"You tell me what to play and I'll play it. You want to play it yourself? Go ahead."
- Adam Clayton while holding out his bass to Bono in respons to his criticisms during the Achtung Baby recordings, 1990.
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.