40 Bono Quotes That Will Bring Some Much Needed Harmony to Your Life

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U2 Fans Already Have These Bono Quotes Memorized, Do You?

Let's be real, Bono is a very confident man.

And I think the following Bono quotes prove just that. The lead singer of U2 is a pretty opinionated man as well. Enjoy some of his words about music, love, family, passion, goals, and of course, Ireland.

Make your day a bit brighter thanks to these Bono quotes!

Bono Quotes

  • "It's very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be."

  • "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."

  • "U2 is sort of song writing by accident really. We don't really know what we're doing and when we do, it doesn't seem to help."

  • "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."

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

  • "Perspective is the cure for depression."

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

  • "Christians are hard to tolerate; I don't know how Jesus does it."

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

  • "Whenever I see grace, I'm moved."

  • "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."

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

  • "I get to hear the really good or the really bad things in the press, but I don't read it. I can afford to say that because public opinion does not drive U2's audience."

  • "Laughter is eternity if joy is real."

  • "I'm the man that brought you the mullet."

Beautiful Bono Quotes

  • "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."

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

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

  • "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."

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

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

  • "Smack in the center of contradiction is the place to be."

  • "Sometimes religion gets in the way of God."

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

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

  • "In my dream, I was drowning in my sorrows. But my sorrows they learned to swim."

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

Quotes from Bono

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

  • "We thought 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 boys."

  • "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 no retirement for an artist, its your way of living so there's no end to it."

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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."

  • "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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