"We've started to make records now for ourselves and for our audience who do listen very carefully to all our records and who do spot the subtleties. We're the Grateful Dead of the nineties."
- Bono at the beginning of the nineties
The cover art for No Line on the Horizon is a photograph of Lake Constance, taken by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto; titled Boden Sea, it is one of 200 pictures in his Seascapes collection. The image was the inspiration for Bono's lyrics on the track "No Line on the Horizon".