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“Nothing is black and white, and there is no purity and there is no such thing has justice.”
Banksy
“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.”
Bansky
“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.”
Banksy
tags: art
“People seem to think if they dress like a revolutionary they don`t actually have to behave like one.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“Anyone who believes in capital punishment should be shot”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“I want to live in a world created by art, not just decorated with it”
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.”
banksy
“Nobody ever listened to me until they didn't know who I was.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“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.”
Banksy
“There are no exceptions to the rule that everyone thinks they're an exception to the rules”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“Remember – it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission”
Banksy
“The art world is the biggest joke going. It’s a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak.”
Banksy
“I sucked a lot of breasts to get where I am today.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
tags: humor
“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
“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.”
Banksy
“Be positive, patient and persistent.”
Banksy
“The human race is the most stupid and unfair kind of race. A lot of the runners don't even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water. Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side. It's not surprising a lot of people have given up competing altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk and shout abuse. What the human race needs is a lot more streakers.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people'--affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art.”
Banksy
“You don't need planning permission to build castles in the sky.”
Banksy, Pictures of Walls
“You can win the rat race but you're still a rat.

The human race is an unfair and stupid competition. A lot of the runners don't even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water.

Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side.

It's not surprising a lot of people have given up competing altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk food and shout abuse.

What we need in this race is a lot more streakers.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“This revolution is for display purposes only.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fills concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions and buy records by the billions. We the people, affect the making and the quality of most of our culture, but not our art.
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 a real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at a trophy cabinet of a few millionaries.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“The people who run our cities don't understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit, which makes their opinion worthless.

They say graffiti frightens people and is symbolic of the decline in society, but graffiti is only dangerous in the mind of three types of people; politicians, advertising executives and graffiti writers.

The people who truly deface our neighbourhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. They expect to be able to shout their message in your face from every available surface but you're never allowed to answer back. Well, they started the fight and the wall is the weapon of choice to hit them back.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“Nobody ever listened to me until they didn’t know who I was.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. As a precaution to never committing major acts of evil it is our solemn duty never to do what we're told, this is the only way we can be sure.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece
“O ser humano tem quatro necessidades básicas: comida, dormir, sexo e vingança .”
Banksy

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