Great music is in a sense serene it is certain of the values it asserts.

Rebecca West Music Quote

Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.

Rebecca West Trust Quote

Before a war military science seems a real science like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.

Rebecca West Science Quote

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

Rebecca West Art Quote

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

Rebecca West Best Quote