Banksy Quotes

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.

If it doesn’t matter, get rid of it.
If you can’t get rid of it, it matters.

I’ve learnt from experience that a painting isn’t finished when you put down your brush – that’s when it starts. The public reaction is what supplies meaning and value. Art comes alive in the arguments you have about it.

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

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

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

I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don’t like it, you can paint over it!

Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.

The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.

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.

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.


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

The art world is the biggest joke going. It’s a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak. And modern art is a disgrace – never have so many people used so much stuff and taken so long to say so little.

Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.

I originally set out to try and save the world, but now I’m not sure I like it enough.

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

One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.

You don’t need planning permission to build castles in the sky

Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums.

The people who run our cities dont 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 ,, its yours to take, rearrange and re use.Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

When you go to an art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires.

The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires

I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet, people only look at pictures of kittens.

In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes.