"Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Bono on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Bono on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Bono on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Bono on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Bono on Winston Churchill
"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."