Top 55 Bono Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Bono Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are t

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
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Until it’s on the radio or online, it’s not real. With U2, our album isn’t finished until it’s in the stores.
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Contrary to reports, this boy is not a billionaire or going to be richer than any Beatle… and not just in the sense of money, by the way; the Beatles are untouchable – those billionaire reports are a joke.
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I don’t like the name, U2, actually.
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The great moments of rock ‘n’ roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.
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It’s so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.
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There’s nothing hippie about my picture of Christ. The Gospels paint a picture of a very demanding, sometimes divisive love, but love it is.
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I’m the man that brought you the mullet.
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As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place.
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As hard as it is, as ghetto as it is, hip-hop is pop music. It’s the sound of music getting out of the ghetto, while rock is looking for a ghetto.
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The only person who ever called me Paul was my father, so I always associate it with doing something wrong, you know. So, you know, occasionally, people will come up to me on the street and try to, you know, ingratiate themselves and call me Paul. I don’t like it, actually.
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I’m never nervous.
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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.
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When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher,’ ‘Prophet,’ ‘Really nice guy’… this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you’re left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.
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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.
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I really have had to swallow my own prejudice at times.
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What I like about pop music, and why I’m still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.
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God’s Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that.
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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.
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I have been working for Africans since I was 18, when I got involved with the Nelson Mandela concerts. I got involved with debt cancellation because Desmond Tutu demanded that the world respond to that situation.
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Music keeps the heart porous in many ways.
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Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.
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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.
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I always think if you are asking somebody for something it is a good idea to give them something first.
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I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did – or did not do – to put the fire out in Africa. History, like God, is watching what we do.
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Facebook are an amazing team, a brilliant team. It’s a technology that brings people together.
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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.
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Selling out is doing something you don’t really want to do for money. That’s what selling out is.
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Jesus isn’t lettin’ you off the hook. The Scriptures don’t let you off the hook so easily… When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher’, ‘Prophet’, ‘Really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of Himself.
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My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love.
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Sub-Saharan Africa is also home to 400 million of the world’s poorest people.
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Where you live in the world should not determine whethe

Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.
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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.
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