Starbursts, black holes and AGN have strong observational links, as discussed elsewhere in these proceedings. Perry & Dyson (1985 (PD), see also Perry 1994) studied the role of shocks around supernovae and stellar wind bubbles in the nuclei of active galaxies. Both the ejecta and the ambient ISM are initially shocked to high temperatures. PD found that while the shocked gas is maintained at high pressure by ram pressure, it cools rapidly, to then produce the observed optical and UV emission lines. The mass supply rate from the nuclear starburst, inferred from the strength of the emission lines, tallies well with that required by an accreting black hole to generate the observed luminosity. A symbiosis between a starburst stellar cluster and an accreting black hole naturally generates the observational features associated with QSOs.