"I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Bob Geldof on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Bob Geldof on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Bob Geldof on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Bob Geldof on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Bob Geldof on Joseph Stalin
"I'd always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing."
"I do think I feel it but you don't think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don't think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It's been a long fifty years."
"Well, a sort of epiphany: I was in a great band. And it's very cool to be at 53 and realise that when you were a kid you were in a great band."
"But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc."
"And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure."