Bono, aka Paul David Hewson, who says, "The world is more malleable than you think."
Saturday is when the Wall Street Journal publishes its book review section, and when I flipped through it, I paused to read Tony Fletcher's review of John Jobling's U2: The Definitive Biography. A couple of sentences in the last paragraph surprised me:
But to those who saw in early U2 an apparent disavowal of punk, a quote from Bono about seeing the Clash in Dublin in 1977 reveals he had, in fact, paid close attention. "It was very clear," Bono recounted years later. "The world is more malleable than you think; reality is what you can get away with." U2 got away with what others only dream about: to be the biggest band in the world."
I thought the aphorism had come from RAW. Can anyone tell me where RAW, or Bono, or both, get the phrase?