Museums Related Quotes



I'm not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well.

Andrew Motion


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Small museums are great. Big museums are a drag.

Peter Zumthor


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I don't think China has professional museums - not in the past, present, or near future.

Ai Weiwei


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I'm all in favor of supporting fancy museums and elite schools, but face it: These aren't really charities as most people understand the term.

Robert Reich


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The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality.

Robert Smithson


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I don't particularly like showing furniture on pedestals, but for whatever reasons you always have to in museums.

Zaha Hadid


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Yes, my works... are enshrined in museums, but I don't care if the pieces fall apart in 20 years.

Sigmar Polke


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Museums that aren't perfect are the ones that I love. Museums that aren't overdesigned. I always like to visit the strange, odd museums. In New York, the Frick is absolutely my favorite, favorite place because I like to think that it was someone's home not that long ago.

Reed Krakoff


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I don't like museums; there's nothing to buy.

Violet Trefusis


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Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.

Robert Smithson


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