Facts about Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson is a famous Novelist from United Kingdom, he/she is still alive and was born August 27, 1959.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 48 quotes who is written / told by Jeanette.

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Famous quotes by Jeanette Winterson (48)


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"Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me"
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"I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write"
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"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"
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"One room is always enough for one person. Two rooms is not enough for two people. That is one of the conundrums in life"
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"Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It's all legend, it is all rumor"
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"I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle"
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"I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness"
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"I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium"
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"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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"Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie"
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"Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't"
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"What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well-being"
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"The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home"
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"I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you"
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"What you risk reveals what you value"
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"The work that lasts over time is the work which still speaks to us when all contemporary interest in that work is extinct"
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"I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility"
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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?"
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"Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places"
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"My friends and the people who are close to me know what I am. And that is enough"
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"Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself"
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"I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion"
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"I think we still believe that ambition is for boys"
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"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed"
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"I don't believe in happy endings"
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"I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen"
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"I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people"
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"Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence"
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"Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement"
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"Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully"
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"I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older"
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"I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously"
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"I never cared about money"
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"I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame"
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"I don't read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the book won't change. It is written"
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"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"
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"There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that"
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"Quest is at the heart of what I do-the holy grail, and the terror that you'll never find it, seemed a perfect metaphor for life"
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"I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful situations, when life stops being cozy"
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"I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks"
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"Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens"
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"You play. You win. You play. You lose. You play"
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"Naked is the best disguise"
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"My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere"
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"I never wanted children. If I'd been deeply in love with a man and he'd wanted children, it would have been difficult"
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"I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life helped"
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"I had relationships with men as well as women. I wasn't choosing; I didn't think I had to"
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"Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening"


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