"We break up all the time. Usually after the good albums. It's really trying for the male echo to suffer the introspection that right and great songs takes. And the extraspection of your mates criticising what you do. We have broken up many times. We all have gone through moments when somebody stepped on our toe, and I have been in a huff and a puff. But in U2, presently, we are okay with that. But I don't know for how long."
- Bono on U2's longevity, 2022
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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.