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" The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see with managers at all levels. "
" Oprah Winfrey's global influence is unparalleled. Not only has her generosity and firm belief that education is the key to a better life benefited countless women and children around the world, but her example has also inspired millions of people to give back in ways big and small. "
" I'm strong-willed. Architects are strong-willed. You get the best results with a strong client and a strong architect working together. "
" In America, what you've accomplished financially is a measurement, whether you like it or not. "
" Museums do not share their collections with other museums unless they get something in exchange. The Metropolitan will deal with the Louvre, but will they send their stuff to Memphis? No. "
" I believe in two things: One, Andrew Carnegie said, 'He who dies with wealth dies in shame.' And someone once said, 'He who gives while he lives also knows where it goes.' "
" I can't think of another enterprise other than being a homeowner that can't have its debt restructured in bankruptcy. Corporations can but a homeowner can't? Now with securitization the homeowner can't go to the owner of the loan and work things out. "
" You don't support politicians in their elections if whoever's seeking money only has a goal to stay in office or get in office. You have to pick the people who are going to do the best job. "
" Any city in America would like to get a museum built if they didn't have to pay for it. "
" The American people frankly have been, over many, many years - to be blunt - fat, dumb and happy. If they want their children to compete with children in India, China or Korea, they better get them a far better education. "
" Every artist is unreasonable, because he or she is doing something that hasn't been done before. "
" Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers. They're remembered by the arts. "
" I think the opera is one of the great cultural jewels of Los Angeles. "
" Managers are responsible for setting workplace policies under which teachers can succeed. Managers are responsible for negotiating contracts that create the conditions under which teachers can succeed. "
" I'd rather be respected than loved. "
" For businesses to be successful, they need to constantly ask the question: 'How can we provide value to our customers?' At the end of the day, that is what matters. "
" There were periods when the art market got overheated, but there is no reason it should appreciate dramatically. "
" I never play golf because it takes too long, and the business connections it produces can be made just as easily over an early breakfast. "
" People think it's strange how briskly I move through museums. Sure, I could stand in front of each piece and stare at it for a good long time. But that's not me. "
" Teach For America provides one of the most critical pipelines for bringing new talent into public education. "
" I believe in the democratization of the arts. What do I mean by that? I think museums, with some exceptions, have a responsibility to educate a much broader public. "
" Anything I do, I spend a lot of time. I do it with passion and intensity. I want to be in charge. "
" It's critical that states improve how teachers are trained, recruited, evaluated, compensated, advanced, and retained. "
" A lot of executives act like their time is worth more than anyone else's. But I always respect an employee who guards his or her time, even from me. "
" I've become convinced that Los Angeles is going to become the next contemporary art capital - no other city has more contemporary gallery space than Los Angeles. We've come into our own, finally. "
" A real collector does not sell. "
" Philanthropy is activism. "
" The happiest people I've found are in science. These people have three times the IQ - maybe I'm exaggerating. They have a higher IQ than I do. They love what they're doing, they have a good family life, they're satisfied. "
" You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a good principal, you won't have a good school. "
" I have always believed that every great city in history needs a vibrant center. "
" My wife was the first art collector in the family, and I didn't become interested until around 1973. The first important artwork we bought was a Van Gogh drawing of two peasant houses in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. "