"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."
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."Barbara Kruger on Dalai Lama
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."Barbara Kruger on Marcus Aurelius
"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."Barbara Kruger on Mahatma Gandhi
"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."Barbara Kruger on Mark Twain
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."Barbara Kruger on Kevyn Aucoin
"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 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."