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Bono on Love

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At times I find him pretentious, but I admit I like the man’s conviction and his sense of artistic intelligence. Here is Bono, confounding an interviewer:

Let me try to explain something to you, which I hope will make sense of the whole conversation. …I remember coming back from a very long tour…. On Christmas Eve I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. …It had dawned on me before, but it really sank in: the Christmas story. The idea that God, if there is a force of Love and Logic in the universe, that it would seek to explain itself is amazing enough. That it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child born in straw poverty… a child, I just thought: “Wow!” Just the poetry. Unknowable love, unknowable power, describes itself as the most vulnerable. There it was. I was sitting there, and …tears came down my face, and I saw the genius of this, utter genius of picking a particular point in time and deciding to turn on this. Because that’s exactly what we were talking about earlier: love needs to find form, intimacy needs to be whispered. To me, it makes sense. It’s actually logical. It’s pure logic. Essence has to manifest itself. It’s inevitable. Love has to become an action or something concrete. It would have to happen.

There must be an incarnation. Love must be made flesh.

I love this quote, and I love it even more given the context. I had the same moment only a few years back.


Written by Curt

October 17, 2006 at 6:58 pm

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  1. Bono is great, to all the losers who shit on him you are all just a pack of lazy bludgers who cant get off your back sides to do any good and easily point the finger. Godbless Bono for being a good voice in the world no one is perfect except God.


    July 31, 2010 at 7:30 am

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