The ones whose light will remain with me long after they have burnt out are the ones that had grace.

Because it’s rare that the gift comes with grace.

Some of the biggest assholes I’ve ever met are the most gifted.

Because it’s „pretty girl“ syndrome.

Being gifted is like being born beautiful.

You don’t have to work a day in a year in your life for it.

You were born with it. In one sense, it’s like blue blood, money, gift, or beauty.

They are the things that should make you the most humble, because they are not the things you have earned.

They are the things you were given.

Yet, it is my experience that they male people the most spoiled.

And the people who work the hardest, and who have overcome the most obstacles on their life, who have reason to beat their breasts are the most humble, sometimes.

I can’t get over that. it’s bewildering to me.

To make it through success and still have manners, to still have curiosity, intellectual curiosity, to still have some grace, to keep your dignity, that is really… rare.

Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960) is an Irish singer-songwriter, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.

He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.

Bono is well known for his activism for social justice causes, both through U2 and as an individual.

He is particularly active in campaigning for Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign, and Product Red.

In pursuit of these causes, he has participated in benefit concerts and met with influential politicians.

Bono has been praised for his philanthropic efforts; he was granted an honorary knighthood by Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for „his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work“, and has been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).

In 2005, Bono was named one of the Time Persons of the Year.