Bono is an Irish musician popularly known as the lead singer of the rock band U2 since its formation in 1976, and also serving as the band’s primary songwriter. For his contributions in the music industry, he was named as an Honorary Knight in the United Kingdom and is a Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters of France. Bono has also collaborated with other notable names in the music industry like Green Day, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, and The Corrs.
Aside from his stage presence with U2, Bono is also well-regarded in his philanthropy work, especially in Africa. He has urged many government and religious leaders and other groups to join his campaign; he is often regarded as the most effective celebrity influence in humanitarian work. Bono is the co-founder of the non-government organization Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa (DATA) and the advocacy and campaigning organization ONE Campaign.
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Famous quotes by Bono
Actually oddly enough, I think my work, the activism, will be forgotten. And I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away.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
Because you know when you first become famous, you start walking a little different because people are staring at you.Bono
But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.Bono
I accept the Old Testament as more of an action movie: blood, car chases, evacuations, a lot of special effects, seas dividing, mass murder, adultery. The children of God are running amok, wayward. Maybe that's why they're so relatable.Bono
I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.Bono
It's a privilege to serve the poor, to be servants of noble Africans, but I better belong in the rehearsal room or in the studio with my band. That's where I want to be and I still wake up in the morning with melodies in my head.Bono
Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.Bono
Music can change the world because it can change people.Bono
Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.Bono
Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.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
Rock music is niche.Bono
Selling out is doing something you don't really want to do for money. That's what selling out is.Bono
So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.Bono
Sub-Saharan Africa is also home to 400 million of the world's poorest people.Bono
The great moments of rock 'n' roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.Bono
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.Bono
U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.Bono
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.Bono
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.Bono
You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.Bono
You've got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS.Bono
Bono is a famous Irish singer-songwriter, who was born on May 10, 1960. As a person born on this date, Bono is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (May 10) and the 19th most popular for the year (1960).
People born on May 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Bono is the 291st most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Bono's birthday, Bono is the 21st most famous Irish and ranks 1st in famous people born in County Dublin, Ireland.
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