„And at the same time it is a forced importance — you know, football stars and theatre stars — It is man-made so the press can feed off it.“

—  Kate Bush

Profiles in Rock interview (December 1980)
Contexto: Artists shouldn't be made famous. You know… they're just … as important as… um doctors, and priests … or maybe not as important sometimes, and yet they have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance — you know, football stars and theatre stars — It is man-made so the press can feed off it.

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Kate Bush
cantautora britânica 1958

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