"The last 24 hours were just extraordinairy. It was like Chinese calligraphy, where the monks take ages to mix the ink and then - bam! - it all happens in seconds."
- Bono on the making of the No Line On The Horizon album, 2009
The song 'A Day Without Me' was written in response to the suicide of Ian Curtis of Joy Division and reflects Bono's take on the selfishness of suicide, which is the dominant theme of the song.