Bono quotes

 quotes - As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both. Share

“As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.”

— Bono

 quotes - To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. Share

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.”

— Bono

 quotes - The less you know, the more you believe. Share

“The less you know, the more you believe.”

— Bono

 quotes - We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong. Share

“We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.”

— Bono

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”

— Bono

“But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.”

— Bono

“My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.”

— Bono

“My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ.”

— Bono

“What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.”

— Bono

“Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.”

— Bono

“You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.”

— Bono

“Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.”

— Bono

“Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.”

— Bono

“Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.”

— Bono

“It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.”

— Bono

“You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.”

— Bono

“Happy the country that lives on nothing but its wits; cursed be the one that thinks it can get rich by planting or digging or drilling for wealth.”

— Bono

“Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.”

— Bono

“The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.”

— Bono

“America is not just a country, it's an idea, and real Americans are getting busy.”

— Bono

“Because you know when you first become famous, you start walking a little different because people are staring at you.”

— Bono

“God's Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm.”

— Bono

“I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.”

— Bono

“It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.”

— Bono

“So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.”

— Bono

“Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.”

— Bono

“Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.”

— Bono

“The French are so into themselves that they don't even notice you.”

— Bono

“U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.”

— Bono

“You know, God has some really weird kids, and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.”

— Bono
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