"It's an album that's been taken to heart by a very particular audience and it hasn't popped the pop consciousness so in that sense it didn't achieve what we wanted. Yet it's a great piece of work."
- Bono two years after the No Line On The Horizon release
The song 'Scarlet' was inspired by a thought in Bono's mind: "does God need salesmen?". The band was also in a minimalist mood that day.