"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Barbara Kruger 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."Barbara Kruger on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Barbara Kruger 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."Barbara Kruger on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Barbara Kruger on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary."
"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."