and reprint or not reprint if it I want.
- Todd McFarlane

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
- Bob Dylan

A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of
the day you still owe a quarter.
- Mary Landrieu

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse.
I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am
not thrown off at this very moment.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whenever you're successful you owe that success to
the people in the community,
because they are the ones buying your product.
- Carl Karcher

I've always wanted to stay involved with young people.
I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe
nothing to their audience except a good performance.
- Pat Boone

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

I owe everything to the army.
- Norman Wisdom


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