Bono’s Words of Wisdom to Fans and Neighbors
World Entertainment News Network 18-APR-98
(APR. 18) WENN/P – BONO’S WORDS OF WISDOM TO
FANS AND NEIGHBOURS By WENN correspondent KATE
BOHDANOWICZ in Dublin, Ireland U2 singer BONO gives
daily advice to his fans and neighbours.
The DISCOTHEQUE rocker has written a poem on sheets of
bronze behind the gate of his mansion in Killiney, Ireland
instructing passers-by ONE CAN LEARN THREE THINGS
FROM A CHILD AND SEVEN FROM A THIEF.
It says, “From a child one can learn always be happy/Never be
idle/And to cry for anything we want.
“From a thief… how to work at night/If one can’t gain it in the
night, try again the next night. Love one’s co-workers just as
thieves love each other/To be willing to risk ones life even for a
“Not to attach too much value to things even though you’ve risked
your life for them/Just as a thief will re-sell a stolen article for a
fraction of its worth.
“Withstand all kinds of beating and torture but remember who
you are/To believe that work is worthwhile and not be willing to
The words are written alongside engravings of hearts, and
flowers have been added by fans’ along with other drawings and
One neighbour says, “Fans come all the time and read the stuff
and write on his gate, I think he wishes they wouldn’t but he’s
prepared for it.” (KXB/WN/KXB)