“Talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense; there is to such thing. It is mere a matter of craftsmanship.”
— William Morris
I don't understand the quote, particularly the part I highlighted. I am confused about the preposition to as well as the expression to such thing.
I assumed that to such thing could mean to the extent of/that,
Talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense to the extent that we shouldn't even talk about it.
It's absolute nonsense, let's not talk about it.
but sheer has already covered that meaning, so we don't need "to the extent" part:
Talk of inspiration is sheer (=complete) nonsense
to the extent that ....
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.