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Wise Bono Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Bono.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Self Values

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

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


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

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

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

 

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

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- 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

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

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

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

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

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

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

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

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

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

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

Don't lie down. Get up.
- Bono

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

Religion often gets in the way of God.
- Bono

The less you know, the more you believe.
- 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

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

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

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

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

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

I don't believe in wishful thinking.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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'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.

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

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

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

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]

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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