Bono Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bono quotes, bono sayings, and bono proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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America is not just a country, it's an idea.     

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

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

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

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If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.     

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Music can change the world because it can change people.     

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America is not just a country, it's an idea.     

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

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Rock n roll stops the traffic.     

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Selling out is doing something you don't really want to do for money. That's what selling out is.     

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Law will take over because law always carries with it a sense of security and manipulative power.     

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If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It's a desire to communicate. A deep desire to communicate inspires songwriting.     

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As hard as it is, as ghetto as it is, hip-hop is pop music. It's the sound of music getting out of the ghetto, while rock is looking for a ghetto.     

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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.     

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Perspective is the cure for depression.     

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When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.     

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