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.
It went beyond idealism and that ridiculous term activism, which basically means talking about something but doing nothing. We made giving exciting.
I'm sure I'm very difficult to live with because of my make-up and personality.
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.
That we can tilt the world a little bit in favor of the poor.
Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
On late ex-wife Paula Yates and her lover Michael Hutchence: They thought they were Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. In fact they were more like Tom and Jerry.
The Long Walk to Justice.
Don't let them tell us it doesn't work
to do something unparalleled in the world, and especially at the beginning of the 21st Century, and that is to tilt the world a little bit on its axis in favor of the poor, and that's not a difficult thing to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do, and Africa is something I have to do. That's the way it breaks down in my life.