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

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

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

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- 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

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

Don't lie down. Get up.
- Bono

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

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

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

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

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

Religion often gets in the way of God.
- Bono

I don't believe in wishful thinking.
- Bono

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

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

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

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

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

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

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

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- 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 love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller


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