"I put the now-legendary notice up. I think the wording was something like 'Drummer seeks musicians to form band'. I just thought of it as a group of people coming together to have a bit of fun, it was never anything else."
- Larry Mullen jr.
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.