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Paul David Hewson is an Irish musician and social activist, who after being nicknamed Bono Vox, became famous as the lead singer of the Irish rock band, U2 using the stage name Bono.
(1960 - )

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.
[Change]
 

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

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.
[Being]
 

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

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

Music can change the world because it can change people.
[Change]
 

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

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.
 

Rock n roll stops the traffic.
[Music]
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The less you know, the more you believe.
 

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

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

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

We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?
[Poverty]
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We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.