"All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Barbara Kruger on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Barbara Kruger on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Barbara Kruger on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Barbara Kruger on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Barbara Kruger on Thomas Jefferson
"Prominence is cool, but when the delusion kicks in it can be a drag. Especially if you choose to surround yourself with friends and not acolytes."
"Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways."
"I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race."
"I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life, but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty."
"What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up."