"I thank God on a daily basis for my life in U2 because not only did this job put my talents to use, it put my insecurities and weaknesses to use. That's the miracle for me. So the emptiness that you're feeling through absence or the desire for meaning and purpose in your life, all that ache, it suits a performer, because you're trying to fill the God-shaped hole with the crowd, your audience."
did you know
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.