"I've never left Ireland, really, you know you come here, come to America, I mean for Irish people America is kind of a promise land. It's the milk and honey ya know and we've always had this feeling for this country and the country I think has a feeling for our band."
- Bono, 2002
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.