Author: Bono - Irish - Musician

Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.-Bono
[ Accepted Africa Africans Around Brigade Cans Continent Deep Down Equal Fire Flames More Need Out Put Really Standing Us Watering Were Would] [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
[ Both Chance Change Fun Instincts Rock Star Two Want World] [Bono]

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.-Bono
[ Another Books Dunno Ever Gift Give Greatest Person Told] [Bono]

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.-Bono
[ Any Become Being Brother Church Conscience Decide Distance Does Free Going Market Meaning Stop World Your] [Bono]

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die.-Bono
[ Anyway Baby Blow Day Die Ethiopia Handed His Ireland Just Knew Last Live Man Mind Opened Orphanage Our Said Son Take Would] [Bono]

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.-Bono
[ Feel Listen Radio Rotting Sweet Teeth] [Bono]

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.-Bono
[ Ambition End Kills Off Stasis] [Bono]

Music can change the world because it can change people.-Bono
[ Because Change Music World] [Bono]

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.-Bono
[ Doing Heroes Made Mistakes Ones Recovered Survived Them Wrong] [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
[ Absurd Arms Around Big Duck Giving Great Kiss Now Our Past Ridiculous Rock Roll Trying U2 Wrapping] [Bono]

So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.-Bono
[ Africa Dignity Equality Facing Here Human Live Period Right Rights Talking Threat Unprecedented] [Bono]

The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.-Bono
[ Across Africa Continent Disease Extreme Eye Fact First Generation Look Mean Ocean Off Ours Poverty Say Stand Whole Written] [Bono]

The less you know, the more you believe.-Bono
[ Believe Know Less More] [Bono]

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.-Bono
[ Different Even Great Greater Maybe Respect Right Thing United] [Bono]

U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.-Bono
[ Alone Colours Emotional Feelings Occupy Original Ours Species Terrain U2] [Bono]

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.-Bono
[ Answers Had Questions Thought Wrong] [Bono]

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.-Bono
[ Age Between Closed Digital Doing Dreaming Excited Gap Laptop Make Need Needed Now Personally Producer Record See Song Studio Turns Used Wanted] [Bono]

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.-Bono
[ Africa Allowed Anywhere Because Commitment Concern Conclude Doubts Else Equality Ever Farce Fool Happen Happening Honest Idea Justice Look Makes Mocks Our Questions See Way Would] [Bono]

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.-Bono
[ Action Allied Bend Bit Detached Dream Exciting Idealism Just Making Real Rolling See Sleeves Strong Up Very World Your] [Bono]