The work that lasts over time is the work which still speaks to us when all contemporary interest in that work is extinct.
Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson Quotes
Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie.
If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing...
We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then.
I don't read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the...
I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life...
Naked is the best disguise.
I never cared about money.
I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older.
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the...
Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself.
I'm not a quitter.
Very few people ever manage what nature manages without effort and mostly without fail. We...
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who...
When it is time to get to work, I go away completely and don't do...
The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come...
In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.
I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the...
If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us.
I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame.