J. Carter Brown - Quotes

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No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience. ---->>>

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits. ---->>>

Do what you really want to do. That's why God put you on this earth. ---->>>

There are more ways of skinning a cat than rubbing its fur the wrong way. ---->>>

I think everybody has a bent, and the key is to follow that bent. So much human wastage comes from people who are doing things with their lives that they really aren't happy with. ---->>>

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question. ---->>>

There's no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily. ---->>>

The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-08, 1934
Birthplace:
Die: 06-17, 2002
Occupation: Public Servant
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John Carter Brown III (October 8, 1934 – June 17, 2002), director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art from 1969 to 1992 and a leading figure in American intellectual life. Under Brown's direction, the National Gallery became one of the leading art museums in the United States, if not the world. He was known as a champion of the arts and public access to art at a time of decreased public spending on the humanities (wikipedia)