"You preach what you need to hear. You sing your life, and you want it to count, I suppose. I'm hoping people are tired of singers whose mouths are filled with words that were written for them and they don't believe. Their arms and legs move in directions that other people choreograph."
- Bono, 2000, Rolling Stone
The guy mentioned in the song Bullet The Blue Sky with "his face red like a rose on a thorn bush" is Ronald Reagan according to an interview with Bono in 2006.