Bono Quotes

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1. “Christians are hard to tolerate; I don’t know how Jesus does it”

Tags : Christian Behavior Religion
Author : Bono

2. “I'm never nervous when I go to meet heads of state. I feel they should be nervous, because they are the ones who'll be held accountable for the lives their decisions will impact the most.”

Tags : Breathe
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

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

Tags : Music Power Of Music
Author : Bono

4. “Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.”

Tags : Agorism Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Free Free Markets Freedom Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Market Non Aggression Principle Peace Prosperity Trade Voluntaryism
Author : Bono

5. “Essentially, I'm a very real person; good and bad. And the public image is one of being very good, I suppose. But one of the reasons I'm attracted to people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Christ, to pacifism, is because naturally, I'm the guy that would not turn the other cheek - but, when people see you're attracted to that, they think you are that.”

Tags : Pacifism
Author : Bono

6. “The great gifts of models are not that they're more beautiful than the next person, it's that they're able to be photographed and not be self-conscious.”

Tags : Models Photographs Self Conciousness
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

7. “Laughter is eternity if joy is real.”

Tags : Mirth
Author : Bono

8. “Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Find out what God's doing. It's already blessed.”

Tags : God Life
Author : Bono

9. “The past is not a place I like to visit. This project is forcing me to go there, to tidy up my thoughts. I'm not normally a navel-gazer. I've always thought you find yourself in other people. I'm visiting here. I don't want to set up house.”

Tags : Analysing Past
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

10. “If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.”

Tags : Summer Rain
Author : Bono

11. “David was "a star, the Elvis of the Bible." An unusually for such a rockstar with his lust for power, lust for women, lust for life, he had humility of one who knew his gift work harder than he ever would.”

Tags : Blessing Charisma Compassion Fame Grace Of God
Author : Bono

12. “On the phone, it's about as intimate as it can get. The person's right in your ear. You got to be careful on the phone. You can leave yourself wide open”

Tags : Intimacy Phones
Author : Bono

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

Tags : Be Original Be You Life Philosophy
Author : Bono

14. “One Life, with each other, Sisters, Brothers...”

Tags : Music Music Lyrics
Author : Bono

15. “The reason I'm attracted to the light of Scripture is because there's another side of me that is dark. The reason I am interested in men of peace is because I'm not like them and would like to be. I'm not someone in real life who turns the other cheek.”

Tags : Biography Heroes Idealism Inspiration Introspection
Author : Bono

16. “I think I have a kind of Tourette's syndrome where if you're not supposed to say something, it becomes very attractive to do so. You're in a rock band – what can't you talk about? God? Okay, here we go. You're supposed to write songs about sex and drugs. Well, no I won't.”

Tags : Catalyst Counterculture Courage Evangelism
Author : Bono

17. “The strangest thing has happened. I really missed my dog. That's never happened to me before. You know, on a long tour you do hear people saying they miss their pets. I never have. But last night I started really missing my dog. It's very odd, 'cause I don't have a dog.”

Tags : Bono Dogs Pets Touring
Author : Bono

18. “People who know our music, they know who you are. They've been in the dark room, they know you better than your best friend, because you don't sing like that to your best friend, you don't sing in their ear.”

Tags : Bono Interview Music U2
Author : Bono
Source : Bono on Bono

19. “The ones whose light will remain with me long after they have burnt out are the ones that had grace. Because it's rare that the gift comes with grace. Some of the biggest arseholes I've ever met are the most gifted. Because it's "pretty girl" syndrome. Being gifted is like being born beautiful. You don't have to work a day in a year in your life for it. You were born with it. In one sense, it's like blue blood, money, gift, or beauty. They are the things that should make you the most humble, because they are not the things you have earned. They are the things you were given. Yet, it is my experience that they male people the most spoiled. And the people who work the hardest, and who have overcome the most obstacles on their life, who have reason to beat their breasts are the most humble, sometimes. I can't get over that. it's bewildering to me. To make it through success and still have manners, to still have curiosity, intellectual curiosity, to still have some grace, to keep your dignity, that is really... rare.”

Tags : Grace
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

20. “You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics; in physical laws every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It's clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. I'm absolutely sure of it. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that "as you reap, so you will sow" stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I've done a lot of stupid stuff. But I'd be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge. I'd be in deep s---. It doesn't excuse my mistakes, but I'm holding out for Grace. I'm holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don't have to depend on my own religiosity”

Tags : Grace
Author : Bono

21. “The reason I like the game chess is because each move has countless repercussions, but you're in charge of them. And it's your ability to see into the future and the effects of the decisions you've made that males you either a good or not a good chess player. It's not luck.”

Tags : Chess Decisions Luck
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

22. “It's quite widespread in rock culture, that mythology of the shooting star.I'd rather be the North star. As bob (Dylan) says, you can navigate by it.”

Tags : Fame Myths Stars
Author : Bono
Source : Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

23. “It's not only joy as an act of defiance; it’s business as usual as an act of defiance. This is just: Do your thing.”

Tags : Determination Faithfulness
Author : Bono

24. “I love America and I hate it. I'm torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy.”

Tags : America Bono
Author : Bono

25. “In general people put too much faith in the rich, the famous, the politicians, and not enough faith in themselves.”

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Author : Bono

26. “God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.”

Tags : Religious Spirituality
Author : Bono

27. “For all that "I was lost, I am found," it is probably more accurate to say, "I was really lost, I'm a little less so at the moment.”

Tags : Spirituality
Author : Bono
Source : U2 by U2

28. “Sometimes religion gets in the way of God.”

Tags : Spiritual
Author : Bono

29. “Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.”

Tags : Bono Poverty U2
Author : Bono

30. “Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.”

Tags : Music
Author : Bono
Source : On the Move

31. “The God I believe in isn't short on cash, mister.”

Tags : Greed Money Religion
Author : Bono

32. “We're starting our own religion at last. The Order of Frisbeetarians. We believe that when you die, your soul ascends to a rooftop and you can never get it back.”

Tags : Bono Frisbee Religion
Author : Bono