"I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Bono on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Bono on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Bono on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Bono on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Bono on Ray Charles
"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."
"U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone."
"I accept the Old Testament as more of an action movie: blood, car chases, evacuations, a lot of special effects, seas dividing, mass murder, adultery. The children of God are running amok, wayward. Maybe that's why they're so relatable."
"Music can change the world because it can change people."
"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."