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Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.

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Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.

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

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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.

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Technology is huge; I wanted to learn about it. People might say that's odd, but I think it's odd if artists aren't interested in the world around them. I'm always chasing that.

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The job of art is to chase ugliness away.

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Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.

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The idea that there is one kind of African is, of course, ridiculous. Sometimes African entrepreneurs want to kill you because you are saying public health is the priority, not roads. Of course they are right to press for that issue, but so are we right,

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Mandela's heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.

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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.

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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 co

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Facebook are an amazing team, a brilliant team. It's a technology that brings people together.

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Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.

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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.

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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 lapto

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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

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