"I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."David Rockefeller on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."David Rockefeller on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."David Rockefeller on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."David Rockefeller on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."David Rockefeller on Oscar Wilde
"I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment."
"My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale."
"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."
"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education."
"As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us."