10 February 2016 - GREAT BOB GELDOF QUOTES


G'day folks,

Like him or hate him, Bob has a great way of making things blunt and simple.

1. “To get rich, to get famous and to get laid” – Geldof’s reasons for joining a rock band 

2. “No, Prime Minister, nothing is as simple as dying” – arguing with Margaret Thatcher 

3. “People are dying NOW. Give us the money NOW.” – on live TV at Live Aid (and not, as attributed, “give us your ****in money!”) 

4. “The lingua franca of the planet is not English, it's pop music” 

5. “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.” 

 6. “I actually didn't want him on the stage, 'cause his haircut at the time was so appalling.” – on Bono at Live Aid 

7. “Not the Dark Continent. This is the Luminous Continent.” – on Africa 

8. “Mankind at its most desperate is often at its best” 

9. “My medals! I'm a Chevalier, a knight, a sheikh and a Prince Tuareg in Western Sudan. I look like Idi Amin when I've got them all on” 

10. “They thought they were Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. In fact, they were more like Tom and Jerry” - on Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence


Clancy's comment: This is a very interesting man. If you have the chance, read his book which is called, "Is That It?"

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