"A 14-year old Czech girl sitting by the radio and listening to a show broadcast by the BBC to her country which re-gained freedom only six weeks earlier. She doesn't know the band but loves the music! That girl is me and I still have the bootleg I made that night."
"If you looked into the face of a mother whose daughter or son has died in their arms for no good reason, they don't know of care who's President of America. It's something that once you're a witness to, you can't get it out of your head."
- Bono, 2009
Bono stated that he wrote the song 'Kite' about and to his children; yet, after he completed it, he realized that it was a song of his dying father, whom he had a difficult relationship with, but in the end found his peace.