"We went everywhere together. I thought it was pretty pointless being the manager of U2 if you didn't get to see their shows. I didn't regard it as a burden so much as a privilege."
- Paul McGuinness
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.