"Pop could have been a masterpiece. The songs are extraordinary. We just wore ourselves out and didn't quite finish them."
- Bono, 2001
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.