"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Bono on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Bono on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Bono on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Bono on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Bono on Abraham Lincoln
"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."