“Well, first of all, I prefer – my first preference is one-syllable words. I happen to prefer the verb to the noun. I use the simple command words first of all…I like short, terse words, and I like words – I suppose I sometimes think of their visual pattern. I am intrigued with certain letters, and other letters I’m not very intrigued by.” — Robert Indiana
Excerpt from Oral history interview with Robert Indiana, 1963 Sept. 12-Nov. 7, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.