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Old 07-10-2002, 07:28 PM   #1
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Oh, those things they say

Let this be a thread of quotes by the boys (humorous ones especially!) and quotes about the boys!

"You half expect the lame to throw their crutches in the air and lepers to jig about shouting "Hallelujah!"

-Q magazine about the Madison Square Garden's Elevation show


"Who's playing? U2? I hate that guy"

-pedestrian passing the Astoria, 07-02-2001


“Achtung” being German for “Fooled you! The cover’s not in black and white this time!”


"In the shower, which is a natural echo chamber, I sing like I never have sung on a record. But the way I always try to sing on records. Completely bollocks naked!"

-Bono, YahooChat, 12 March 2000


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I'm submitting the quote from my signature, BECAUSE I LOVE IT!
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O_o Foadie I just was typing out some funny stuff for my friend!!! The ones u posted were funny I hadn't seen them all before!!

I'll share mine from the Concert Documentary book.....

"Adam even sent fake fan messages to the classified sections of big-selling British music papers like New Musical Express just to get their name out"

"I don't remember whether they did three or four encores. I just remember getting the distinct impression that if they hadn't called it off, the audience would have probably gotten them to do the whole set over again." Local newspaper, CA March 1981


Feb 1983 Dundee
"Bono introduces (Party Girl) as being the first and probably the last time U2 will play it."

March 10, 1983 Birmingham
"After Party Girl he announces that 'War' album has just entered the UK charts at No.1 and watns to celebrate with champagne. He has problems opening the bottle and asks for the "strongest man in the building". U2's tour manager Dennnis Sheehan comes on stage but can't open teh bottle either. A drum roll from Larry builds up excitement while someone from athe audience comes on stage for anotehr unsuccessful attempt to uncork the thing. "Fuck the champagne," Edge probably thought as he goes straight into 11 O'Clock."

April 30, 1983 Providence
"Introduced as 'a song we do on special occasions', Pary Girl makes its debut in the USA"

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June 8, 1983 MO
"The show starts far too late and Bono apologizes, explaining that his laundry was temporarily lost at the hotel and the band decided to wait for its return instead of haivng him perform naked."

March 1985 Denver
"I hope you people at the back don't feel left out, because you're just as close to the music. It's not about being close to the musicians, the music's much more important, I think. Anyway, The Edge has got smelly feet, you know."
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here are some of my faves

It costs a fortune to look this trashy - Bono

I look cool... I don’t know about the other three... I look cool, I am cool - Larry, 1997

Everyone argues, then we do what I say. - Bono, 1987

I don't mean to be arrogant, but ...I do feel that we are meant to be one of the great groups. - Bono, Rolling Stone, 1981

"We've made a career out of our personality crises, well, certainly I have." -Bono

"I think women are the stronger sex. I don't think it's necessarily putting women on a pedestal, but I think it's acknowledging that women are stronger and you need their support and companionship to help you realise your potential as a man. That's an unusual theme in rock & roll. Rock & Roll is usually...(very macho) yeah" --Adam

'Sometimes I wish I was as gifted as Edge on his guitar or Bono on his lyrics or Adam is on other things.' ~ Larry

"I simulate love-making by beating a piece of wood with a metal wire on which it vibrates" -Adam Clayton, on what he does for a living.

"Revolution starts at home, in your heart, in your refusal to compromise your beliefs and your values." -- Bono

A word I've always liked more than happiness is joy. Happiness is a mood that comes and goes, whereas joy is just there. -Bono

"I'd like to give a message to the youth of America: We shall continue to abuse our position and fuck up the mainstream" -Bono

"He is a big mouth, and I find him a bit of a pain in the arse at times. But I can't help it, I am him!" -- Bono, 1993, describing himself

"You can see the halo over his head," Jesse Helms, on Bono
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Quote:
Originally posted by oliveu2cm
June 8, 1983 MO
"The show starts far too late and Bono apologizes, explaining that his laundry was temporarily lost at the hotel and the band decided to wait for its return instead of haivng him perform naked."
for shame. for shame.
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Guys, those are great!

