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55 Great Quotes By Banksy, The Distinguished British Graffiti Artist

Famous As: Graffiti Artist
Born On: 1974 AD
Born In: Bristol, England
Age: 49 Years

Banksy is an English film director, street graffiti artist and activist whose real identity remains a mystery. However, he has grown to become one of the most famous personalities in the world due to his street art and remains an iconic figure. Banksy started off as a street artist around 1990 in the English city of Bristol and was a part of the thriving Bristol Underground scene. Before long he became a phenomenon all over the world and his art exhibitions have drawn huge crowds. His work is particularly well-known for being pithy, political and mocking all at the same time and that is one of the biggest reasons why his art has become a rage all over the world. Banky’s creativity has made him one of the most famous cultural icons of the modern era and his art is particularly well received because of the anti-establishment slant. Some of his most famous works include ‘Cardinal Sin’, ‘The Drinker’, ‘The Antics Roadshow’, ‘Fragile Silence’,’ Art Buff’, ‘Slave Labour’, ‘The Mild Mild West’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Bankrobber London’ among many others. Banksy is without doubt among the most gifted minds and has expressed his thoughts through his graffiti. Here are the most famous quotes and thoughts by Banksy. Have a look!

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

Banksy
You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity.

You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.

Banksy
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.

Banksy
A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.

A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.

Banksy
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Banksy
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.

Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.

Banksy
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Banksy
A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.

A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.

Banksy
Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.

Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.

Banksy
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.

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.

Banksy
Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.

Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.

Banksy
People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.

People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.

Banksy
All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared
to learn to draw?

All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?

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

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

Banksy
People either love me or they hate me, or they don't really care.

People either love me or they hate me, or they don't really care.

Banksy
A wall is a very big weapon. It's one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.

A wall is a very big weapon. It's one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.

Banksy
People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.

Banksy
My main problem with cops is that they do what they're told. They say 'Sorry mate, I'm just doing my job' all the fucking time.

My main problem with cops is that they do what they're told. They say 'Sorry mate, I'm just doing my job' all the fucking time.

Banksy
Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.

Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.

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

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

Banksy
I'd been painting rats for three years before someone said 'that's clever it's an
anagram of art' and I had to pretend I'd known that all along.

I'd been painting rats for three years before someone said 'that's clever it's an anagram of art' and I had to pretend I'd known that all along.

Banksy
Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world I can't even finish my second apple pie.

Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world I can't even finish my second apple pie.

Banksy
I don't believe in anything. I'm just here for the violence.

I don't believe in anything. I'm just here for the violence.

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

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

Banksy
Live as a villain, die as a hero

Live as a villain, die as a hero

Banksy
One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.

One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.

Banksy
Some people represent authority without ever possessing any of their own.

Some people represent authority without ever possessing any of their own.

Banksy
People who enjoy waving flags don't deserve to have one

People who enjoy waving flags don't deserve to have one

Banksy
If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model.

If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model.

Banksy
Only when the last tree has been cut down and the last river has dried up will man realise that reciting red indian proverbs makes you sound like a fucking muppet.

Only when the last tree has been cut down and the last river has dried up will man realise that reciting red indian proverbs makes you sound like a fucking muppet.

Banksy
I like to think I have the guts to stand up anonymously in a western democracy and call for things no-one else believes in - like peace and justice and freedom.

I like to think I have the guts to stand up anonymously in a western democracy and call for things no-one else believes in - like peace and justice and freedom.

Banksy
When he time comes to leave, just walk away quietly and don't make any fuss.

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

Banksy
At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.

At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.

Banksy
Fight the fighters, not their wars.

Fight the fighters, not their wars.

Banksy
Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.

Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.

Banksy
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.

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.

Banksy
If at first you don't succeed, Call an airstrike.

If at first you don't succeed, Call an airstrike.

Banksy
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 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.

Banksy
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.

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.

Banksy
Nothing is black and white, and there is no purity and there is no such thing has justice.

Nothing is black and white, and there is no purity and there is no such thing has justice.

Banksy
People seem to think if they dress like a revolutionary they don`t actually have to behave like one.

People seem to think if they dress like a revolutionary they don`t actually have to behave like one.

Banksy
I could sit in a pub and tell you all the things that are written in this book but you wouldn't fucking listen.

I could sit in a pub and tell you all the things that are written in this book but you wouldn't fucking listen.

Banksy
There's no way you're going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover

There's no way you're going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover" - Metropolitan Police Spokesperson

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

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

Banksy
Anyone who believes in capital punishment should be shot

Anyone who believes in capital punishment should be shot

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

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

Banksy
Nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who I was.

Nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who I was.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Banksy
They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

Banksy
Think from outside the box, collapse the box and take a fucking knife to it.

Think from outside the box, collapse the box and take a fucking knife to it.

Banksy