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Bob Geldof Quotes and Sayings

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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

Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite
glad to be reading in bed by midnight.
- Bob Geldof

Playing live if the thing I love doing best.
- Bob Geldof

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof

 

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

Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family.
It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because
I didn't know family life.
- Bob Geldof

Music can't change the world.
- Bob Geldof

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Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
- Bob Geldof

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

90% of the divorces are initiated by women.
That is really odd.
Why? What's going on? What's the great discontent at the heart of it?
- Bob Geldof

Music is what I must do, business is what I need to
do and politics is what I have to do.
- Bob Geldof

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

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

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

But I think Prozac is a lethal drug,
I've several friends just haven't made it by taking Prozac.
- Bob Geldof

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

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

Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me.
- Bob Geldof

I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time
when music and politics were completely intertwined.
- Bob Geldof

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.
- Bob Geldof

There is not a single extant study that supports all
the arguments against men being with their children.
It's absolute bollocks.
- Bob Geldof

I'm sure I'm very difficult to live with because of
my make-up and personality.
- Bob Geldof

Mankind at its most desperate is often at its best.
- Bob Geldof

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

Well, a sort of epiphany: I was in a great band.
And it's very cool to be at 53 and realise that when
you were a kid you were in a great band.
- Bob Geldof

The girls are a complete joy and I love their passion.
They argue with me like mad and I love that too.
- Bob Geldof

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Some children may need a behavioral approach,
whereas other children may need a sensory approach.
- Temple Grandin

It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world,
whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always,
she had to admit, interesting.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that
life works is totally fluid,
so you can never actually achieve that goal.
- Damien Hirst

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference
is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right,
whereas a man, when he is in the right,
will keep on talking.
- Malcolm De Chazal

One problem with ideas, however valid,
is that they are static and impersonal,
whereas a person is active and dynamic.
- William Hull

When people see an actor speak, they think they know him or her,
whereas I'm just a face or a body to them.
- Kate Moss

Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved.
But, both of them executed great strategy and both
of them demanded a lot of their players.
- Franco Harris

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
- Thomas Aquinas

Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers,
their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't
be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character.
- Luc Ferrari

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas
5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Cracked was a very short warrior, whereas Marley was a pacifist warrior.
- Yannick Noah

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy,
except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
- Margaret Sackville

Trent likes to record guitars direct,
whereas I've always preferred playing through an amplifier.
- Daisy Berkowitz

People in London think of London as the center of the world,
whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.
- Toby Young

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us.
Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep,
whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.
- Holly Near

Wilson thought in terms of the whole world;
Harding was for America first.
And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly,
Harding wanted to give it a rest.
- Frederick Lewis Allen

Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show,
whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that
is entirely conceived written and performed by a set
group that existed before the TV show.
- David Wain

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins
with an immediate utilisation of things,
whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely
practical and utilitarian contact.
- Jean Piaget

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely,
and without passport; whereas Virtue,
if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
- Herman Melville

We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next,
whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long
passages of undramatic summary.
- Ken Follett

So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage,
whereas the love songs tend to be like novels,
you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
- Billy Bragg

We say that someone occupies an official position,
whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature;
whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed
to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves,
whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
- Saint Augustine

Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
- Henry Miller

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world;
whereas nothing rises quicker than dust,
straw, and feathers.
- Lord Byron

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant

Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom,
there's no filtering.
What you see is what's there.
- Lance Ito

In daytime, they're doing 50-60 pages a day,
whereas nighttime, you do seven or eight.
- Corbin Bernsen


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