"All of this is really window dressing, people actually come along to see us and to hear the tunes. That's the truth. I think the rest of it is trying to make fun of playing in a very large space."
- Bono on Popmart
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.