I read this one today and I couldn't stop laughing (kind of long, but bear with me):

(Edge was trying to explain the reason for the original sound of U2 and Bono was trying to help him )

Edge: "I'll tell you exactly what it's like - you're in a French exam and you're trying to do an essay, right? You want to say, ehm, 'I was a bit disturbed so I went down to the zoological gardens to eat my lunch'. Oh... I can't say that, nevermind! What you should do is think about what you can say, what words you have, and use them, like 'I sat on the chair'."

Bono: "I used to write every single essay about going to the beach. If they asked me about the moon, I'd write "I went to the moon and discovered a beach!' That's the truth!"

Larry: (laughing) "What's that got to do with anything?"

1980 Interview from the book The U2 File - A Hotpress U2 History

Ahh, Bono, what a crazy, lovely boy he was, and is!
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Here's one my each band member:

Interviewer: "Do you consider yourself a good dancer, Bono?"
Bono: "I dance much better horizontaly than vertically."

BP: IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE? Larry: Aaah! A fly. Because Bono wrote about a fly and what's good enough for Bono is good enough for me.

EDGE: "I just want to be respected for who I am."
OBNOXIOUS WOMAN: "And who are you, Dave Evans?"
EDGE: "A Big Rich Famous Rock Star!"

BP: IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE? Adam: "A giraffe. Why? 'Cos then you'd meet other giraffes."

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THESE ARE GREAT!!!!! BWAHAHAHHAHAHA!
I love it when the talk nonsense!!!

OK, one more:
(sorry, sorry, it's not a real quote, but it's funny as hell)


"If I didn't have my spoons, I'd go insane."
-Adam from The Simpsons

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I found some good Adam quotes:


"I don't know what will happen to Hanson when their voices break."

"Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold."

"I certainly like looking at the Spice Girls."

"I would say POP is based on my musical style."

"And if it doesn't work, we'll just blame Eno."
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I love all of the quotes!
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VelvetDress had sent me this one a while ago.. hope she doesn't mind me sharing!

She caught this on a Tech TV show where the technology people for their shows were disucssing the different dimensions of the show.

"Dallas is showing off all the different amps, some old and some new, and then comes up to one with a huge hole in it. "This is an '82. (chuckles) This used to belong to Bono, (looking a little nervous here), and when Bono's not real happy with his sound, sometimes (cringes), well - I mean, he's a different man now, it's another tour - sometimes he used to take it out on the amp. And Edge doesn't like to update things cosmetically, he likes to keep 'em old."

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"Dallas is showing off all the different amps, some old and some new, and then comes up to one with a huge hole in it. "This is an '82. (chuckles) This used to belong to Bono, (looking a little nervous here), and when Bono's not real happy with his sound, sometimes (cringes), well - I mean, he's a different man now, it's another tour - sometimes he used to take it out on the amp. And Edge doesn't like to update things cosmetically, he likes to keep 'em old."

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is fookin hilarious

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LMAO! I am loving these!! Here's some more:

"Better to be drunk on the spirit; however, a bottle of Jack Daniel's is sometimes handier."-Bono

"The right to be stupid and irresponsible is something I hold very very dear.
And luckily it's something I do well." -Bono

Fan: How are Bono's driving skills?
The Oracle: 'Through the walls we hear the city groan...
www.U2.com

"I think the thing I like least about myself is that I'm reasonable. And being reasonable is a very un-pop-star trait. So I'm taking bastard lessons." -- Bono, 1987
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On another note, I was listening to Buffalo 5/31 Elevation show and before Mysterious ways bono yells out

"Free your ass!!..and the rest will follow"



oh yeah and I know someone here loves this quote (is it Giant Lemon?)

Propaganda: What was the last question a fan asked you?
Bono: Have you seen Bono?

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I love the one about French exams

Here are some more...

"Anyway the evening ended quite abruptly when Larry Mullen's Dad arrived to take an indignant Larry home. Larry was only 15 at the time and his Dad felt that school next morning was far more important than this recording session."
- Jackie Hayden, a judge at the Limerick talent contest which U2
won in 1978, recalls the band's first studio experience.

"I buy socks." -Adam, when asked what he does with the money he would have spent on drink.

