"Some people say they would take a bullet for you, but Adam Clayton would take a bullet for me that night. And I guess that's what it is to be in a truly great rock 'n' roll band."
- Bono on the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inauguration, talking about an incident in 1987 where someone threatened to kill Bono. Adam would stand in front of Bono during the moment it would happen.
On the third leg of the Elevation Tour (Philadelphia 11/2/01) Bono said the song 'Please' is about people shrinking God down to their level.