"Recording Moment of Surrender was the most magical experience I've ever had in a studio. The piece came together very quickly, and it was only played once. It was never played again."
- Brian Eno
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.