"If you're as mouthy or as lippy as I am it usually reveals deep insecurity. So it's nice when somebody says actually you know that song isn't crap you don't have to sell it so hard. One kept us together and we hold on to that song tightly when we play it."
- Bono on One, 2006
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.