„Where angels fear to tread,
You go rushing in.“

—  Kate Bush

Song lyrics, The Sensual World (1989)
Kontext: Where angels fear to tread,
You go rushing in.
Stay out of this
You must not interfere
Don't you see this is
Between a man and a woman?

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