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All Quotes by author - Robert Rauschenberg
" And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission. "
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" And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting. "
" And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway. "
" And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It's something quite extraordinary. "
" An empty canvas is full. "
" A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything; and the same people didn't think it was immoral to wrap their garbage in newspaper. "
" Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else's aesthetics. I think you're born an artist or not. I couldn't have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations. "
" But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to. "
" But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable. "
" Every time I've moved, my work has changed radically. "
" I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don't want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested. "
" I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved in that because he was the only person I knew in New York who had a car and who would be willing to do this. "
" I don't mess around with my subconscious. "
" I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else. "
" If you don't have trouble paying the rent, you have trouble doing something else; one needs just a certain amount of trouble. "
" If you're going to paint extremely, you need a big piece of canvas. "
" I got so I was really just sick of sculpture. "
" I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings. "
" I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended. "
" I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they're surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable. "
" I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world. "
" I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area. "
" I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it, then I stop. At the time that I am bored or understand - I use those words interchangeably - another appetite has formed. A lot of people try to think up ideas. I'm not one. I'd rather accept the irresistible possibilities of what I can't ignore. "
" I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place. "
" One can see that a canvas is six feet by eight feet, say, quite accurately. But you can spend two minutes and think it's five, or thirty seconds and it's just a different bed for activities there. "
" Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three. "
" People ask me, 'Don't you ever run out of ideas?' Well, on the first place, I don't use ideas. Every time I have an idea, it's too limiting and usually turns out to be a disappointment. But I haven't run out of curiosity. "
" Photography has always been a major part of my vision: my excuse for meddling with what the world looks like. "
" Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting. "
" Screwing things up is a virtue. Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can't read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea. "
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