"A lot of people came with money. Island was the only one that talked in terms of music."
- Bono on signing a record deal with Island Records, 1982
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.