Quotation by Rebecca West

... each of them is inhabited by a bland demon, as the German metaphysicians used to call that which gets into a man and makes him creative, not so forcibly that it turns them away from criticism, but valid enough to give them the right to speak with the authority of artists.
Rebecca West (1892–1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 5 (1928).

On the Sitwell siblings—Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell—British poets and critics of aristocratic background and modest, congenial literary talent.
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