"I know what will happen. First three months will be completely mad, there'll be good and bad gigs, the music will have to be fixed. All the usual things. The first three months will be spent just getting it all right."
- Larry Mullen prior to the start of the Popmart Tour
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.