"Screwing things up is a virtue," he said when he was 74. "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."
Robert Rauschenberg: "...you're born an artist or not."
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 possiblities of what I can't ignore...
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."
"Robert Rauschenberg, Who Redefined American Art, Is Dead at 82." NYT 14.05.08
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