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Bono Quotes

I hope you find these Bono Quotes inspiring and motivational.

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Self Values

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

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


 

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

I'm not on this trip as a tourist.
- Bono

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

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

The right to be irresponsible is a right I hold dear.
- Bono

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

I'm a very loyal and unreliable friend.
- Bono

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

You have to open yourself up,
you have to be raw;
and you have to reveal yourself,
and sometimes it's very difficult.
- Bono

Don't lie down. Get up.
- Bono

I'm not religious at all,
but I believe in God very strongly.
- 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

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

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

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

I feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

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

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

I don't believe in wishful thinking.
- Bono

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

There are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

The less you know, the more you believe.
- Bono

Religion often gets in the way of God.
- Bono

We can, if we get up off our ass, change the world.
- Bono

People should be angry about a lot of things
and the peace-and-love thing
doesn't sit comfortably with me at all.
- Bono

U2 is an original species...
there are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

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.
- Bono

I come from Ireland and I've seen the damage of religious warfare.
I am a believer. I don't wear the badge on the outside
but it is on the inside.
- Bono

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- Margaret Mead

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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