Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Find out what God's doing. It's already blessed.
Christians are hard to tolerate; I don’t know how Jesus does it
Sometimes religion gets in the way of God.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
In general people put too much faith in the rich, the famous, the politicians, and not enough faith in themselves.
Feelings are much stronger than thoughts. We are all led by instinct, and our intellect catches up later
Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
Perspective is the cure for depression.
Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.
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.
The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is something I do well.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.
Whenever I see grace, I’m moved.
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.
It is impossible to meet God without abandon, without exposing yourself, being raw.
The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed. Blame the human heart.
In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows But my sorrows they learned to swim
Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.
Laughter is eternity if joy is real.
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.
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.
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 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.
Every artist is a cannibal/every poet is a thief/all kill for inspiration/and then sing about the grief.
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.
We can't fix all problems but we must fix the ones we can
There is a root arrogance in any writer; a hugely arrogant assumption that anyone is going to listen to them.
I will admit that we are attracted to issues that unify people rather than divide them.
Smack in the centre of contradiction is the place to be.
Religion often gets in the way of God.
If I don't understand it, it must be art.
I wouldn't run for President. I wouldn't want to move to a smaller house.
The God I believe in isn't short on cash, mister.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
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!
There's no retirement for an artist,its your way of living so theres no end to it.
There's a point where you find yourself tiptoeing as an artist, and then you know that you're in the wrong place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
One Life, with each other, Sisters, Brothers...
Happiness is for those who don't really need it. So I can live without happiness.
Babe, it must be art
What we're about in this band, I hope...is that we put people before ideas.
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 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.
A degree of narcissism is necessary, I suppose, to look in the pool to see your reflection. (Bono)
Religion to me almost like when God leaves – and people devise a set of rules to fill in the space.
The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
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.
Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.
The lyrics aren't literature. they're just part of the story.
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.
I think that the camera loves peopke who...loathe the camera (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.
I dont know you. And you don't know the half of it.
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