"What makes the production of my work so expensive? The whole installation thing - the construction, the objects, the technology. It really adds up."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Barbara Kruger on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Barbara Kruger on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Barbara Kruger on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Barbara Kruger on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Barbara Kruger on John F. Kennedy
"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."
"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."