Quotation by Christina Stead

Every work of art should give utterance, or indicate, the awful blind strength and the cruelty of the creative impulse, that is why they must all have what are called errors, both of taste and style.
Christina Stead (1902–1983), Australian novelist. A Web of Friendship: Selected Letters (1928-1973), letter, April 6, 1942, to father's wife, Thistle Harris, ed. R.G. Geering, Angus and Robertson (1992).

Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
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