Very few people ever manage what nature manages without effort and mostly without fail. We don't know who we are or how to function, much less how to bloom. Blind nature. Homo Sapiens. Who's kidding whom?
Quote by Jeanette Winterson
I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life...
I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
I'm not a quitter.
Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie.
I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks.
Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't.
I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering...
I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness.
My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do...
I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has...
I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame.
London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live....
When it is time to get to work, I go away completely and don't do...
We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then.
There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that.
Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love,...
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens...
I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I...
My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected.