"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."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Robert Rauschenberg on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Robert Rauschenberg on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Robert Rauschenberg on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Robert Rauschenberg on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Robert Rauschenberg on Epicurus
"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."
"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."