Since introducing the world to his first pieces of graffiti, Banksy has laced his art with social commentary. Most people will look at his art without absorbing the message but the few that do will be better equipped with ideas on how to make society a better place.
A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves. – Banksy
A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with. – Banksy
Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else. – 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. – Banksy
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for. – Banksy
I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me. – Banksy
Your 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
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
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it. – 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. – Banksy
There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge. – 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. – 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. – Banksy.