"Edge has attempted to take me out on a couple of occasions. But they're generally very peaceable non-violent people."
- Bono on who would win a fight within U2, 2001
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.