Jeanette Winterson Quotes

66 Jeanette Winterson quotes:

"I don't believe in happy endings."
"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'm not a quitter."
"If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us."
"If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you."
"London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other."
"My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere."
"There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that."
"When it is time to get to work, I go away completely and don't do anything except the work. And that can be 16 hours a day."
"Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me."
"Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully."
"This hole in my heart is in the shape of you. No one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?"
Author: Winterson Quotes Category: Heart 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?"
"I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium."
"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."
"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 think we still believe that ambition is for boys."
"In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey."

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