"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Barbara Kruger on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Barbara Kruger on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Barbara Kruger on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Barbara Kruger on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Barbara Kruger on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."
"What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up."