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Jeanette Winterson Quotes

66 Jeanette Winterson quotes:

"You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?"
"They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?"
"However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience."
Author: Winterson Quotes Category: British Novelist Quotes Focus Quotes
"I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium."
"Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world."
"Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement."
"Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence."
"Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't."
"I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people."
"I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen."
"I don't believe in happy endings."
"I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility."
"I had relationships with men as well as women. I wasn't choosing; I didn't think I had to."
"I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks."
"I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful situations, when life stops being cozy."
"I never wanted children. If I'd been deeply in love with a man and he'd wanted children, it would have been difficult."
"I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle."
"I think we still believe that ambition is for boys."
"I'm not a quitter."
"If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us."

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