"He's not great at the old driving." -Larry, on Bono

"So basically your criticism is : too much bass, too many words, not enough drums."- Edge, to Larry

"This has to be the last song tonight people. Larry told me if we play any more songs after this one he is going to beat up Adam".
Bono-Joshua Tree Tour

"I got a job as a petrol-pump attendant so that I could write when the cars weren't coming in. But then we had the oil crisis, and we had those queues for miles, and the cars just kept coming, so I quit." -- Bono, discussing his early teen years

"Larry says that he doesn't want to leave the stage just to come back two minutes later, he’s a drummer and they are practical, he says it's more efficient to just stay onstage. Edge doesn't care what we do and Adam hasn't even noticed that we’ve left the stage and me, I'm the singer and I do whatever you want me to, I just want you to love me." – Bono, Copenhagen, 2001

"Grace is the idea I get most excited about, more so than karma. If I have to live by karma then I'm coming back as a frog." – Bono

"If you are really good friends with The Edge, you can just call him The"- Adam

"The right side of my brain is kinda redundant"- Larry

"They [U2's parents] weren't always supportive. Like Edges mother, Mrs. Edge we call her, had a little Volkswagen and she was a really cool lady and she would like put all the gear and all the band in the Volkswagen she'd like pick us up at 4am in the morning to take us home and she was out there so that worked. But my old man, when I came home at night, would be waiting at the top of the stairs with a machine gun, several knives, you know it was just target practice." – Bono

"Hello? Is this Speedy Pizza? I'd like to order 10,000 pizzas for Detroit. We're at the Palace. D'a know the Palace? Yeah, I AM serious. I'm very serious. You can't make 10,000? Just make as many as you can. OK. What? My name is Bono." - Zoo TV tour, March 27 1992

"When those people get up at the Grammys and say, 'I thank God,' I always imagine God going, 'Oh, don't- please don't thank me for that one. Please, oh that's an awful one!
Don't thank me for that!'" -Bono at the Grammys 2001

Q: Why did you title the album Pop ?
Larry: "It looks great on T-shirts."

Adam: You know, there probably isn’t a better gig out there, so what else would I do? I'm not sure that I'm that into trout.
Interviewer: Golf?
Adam: No! Terrible clothes!

"At school he stuck out like a sore thumb. He used to drink coffee in class and the teachers got used to it. He wore a kilt. He also took off his clothes at one rehearsal when he got very excited." - Bono, describing Adam

"Actually '78 was a really exciting time for U2. We had just discovered F sharp minor. So we had the fourth chord and we'd only had three up to then." - Bono

"We're just outsiders being dragged through the bushes, but we don't wanna be outsiders... I can't quite figure why people won't join in our success like they do with other bands, whether it's Oasis or Radiohead or whoever. People want them to win. With us, we have to win by six or seven goals, in an away match, in Brazil, at midday, with hangovers." – Bono

"You can go far with country and western, not that rock and roll shit." - Alton Dalton, 1987

"Do you think I'm glamorous? You know beneath all the powder and lip gloss, I'm a tired old pop star, and I'm finding it very difficult at the moment to meet people. Especially young ladies, they're all frightened of me. But is it me that you love or is it my horns?
I was hoping it would rain... What do you think the chances of rain are this evening? Would that spoil my chance with the young ladies? If my make up was smudged...." – MacPhisto, Adelaide


OK, I think I've just about exhausted my supply of humorous U2 quotes
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OK I lied - I just found some more

BP: Did you ever think you were going to die?
LARRY: Yes, only on the back of Bono's motorbike!
EDGE: Only on the back of Bono's motorbike.
ADAM: Only in the back of Bono's car.
BONO: Die, no. Squashed, yes.

BP: Do you ever have nightmares?
LARRY: Yes.
BP: About what?
LARRY: You.

"Hellllooooo, we're on holidaaaay.
Daddy, if that's you, we're not coming home
until you take the horns off! Byeeeeee!"
-Jordan, Bono's four-year old, on Bono's home answering machine (called during concert 8/27/93)
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Truly, I loved all those quotes, especially this one:

"Larry says that he doesn't want to leave the stage just to come back two minutes later, he’s a drummer and they are practical, he says it's more efficient to just stay onstage. Edge doesn't care what we do and Adam hasn't even noticed that we’ve left the stage and me, I'm the singer and I do whatever you want me to, I just want you to love me." – Bono, Copenhagen, 2001


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"I'm here to kiss Homer Simpson's bottom." - Bono, regarding being on The Simpsons.
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"This has to be the last song tonight people. Larry told me if we play any more songs after this one he is going to beat up Adam".

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