Jeanette Winterson Quotes

66 Jeanette Winterson quotes:

"To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it."
"You play. You win. You play. You lose. You play."
"Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens."
"I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness."
"I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame."
"I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life helped."
"I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you."
"It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband."
"Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places."
"The work that lasts over time is the work which still speaks to us when all contemporary interest in that work is extinct."
"What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well-being."
"Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know."
"With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy."
"Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create."
"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."
"It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?"
Author: Winterson Quotes Category: Heroes And Heroism Quotes Hero Quotes
"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?"
"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."
"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."

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