44 Street Art Quotes, Sayings, Phrases from Graffiti Artists

Street Art Quotes

Unfamous street art quotes from urban artists

Meaningful and inspiring street art quotes, sayings, captions, and phrases from graffiti artists about mural art, life, and vandalism! Be bold and vehement!

Meaningful Graffiti Quotes

These phrases and sayings are crafted to inspire reflection, stir emotions, and convey deep insights and wisdom.

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Drew Merritt

“I feel like it should be more about the art and less about the artist. For a lot of artists, their personality is the art and their paintings are shit. “

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Valdi Valdi

“Artists are aiming to impress people when we should aim to inspire them”

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Christian Guémy C215

“Street art is nothing else but urban poetry that catches someone’s eye. Being a street artist is impossible because the city itself is the artist. Street art is a collective thing, participative and interactive, extremely linked to web 2.0 culture.”

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“Don’t have much to say that wouldn’t look better on a wall.”

Inspiring Graffiti Quotes

Inspiring and motivational graffiti quotes curated specifically for artists. These phrases and sayings are designed to motivate, provoke thought, and share innovative ideas and techniques.

Belin Graffiti quote, street art


“With the spray, you simultaneously use three effects:
the pressure on the cap,
the speed of movement,
and the distance.”
– Belin

Herakut Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“Give to receive. Never put art first. Put people first.”

Guido Van Helten Street Art Graffiti Quotes

Guido Van Helten

“I enjoy and love painting so eventually I feel if you don’t quit something it will just come together and be the work that defines you”

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Conor Harrington

“Somebody could say every painting is a self-portrait, but for me, the painting is the opposite of me.”

Vhils Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“I do idealize things but I can never be sure how things are going to turn out once I start working”

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Dale Grimshaw

You learn more from paintings that you really struggle with.”

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Drew Merritt

“I wanted to do galleries instead of just painting rich people’s poodles.”

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“I am humbled by the destructive and creative nature in us all. This is what keeps me painting.”

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James Jean

“Keep making work even if you don’t know what you have to say. You’ll only find your voice through the struggle”

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“My greatest achievement is being who I want to be.”

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“Instead of avoiding the problem, analyze it. That’s a good start for a change”

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Jorit AGOch

“The important thing is that each work is always guided by passion”

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“Pain is a Good Teacher”

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Francisco Bosoletti

“I feel success, in a very personal way, is trying to put aside that kind of superficial success of which society speaks to us all the time. I think there is nothing better than feeling good about what you are and what you do, something that is very difficult to achieve.”

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Guido Van Helten

“I use art to express myself and escape from work. It is sacred.”

street art quotes Dface


“There’s a lot of artist’s I admire,
but especially those like Haring that had/have
such an uncompromising attitude towards their artistic goals –
having a creative mission and sticking to it.”
DFace – ‘They came before us’ – Keep on Keepin’ On – Cesar, Colombia

street art quotes - Blek le rat

Blek le Rat

“The life of an artist is not made of love, creativity & freshwater. You have to know certain recipes. You have to understand how the art market works. You also have to be able to speak to the public, to flatter them, and you have to give them things they can understand. Art is a real business, and it’s complicated, with rules and laws, ways of exhibiting and of placing value on someone’s work in order to establish its market value. I wasn’t aware of all that when I began.”
Blek le Rat
Photo Soren Solkaer

Street art quotes Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

“Talent is about discipline, commitment, perseverance and constancy. Culturally the Puerto Rican is a fighter, passionate and does not give up until he achieves his dreams and goals. “
– Interview Modern Hiero mag
– Photo Soren Solkaer

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“Working together allows us to exchange ideas, but you must compromise to create the final effect”

Quotes About Graffiti Being Art

Manomatic Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“Most of the time the ephemeral nature of graffiti conditions its final quality”

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“Few people go to art exhibitions. The power of Street Art is that it goes to people’s daily life to be seen.”

street art quotes Banksy


“A museum is a bad place to look at art; the worst context for art is other art”
– Interview The Guardian
– Photo The Telegraph

Urban art quotes


“Street art is such a pure art form. Maybe not quite as pure as graffiti but up there. It is so democratic. Art by anyone for everyone. It offers so much but asks for so little.”

Findac Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“An artist’s work should be influenced only by his own opinion otherwise you are simply a designer”

Dulk Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“I owe it to the street, it made me the persona and the artist I am today. The feeling when I see the work in a different environment, how society responds to it, is fulfilling. I like the street because it allows you to be watched by all kinds of people, the work of study goes to galleries or to pages related to the world of art and does not reach other people.”

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Lora Zombie

“I like to combine things, weird things, opposite things, violent things, dark things, with happy things”

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Francisco de Pajaro

“People think “My Life is Going Well, Fuck Everyone Else”, I Paint Human Tragedy in the Trash”

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Ricky Lee Gordon

“I find that personal resonance allows for a true connection and true inspiration, therefore art has the power to manifest and effect within another being, and that is truly beautiful. So in essence, I guess, I am trying to create beauty in my work that allows for beauty in other people.”

Quotes About Graffiti Being Vandalism

Street art quotes INTI


“If our creativities are guided by the public policies, we are not gonna be able to paint anything at all”

MrKas Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“You don’t understand what graffiti is, if you never run away from the cops.”

Mark Gmehling Street Art Graffiti Quotes

Marc Gmehling

“Real street art happens in the street without asking for permission. Maybe one could call my murals street art because they are outside, but the big ones are obviously painted with permission.”

Graffiti Quotes About Life

Sayings and phrases from street artists about life and society in general.

SthinkFish Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“I do not believe in the idea of inspiration. I believe in the influences, references, mistakes, life itself.”

Street art quotes Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

The role of my favorite artists in society has been to give people things to dream about and reflect upon so to escape and to engage simultaneously, bring pleasure and provocation potentially, simultaneously. It’s when you have a clear head right before you go to bed and you’re and you’re open to reflecting upon things honestly that’s the moment when we need to all have some art to be able to think about.”
“Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film” by Brett Novak

Street art quotes Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

“Society has been manipulated via the media and economic interests, creating for the masses a need that does not exist—or exposing a wrong side of history. Fear is manufactured to gain control.”
– Photo Coney Island art walls
– Interview Modern Hiero mag

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“I often paint portraits of women from the past, women that tried to break the rules. We still need to break the rules, we still don’t have a real gender equality, this is my message, not always very obvious, but often added to my work.”

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“I’m not really much of an activist so I don’t see why people put me in that sort of a role. I just do what I do and go about my business, being a strong female so folks seem to think that I’m a role model in that way. I like to speak on women’s issues because they are relevant to me and in my life.”

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El Seed

“I went into this topic where I was trying to break the stereotype of the Arabic language. The non-translation work, this is where I make the switch, where you don’t need to translate. Today, I’m more into the perception scope of work; I’m exploring this concept of perception and how people can look at someone, look at the community, and put in so much judgment, so much stereotype, so much misconception.”

Os Gemeos Street Art Graffiti Quotes

Os Gemêos

“To improvise is the best way to make art. South America thrives on improvisation.”

WD Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“I don’t believe that art can really change the status quo or the world, unfortunately.”

WhIsBe Street Art Graffiti Quotes


“Artists are the worst businessmen and businessmen are the worst artists”

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