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I refused to attend a Parliamentary Select Committee on the issue because they wouldn't hear Fathers For Justice.

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

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

Bob Geldof

Irish Americans are about as Irish as black Americans are African.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Geldof

My depressions aren't so much... depression's too heavy a word. I get very down and y'know, boredom is the key to it as I've said.

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

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

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

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

Bob Geldof

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.

Bob Geldof

Without question we will be the most influential country in global affairs for a period of six months this year.

Bob Geldof

It went beyond idealism and that ridiculous term activism, which basically means talking about something but doing nothing. We made giving exciting.

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

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

Bob Geldof

Playing live if the thing I love doing best.

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

This is the most important tour in Ireland since the Rats because I've built up a body of songs, since we split, as a solo artist.

Bob Geldof
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