"Being a rock & roll star is like having a sex change! People treat you like a girl! They stare at you, they follow you down the street, they hustle you. And then they try to fuck you over!" (1992)
"If I am close to the music, and you are close to the music, then we are close to each other." - 2001
"I danced or kissed every night a young lady from Zoo TV crowd. They were amazing. I love it so much. Some nights I fell in love. I never really spoke to these people, but that's okay."
Interviewer: "What does your wife call you, does she call you Bono or does she call you Paul?"
Bono: "She calls me 'Baby'"
BP: When did you last cry and why?
Bono: I suppose I do everything in extremes - laugh a lot, cry a lot, fight a lot, make love a lot, eat too much, drink too much, try too much, cry too much. Pass the onion..
Interviewer: "Do you consider yourself a good dancer, Bono?"
Bono: "I dance much better horizontally than vertically."
GQ: When you jump into the crowd, does anyone ever try to grab your cock?
Bono: Sometimes, yeah. Quite often you'll feel a hand getting a hold down there. GQ: What do you think when that happens?
Bono: Oh, mad shit. I try to lift myself out of it like Blake's angel. It's not that I don't want sex to be part of the equation, but I'm trying to elevate it to something higher. Our job - or our mission if we decided to accept it - was to try not to feel as if we were above sex but to make it more than cock-rock. There's an instict for transcendence, but there's also an instinct for baseness. I think the two can happily co-exist. Spirit and cock."
Everyone argues, then we do what I say. - Bono
"Somebody has just walked in and poured me a glass of wine...one of the most beautiful women I've ever met...she happens to be my wife....I'm a lucky man!" -during an online chat on March 12, 2000.
He can just be sooo endearing...