"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Robert Rauschenberg on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Robert Rauschenberg on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Robert Rauschenberg on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Robert Rauschenberg on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Robert Rauschenberg on Erma Bombeck
"You begin with the possibilities of the material."
"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."
"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."