"Some people watch Superman movies on TV and think they can fly. I watch BB King play guitar and I think I can play guitar."
- Bono during the final Lovetown show in Rotterdam, 1990
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.