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63 Insightful Quotes By Bono That Will Prod You To Dare

Famous As: Lead Vocalist and Primary Lyricist of The Rock Band 'U2'
Born On: May 10, 1960
Born In: Dublin, Ireland
Age: 62 Years
Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, is a musician, song-writer and lead singer of the Irish band U2. Bono is also renowned for his humanitarian work in recent times. This rock star has been nominated for the Oscar, Grammy, The Golden Globe Awards, and the Nobel Prize. He was also knighted by Elizabeth II for his humanitarian work. Bono became a star for a cause by starting a trend to play music for charity. His sayings and thoughts will feed your soul and inspire you to give you a sense of tolerance and purpose in life. He has actively been involved in spreading awareness about poverty and AIDS in Africa as well. He has also been striving for the third-world debt relief. He successfully persuaded leaders to double the amount of relief aid given to third world nations. These are some quotations by this great Fusion Philanthropist!  
Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.

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

Bono
Music can change the world because it can change people.

Music can change the world because it can change people.

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

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

Bono
Christians are hard to tolerate; I don’t know how Jesus does it

Christians are hard to tolerate; I don’t know how Jesus does it

Bono
Sometimes religion gets in the way of God.

Sometimes religion gets in the way of God.

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

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

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

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

Bono
Feelings are much stronger than thoughts. We are all led by instinct, and our intellect catches up later

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts. We are all led by instinct, and our intellect catches up later

Bono
Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud.

Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud.

Bono
Perspective is the cure for depression.

Perspective is the cure for depression.

Bono
Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.

Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.

Bono
Even though I'm a believer, I still find it really hard to be around other believers. They make me nervous, they make me twitch. I sorta watch my back.

Even though I'm a believer, I still find it really hard to be around other believers. They make me nervous, they make me twitch. I sorta watch my back.

Bono
The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is something I do well.

The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is something I do well.

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

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

Bono
At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.

At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.

Bono
Whenever I see grace, I’m moved.

Whenever I see grace, I’m moved.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
It is impossible to meet God without abandon, without exposing yourself, being raw.

It is impossible to meet God without abandon, without exposing yourself, being raw.

Bono
The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed. Blame the human heart.

The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed. Blame the human heart.

Bono
In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows they learned to swim

In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows But my sorrows they learned to swim

Bono
Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.

Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.

Bono
Laughter is eternity if joy is real.

Laughter is eternity if joy is real.

Bono
For all that

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.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
I'm a musician. I write songs. I just hope when the day is done I've been able to tear a little corner off of the darkness.

I'm a musician. I write songs. I just hope when the day is done I've been able to tear a little corner off of the darkness.

Bono
I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I'm deadly serious about that.

I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I'm deadly serious about that.

Bono
Every artist is a cannibal/every poet is a thief/all kill for inspiration/and then sing about the grief.

Every artist is a cannibal/every poet is a thief/all kill for inspiration/and then sing about the grief.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
We can't fix all problems but we must fix the ones we can

We can't fix all problems but we must fix the ones we can

Bono
There is a root arrogance in any writer; a hugely arrogant assumption that anyone is going to listen to them.

There is a root arrogance in any writer; a hugely arrogant assumption that anyone is going to listen to them.

Bono
I will admit that we are attracted to issues that unify people rather than divide them.

I will admit that we are attracted to issues that unify people rather than divide them.

Bono
Smack in the centre of contradiction is the place to be.

Smack in the centre of contradiction is the place to be.

Bono
Religion often gets in the way of God.

Religion often gets in the way of God.

Bono
If I don't understand it, it must be art.

If I don't understand it, it must be art.

Bono
I wouldn't run for President. I wouldn't want to move to a smaller house.

I wouldn't run for President. I wouldn't want to move to a smaller house.

Bono
The God I believe in isn't short on cash, mister.

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

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

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

Bono
To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal, if you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel - on your knees boy!

To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal, if you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel - on your knees boy!

Bono
There's no retirement for an artist,its your way of living so theres no end to it.

There's no retirement for an artist,its your way of living so theres no end to it.

Bono
There's a point where you find yourself tiptoeing as an artist, and then you know that you're in the wrong place.

There's a point where you find yourself tiptoeing as an artist, and then you know that you're in the wrong place.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
It was a beautiful day.

What you don't have you don't need it now What you don't know you can feel it somehow What you don't have you don't need it now Don't need it now It was a beautiful day.

Bono
It's still very difficult for me to rely. Your weakness, the blessing of your weakness is it forces you into friendships. The things that you lack, you look for in others.

It's still very difficult for me to rely. Your weakness, the blessing of your weakness is it forces you into friendships. The things that you lack, you look for in others.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to run I want to hide I want to tear down the walls That hold me inside I want to reach out And touch the flame Where the streets have no name

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

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

Bono
One Life, with each other, Sisters, Brothers...

One Life, with each other, Sisters, Brothers...

Bono
Happiness is for those who don't really need it. So I can live without happiness.

Happiness is for those who don't really need it. So I can live without happiness.

Bono
Babe, it must be art

Babe, it must be art

Bono
What we're about in this band, I hope...is that we put people before ideas.

What we're about in this band, I hope...is that we put people before ideas.

Bono
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.

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.

Bono
People rid the room of argument until they have no one left — except people who agree with them. It is understandable. But I like a good argument.

People rid the room of argument until they have no one left — except people who agree with them. It is understandable. But I like a good argument.

Bono
A degree of narcissism is necessary, I suppose, to look in the pool to see your reflection. (Bono)

A degree of narcissism is necessary, I suppose, to look in the pool to see your reflection. (Bono)

Bono
Religion to me almost like when God leaves – and people devise a set of rules to fill in the space.

Religion to me almost like when God leaves – and people devise a set of rules to fill in the space.

Bono
The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

Bono
ISIS and these kinds of extremists are a death cult. We’re a life cult. Rock ’n’ roll is a life force, and it’s joy as an act of defiance.

ISIS and these kinds of extremists are a death cult. We’re a life cult. Rock ’n’ roll is a life force, and it’s joy as an act of defiance.

Bono
Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.

Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.

Bono
The lyrics aren't literature. they're just part of the story.

The lyrics aren't literature. they're just part of the story.

Bono
Honesty, vulnerability and a good amount of courageous faith allows you to cry out in your bewilderment and not lose your belief in the process. These things allow you to wrestle your faith rather than lose it.

Honesty, vulnerability and a good amount of courageous faith allows you to cry out in your bewilderment and not lose your belief in the process. These things allow you to wrestle your faith rather than lose it.

Bono
I think that the camera loves peopke who...loathe the camera (Bono)

I think that the camera loves peopke who...loathe the camera (Bono)

Bono
If your heart was hard, that would be better / You could only break it once or twice / After that it would be rid of blood and you could let it turn to ice.

If your heart was hard, that would be better / You could only break it once or twice / After that it would be rid of blood and you could let it turn to ice.

Bono
I dont know you. And you don't know the half of it.

I dont know you. And you don't know the half of it.

Bono
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

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

Bono