Jeanette Winterson Quotes


66 Jeanette Winterson quotes:



"There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other's names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call hyou home? Only the one who knows your name."
"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed."
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"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."
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"I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break."
"You play. You win. You play. You lose. You play."
"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."
"Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens."
"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."
"Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie."
"Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening."
"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 read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the book won't change. It is written."
"I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility."



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