Banksy Quotes


Best 52 Quotes by Banksy – Page 1 of 2

“A recent survey of North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey.”

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”

“As far as I can tell the only thing worth looking at in most museums of art is all the schoolgirls on daytrips with the art departments.”

“Be positive, patient and persistent.”

“Fight the fighters, not their wars.”

“I could sit in a pub and tell you all the things that are written in this book, but you wouldn't f*cking listen.”

“I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”

“I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me.”

“I sucked a lot of breasts to get where I am today.”

“I want to live in a world created by art, not just decorated with it.”

“I've never really understood why people sleep. Wasting a third of your life and becoming vulnerable for almost 8 hours every night. Doesn't seem very appealing to me.”

“If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.”

“If you have a statue in the city centre you could go past it every day on your way to school and never even notice it, right.

But as soon as someone puts a traffic cone on its head, you've made your own sculpture.”

“If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to
wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie.”

“It's a very frustrated feeling you get when the only people with good photos of you work are the police department.”

“Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.”

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“Nothing is black and white, and there is no purity and there is no such thing as justice.”

“One original thought is worth 1000 meaningless quotes.”

“Remember – it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission.”

“The art world is the biggest joke going. It’s a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak.”

“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.”

“The people who run our cities don't understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit.

The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff.

Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours, it belongs to you, it's yours to take, rearrange and re-use.

Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.”

“The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous.

Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don't go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a sh*t.”

“There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.”

“There are no exceptions to the rule that everyone thinks they're an exception to the rules.”

“There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.”

“When the time comes to leave, just walk away quietly and don't make any fuss.”

“You ask a lot of little kids today what they want to be when they grow up and they say 'I want to be famous.' You ask them for what reason and they don't know or care.

I think Andy Warhol got it wrong: in the future so many people are going to become famous that one day everybody will end up being anonymous for fifteen minutes.”

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“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.”

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