Quote by Cecil Beaton
Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
This quote criticizes the American perspective of relying on material possessions and financial security as a means to control and alleviate their fears. It suggests that Americans tend to prioritize materialistic solutions, such as having insurance to replace their fear of death with the reassurance of monetary compensation, rather than confronting and accepting the existential aspects of life.
I did Albert Hall, I got to play the Hall of Fame with Prince. So I've done that kind of stuff for ages. It wasn't until after we finished working on Brainwash, my dad's album after he died, then it was like 'That phase is over in my life now, now we can get on with our music, with our band.'