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born May 10, 1960; Paul David Hewson, Irish singer-songwriter and humanitarian

I'm tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at the moment. It's like, let's only have goals that we
can go after.
Bono

Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono

There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so theres no end to it.
Bono

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

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

Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born babies head.
Bono

We're not here today for a victory lap. We're here to pick up the pace. Because AIDS is
outrunning us.
Bono

It's an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end
extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. That should be
seen as the most incredible, historic opportunity but instead it's become a millstone around
our necks. We let our own pathetic excuses about how it's "difficult" justify our own inaction.
Be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don't have is the
will, and that's not a reason that history will accept.
Bono

Don't get me too excited because I use four letter words when I get excited.
Bono

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.
Bono

The less you know, the more you believe.
Bono

Making records is like making hot dogs. You'll probably enjoy them more if you don't see how
it's done.
Bono

Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the
building.
Bono

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

Yes, I sometimes fail, but at least I'm willing to experiment.
Bono

I presume the reason for this gathering is that all of us here - Muslims, Jews, Christians - all
are searching our souls for how to better serve our family, our community, our nation, our
God. I know I am. Searching, I mean. And that, I suppose, is what led me here, too.
Bono

Elvis Presley was the Big Bang for rock and roll.
Bono

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

We can't fix every problem - corruption, natural calamities are part of the picture here - but
the ones we can we must.
Bono

Tonight save a life - tomorrow change the world.
Bono

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.
Bono

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

It's not enough to rage against the lie - you've got to replace it with the truth.
Bono

I used to think that one day I'd be able to resolve the different drives I have in different
directions, the tensions between the different people I am. Now I realize that is who I am. I
do feel I'm getting closer to the song in my head. I wasn't looking for grace. But luckily grace
was looking for me.
Bono

America is an idea, but it's an idea that brings with it some baggage, like power brings
responsibility.
Bono

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

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe
even greater.
Bono

When the potatoes ran out, millions of Irish men, women and children packed their bags got
on a boat and showed up right here. And we're still doing it. We're not even starving
anymore, loads of potatoes. In fact if there's any Irish out there, I've breaking news from
Dublin, the potato famine is over you can come home now. But why are we still showing up?
Because we love the idea of America.
Bono

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