Quotes by: J. Carter Brown
|John Carter Brown III
|Director of the National Gallery of Art
||Earl Alexander Powell III
October 8, 1934|
Providence, Rhode Island
||June 17, 2002
||John Carter Brown IV
Elissa Lucinda Brown
||John Nicholas Brown II
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.
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.
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 found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
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.