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“I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as ‘good at drawing’ doesn’t sound like Banksy to me.”

 

Banksy

“There’s obviously nothing wrong with selling your art – only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it’s confusing to know how far you should take it.”

 

Banksy

“This is a big surprise I don’t agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I’m prepared to make an exception for the ones I’m nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.”

 

Banksy

“I give away thousands of paintings for free.”

 

Banksy

“You live in the city and all the time there are signs telling you what to do and billboards trying to sell you something.”

 

Banksy

“Traditional graffiti writers have a bunch of rules they like to stick to, and good luck to them, but I didn’t become a graffiti artist so I could have somebody else tell me what to do. If you’re the type who gets sentimental about people scribbling over your stuff, I suggest graffiti is probably not the right hobby for you.”

 

Banksy

“All I know about what people think of my gear is what a couple of my friends tell me, and one of them always wants to borrow money, so I’m not sure how reliable he is.”

 

Banksy

“If you feel dirty, insignificant or unloved, then rats are a good role model. They exist without permission, they have no respect for the hierarchy of society, and they have sex 50 times a day.”

 

Banksy

“I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a lot of 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 15 minutes.”

 

Banksy

“Remember crime against property is not real crime. People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.”

 

Banksy

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

 

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.”

 

Banksy

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

 

Banksy

“I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.”

 

Banksy

“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.”

 

Banksy

“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.”

 

Banksy

“Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from ‘Gladiator’) but you know what? ‘I’m just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker’ as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor.”

 

Banksy

“I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don’t do that so much anymore.”

 

Banksy