"Unlike what some of the other guys were saying I loved the Elvis movies, I really related to that."
"This album-we had to do it for ourselves, instead of doing another War. You know, October was an album about the band, and people called it self-indulgent the way they call The Unforgettable Fire self-indulgent. I guess they're right...but we still had to do it for us. We grew on this album...a lot" (talking about The Unforgettable Fire in 1984).
"I can't even say the bloody word: Achhhhhhhtung Baby."
"There is a love between the members of this band that is deeper than whatever comes between us. After almost 15 years, which would be time for a divorce in almost any relationship, we looked at each other and said. 'Lay down your arms.'"
"What do you mean 'lose money in some markets'? We generally lose money in all markets." (on Popmart)
"People say, 'Why don't you do interviews? What do you think about this? What do you think about that?' My job in the band is to play drums, to get up on stage and hold the band together. That's what I do. At the end of the day that's all that's important. Everything else is irrelevant" (in the early 1990s, while recording Achtung Baby).
"Well, it could have been an artichoke, but we wanted a more practical fruit." (on the lemon)
"Sometimes lead singers relate only to other lead singers. It's kind of this ego thing. But Michael wasn't like that at all. He was a really sweet guy, a very nice guy to everyone he met. He was the consummate pop star. And he had so much fun with it all. I really miss that about him. I love having people like that around, and there really aren't many like him, people with his kind of spunk." (on the death of Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS)