Adam Clayton Quotes.
I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll is necessarily a young man’s game.
The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.
I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive – or both.
I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don’t take it for granted.
From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
It’s very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what’s important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
For us there’s U2 music, and then there’s everything else.
There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what’s new.
The art market was very different before the mid-1980s: then, art was all about passion, whereas now it’s become a commodity.
I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man’s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
I’ve never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I’ve had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It’s just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn’t.
Men should not be forced to wear pants when it’s not cold.
You can’t make assumptions when you’re dealing with health issues.
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
I think rock ‘n’ roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.