Language Is A Virus

Jeanette Winterson Quotes

Jeanette Winterson Quotes & Quotations
Jeanette Winterson
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    Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I don't believe in happy endings. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life helped. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I never cared about money. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I think we still believe that ambition is for boys. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself. Jeanette_WintersonJeanette Winterson
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    London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other. Jeanette_Winterson/21.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    Many people feel their outer self isn't the whole self. Jeanette_Winterson/22.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected. Jeanette_Winterson/23.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere. Jeanette_Winterson/24.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    My friends and the people who are close to me know what I am. And that is enough. Jeanette_Winterson/25.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    Naked is the best disguise. Jeanette_Winterson/26.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It's all legend, it is all rumor. Jeanette_Winterson/27.php">Jeanette Winterson
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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. Jeanette_Winterson/28.php">Jeanette Winterson
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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. Jeanette_Winterson/29.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that. Jeanette_Winterson/30.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    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? Jeanette_Winterson/31.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction, you need an invented language. Jeanette_Winterson/32.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it. Jeanette_Winterson/33.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then. Jeanette_Winterson/34.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    What you risk reveals what you value. Jeanette_Winterson/35.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know. Jeanette_Winterson/36.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me. Jeanette_Winterson/37.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy. Jeanette_Winterson/38.php">Jeanette Winterson
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    You play. You win. You play. You lose. You play. Jeanette_Winterson/39.php">Jeanette Winterson