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Robert Rauschenberg Quotes and Sayings

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You begin with the possibilities of the material.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Related topics: Art

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
- Robert Rauschenberg

There was a whole language that I could never make
function for myself in relationship to painting and
that was attitudes like tortured,
struggle, pain.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago,
maybe even longer than that, closer to three.
- Robert Rauschenberg

 

Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile
of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it
that one recognizes it without looking at it.
- Robert Rauschenberg

If you don't have trouble paying the rent,
you have trouble doing something else;
one needs just a certain amount of trouble.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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An empty canvas is full.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I got so I was really just sick of sculpture.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were
difficult for me to talk to.
- Robert Rauschenberg

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Pollock also...
wanted one to be wrapped in the painting.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Every time I've moved, my work has changed radically.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I don't mess around with my subconscious.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

The only thing that I could get with chance,
and I never was able to use it, was that I would end
up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in,
indulging in, was gone.
- Robert Rauschenberg

So that ideas of sort of relaxed symmetry have been
something for years that I have been concerned with
because I think that symmetry is a neutral shape as
opposed to a form of design.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Well, I like way downtown near the Battery.
I lived down there at this time and for,
I guess, the following well, this is where I moved
to uptown and I've been here for four years and this is 1965.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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.
- 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.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill


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