My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
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.
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.
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.