Quotes and Sayings about Graffiti & Street Art

Quotes and Sayings about Graffiti & Street Art

Blogging is not writing. It's just graffiti with punctuation.
Dr. Ian Sussman in Contagion
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People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that's only if it's done properly.
Banksy in Wall and Piece
T.V. has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.
Banksy in Wall and Piece
They say there is a graffiti problem. The only problem with graffiti is that there isn't enough of it.
Banksy in Existencilism
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 in Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall
Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw wherever 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 living breathing thing which belonged to everybody, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like this and stop leaning against that wall - it's wet.
Banksy in Existencilism

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Art is a way of survival.
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
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The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
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It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
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Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
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I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.
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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
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What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
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As I create art, it is like a love affair. My days go by loving what I do.
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An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
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I grew up on the street. No, not the hood. The Sesame Street.
J.D. in Scrubs - Season 8 Episode 5
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No street is too long with a friend by your side.
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They say the open road helps you think about where you've been, where you're going.
Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious
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You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved.
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There is only one street where that is normal. Here's a hint: A giant yellow bird lives on it.
Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 Episode 23
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Normality is a paved toad; It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
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So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes.
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Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
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Every street leads to the end of the world.
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If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
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A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.
Banksy in Wall and Piece
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You don't need planning permission to build castles in the sky.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
One original thought is worth 1000 meaningless quotes.
I want to live in a world created by art, not just decorated with it.
People who should be shot:
Fascist thugs,
religious fundamentalists,
people who write lists telling you who should be shot.
Banksy in Wall and Piece
Somewhere in the world the wrong pig met up with the wrong bat.
Dr. Ally Hextall in Contagion
Right now, our best defense has been social distancing. No hand shaking, staying home when you're sick, washing your hands frequently.
Dr. Ellis Cheever in Contagion

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