"I think we get bored quickly, and there is a hunger in the band to keep finding new things to turn us on, to inspire us. We're hungry for new ideas, whatever's going on out there. We're aware that rock and roll has always been developing and changing. It's not a static form, it never has been."
- The Edge, 1999
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.