To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction, you need an invented language.
Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson Quotes
Quest is at the heart of what I do-the holy grail, and the terror that...
I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame.
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who...
I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well-being.
The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come...
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens...
It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband.
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one...
My friends and the people who are close to me know what I am. And...
Many people feel their outer self isn't the whole self.
I'm not a quitter.
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you.
I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen.
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear...
London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live....
I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful...
I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older.