30 Awesome Bono Quotes About Music & Success

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Bono is up there as one of my favorite music artists; 

Bono is an Irish singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2. U2’s music has sold millions of copies worldwide and there’s no wonder why they are one of the best bands in history. 

Bono’s net worth is estimated to be $700 million dollars, making him the 2nd richest rock star!

Here’s our collection of the best Bono quotes & lyrics of all time:


30 Bono Quotes

1.”We’re starting our own religion at last. The Order of Frisbeetarians. We believe that when you die, your soul ascends to a rooftop and you can never get it back.” – Bono 

2.”I’m a musician. I write songs. I just hope when the day is done I’ve been able to tear a little corner off of the darkness.” – Bono 

3.”I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I’m deadly serious about that.” – Bono 

4.”Every artist is a cannibal/every poet is a thief/All kill for inspiration/and then sing about the grief.” – Bono 

5.”We can’t fix all the problems but we must fix the ones we can.”  – Bono 

6.”There is a root arrogance in any writer; a hugely arrogant assumption that anyone is going to listen to them.” – Bono 

7.”I’m never nervous when I go to meet heads of state. I feel they should be nervous because they are the ones who’ll be held accountable for the lives their decisions will impact the most.” – Bono 

8.”Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it.” – Bono


9th of 30 Bono Quotes

9. ” Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono


10. “Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing. Find out what God’s doing. It’s already blessed.” – Bono

11. “Christians are hard to tolerate; I don’t know how Jesus does it.” – Bono

12. “Sometimes religion gets in the way of God.” – Bono

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

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

15. “Even though I’m a believer, I still find it really hard to be around other believers. They make me nervous, they make me twitch. I sorta watch my back.” – Bono 

16. “In general, people put too much faith in the rich, the famous, the politicians, and not enough faith in themselves.” – Bono 

17. “Perspective is a cure for depression.” – Bono 

18. “Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.” – Bono 


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19.”The right to be irresponsible and stupid is something I hold very dear. And luckily it is something I do well.” – Bono


20. “Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud.” – Bono 

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

22. “At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.” – Bono 

23. “Whenever I see grace, I’m moved.” – Bono 

24. “I love America and I hate it. I’m torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy.” – Bono 

25. “It is impossible to meet God without abandon, without exposing yourself, being raw.” – Bono 

26. “In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows But my sorrows they learned to swim.” – Bono

27. “The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed. Blame the human heart.” – Bono 

28. “Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.” – Bono 


29th of 30 Bono Quotes

29. “Laughter is an eternity if joy is real.” – Bono 


30.”Smack in the center of contradiction is the place to be.” – Bono 



Thanks for checking out these powerful Bono quotes; an incredible singer who we can all learn a lot from. Don’t forget to share them on social media with your friends and family.

Which are your favorite Bono quotes? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin
Emmy Wallin
Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.


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