Jeanette Winterson is an English writer. Her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against convention. Other novels explore gender polarities and sexual identity and later ones the relations between humans and technology. She broadcasts and teaches creative writing. She has won a Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, a BAFTA Award for Best Drama, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the St. Louis Literary Award, and the Lambda Literary Award twice. She holds an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Jeanette Winterson Quotes
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
I don't read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the book won't change. It is written.
I believe in communication books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places.
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.
Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.
The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home.
I was happy but happy is an adult world. You don't have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher.
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