"A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares."
Pop stars believe they invented fame. Silly children, they just invented unmerited fame.
I love that Mr. Stravinsky looks down on idiot members of royal families, those who have done nothing to warrant attention or notice. He said he would have been happier in Bach's time, composing anonymously and for god. What an interesting fellow.