Jeanette Winterson

A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on play, win, lose, love, risk, and value

You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. It’s the playing that’s irresistible. Dicing from one year to the next with the things you love, what you risk reveals what you value.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on kiss, passion, lips, and pleasure

To kiss well one must kiss solely. No groping hands or stammering hearts. The lips and the lips alone are the pleasure. Passion is sweeter split strand by strand. Divided and re-divided like mercury then gathered up only at the last moment.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion, Pages: 59

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on future, past, self, love, and inlove

I say I’m in love with her. What does that mean?
It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion, Pages: 122

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on happy, happiness, adult, child, and passion

I was happy but happy is an adult word. 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.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on stories, storytelling, women, princesses, witches, stepmothers, mermaids, fairy godmothers, wickedness, and beauty

Tell me the story...
It was a woman.
You always say that.
There's always a woman somewhere, child; a princess, a witch, a stepmother, a mermaid, a fairy godmother, or one as wicked as she is beautiful, or as beautiful as she is good.
Is that the complete list?
Then there is the woman you love.
Who's she?
That's another story.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: Lighthousekeeping, Pages: 73

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson

When we let ourselves respond to poetry, to music, to pictures, we are clearing a space where new stories can root, in effect we are clearing a space for new stories about ourselves.

Jeanette Winterson

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson

I am telling you stories. Trust me...

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson

Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson

What you risk reveals what you value.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on heart, indifference, losing, mind, pain, people, survival, thinking, time, and wives

There are threads that help you find your way back, and there are threads that intend to bring you back. Mind turns to pull, it's hard to pull away. I'm always thinking of going back. When Lot's wife looked over her shoulder, she turned into a pillar of salt. Pillars hold things up, and salt keeps things clean, but it's a poor exchange for losing your self. People do go back, but they don't survive, because two realities are claiming them at the same time. Such things are too much. You can salt your heart, or kill your heart, or you can choose between the two realities. There is much pain here. Some people think you can have your cake and eat it. The cake goes mouldy and they choke on what's left. Going back after a long time will make you mad, because the people you left behind do not like to think of you changed, will treat you as they always did, accuse you of being indifferent, when you are only different.

Jeanette Winterson

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