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    Find inner peace? I looked; it wasn't there.
    — Bob Geldof
    You'll think I'm off my trolley when I say this, but the Bush administration is the most radical - in a positive sense - in its approach to Africa since Kennedy.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: africa  positive  radical 
     
    I'm sure I'm very difficult to live with because of my make-up and personality.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: live  personality 
     
    Blair has called Africa 'a scar on our conscience'. It is more. It is the gaping wound of the world's soul.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: world  soul  conscience  africa 
     
    I don't think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that's what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  world  poor 
     
    But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc.
    — Bob Geldof
    Tell me why...... I don't like Mondays...
    — Bob Geldof
    Most people get into bands for three very simple rock and roll reasons: to get laid, to get fame, and to get rich.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  fame 
     
    Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so.
    — Bob Geldof
    Everything that's rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  world 
     
    Playing live if the thing I love doing best
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: live 
     
    Feed the world. Let them know it's Christmas time again.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: time  world  christmas 
     
    Rock & roll is instant coffee.
    — Bob Geldof
    It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  die  politics 
     
    Human progress depends on unreasonable people. Reasonable people accept the world as they meet it; unreasonable people persist in trying to change it. Well, I'm Bob and I'm an unreasonable person. And if TED is anything, it is the olympics of unreasonable people.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  world  human  progress 
     
    And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: children  child 
     
    Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition, it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite, and it's something you ride if you possibly can.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: joy  human 
     
    Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: american  black 
     
    It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on
    — Bob Geldof
    We're looking at the singular condition of poverty. All the other individual problems spring from that condition... doesn't matter if it's death, aid, trade, AIDS, famine, instability, governance, corruption or war. All of that is poverty. Our problem is that everybody tries to heal each of the individual aspects of poverty, not poverty itself.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: death  poverty  problem  war 
     
    You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: trust  lies  star  speech  political 
     
    It strikes me as being morally repulsive and intellectually absurd that people die of want in a world of surplus.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: people  world  die  absurd 
     
    Mankind at its most desperate is often at its best
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: mankind 
     
    There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: children  men  child 
     
    When Michael Jackson sings it is with the voice of angels, and when his feet move, you can see God dancing.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: god  angel 
     
    It went beyond idealism and that ridiculous term "activism," which basically means talking about something but doing nothing. . . . We made giving exciting.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: giving 
     
    Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite glad to be reading in bed by midnight
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: reading 
     
    Rock and Roll is instant coffee.
    — Bob Geldof
    It's either vilification or sanctification, and both piss me off.
    — Bob Geldof
    When I hit 11 so did the careers of Dylan and the Stones. A year later it was the Who and the Kinks.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: career  year 
     
    If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: boys 
     
    I do think I feel it but you don't think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don't think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It's been a long fifty years.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: time  age  year 
     
    Because we can't comprehend it, and that's what allows us to do it again. And it is the normal, it's the average person that can do this. Again, in an imaginary other universe, maybe we'd have done it. That's the terrible truth that lies at the heart of each of us; that imponderable, 'were I not Jewish, in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Germany, would I have gone down on the other side?'
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: truth  people  heart  lies  gone  universe 
     
    I'd always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: thoughts  age  fun 
     
    And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: men  women  fight  fighting 
     
    I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: time  music  politics 
     
    Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: music 
     
    Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: nature  men  secret  humour  attention  kids 
     
    So when I got to 50 I just thought, Hold on: I'm thin. I've got my hair. I'm well off. I survived, you know
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do
    — Bob Geldof
    tags: music  politics  business 
     
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