"I used to write every single essay about going to the beach. If they asked me about the moon, I'd write 'I went to the moon and discovered a beach!' That's the truth!'"
- Bono in an interview, 1980
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.