"At first sight it's beautiful, innocent, even a naive city. There's shop window prostitution and it's the European centre for the drugs market. It's like one of the songs on Boy called An Cat Dubh which describes the cat as a symbol of temptation. At first beautiful, the shape, you know, seductive. In the daylight it destroys a birdnest. Amsterdam is like that."
- Bono on Amsterdam, 1982
did you know
The line “In dreams begin responsibilities” from Acrobat is a reference to a 1938 Delmore Schwartz book of the same name.