Who is Banksy?

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Who is Banksy? We don’t know his real name, but his art is unmistakable and obviously the work of a passionate individual. His art frequently address serious social issues as he takes on capitalism, war, poverty and governments with a distinctive sense of humor. He’s famously elusive, refuses to be identified, and Bansky interviews are few and far between.
Banksy is not just a graffiti artist, but also a deeply profound philosopher. His insight into current world affairs can take seemingly a liberal slant, but can also be inspiring and change-worthy. His graffiti is stirring, inspirational and even aspirational and creates an intriguing story.
I wouldn’t say lives are changed by viewing Banksy pieces, but the marriage of the art and the ideas are definitely thought provoking.
Here is a sampling of Deep Thoughts by Artist Banksy –
• If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.
• The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet.
• Most things look better when you put them in a circle.
• If graffiti changed anything it would be illegal.
• Playing it safe always ends in disaster.
• Leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.
• Nothing is more common in this world than unsuccessful people with talent.
• The creative adult is the child who survived.
• I know I have a heart because I feel it breaking.
• Keep your coins. I want change.
• Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
• A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves.
• A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.
• There are four basic human needs: food, sex, sleep and revenge.
• No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
• I mean, they say you die twice. Once when you stop breathing, and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
• People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.

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