Jeanette Winterson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jeanette Winterson quotes, Jeanette Winterson sayings, and Jeanette Winterson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Cheating is easy. There's no swank to infidelity. To borrow against the trust someone has placed in you costs nothing at first. You get away with it, you take a little more and a little more until there is no more to draw on. Oddly, your hands should be full with all that taking but when you open them there's nothing there. Jeanette Winterson
No second chances at a single moment. Jeanette Winterson
I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject. Jeanette Winterson
What you risk reveals what you value. Jeanette Winterson
Age is information failure. The body loses fluency. Jeanette Winterson
I would rather have regrets of excess than regrets of denial. Jeanette Winterson
Birth is a shipwreck, the mewling infant shored on unknown land. Jeanette Winterson
Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully. Jeanette Winterson
If art, all art, is concerned with truth, then a society in denial will not find much use for it. Jeanette Winterson
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write. Jeanette Winterson
When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun. Jeanette Winterson
Language always betrays us, tells the truth when we want to lie, and dissolves into formlessness when we would most like to be precise. Jeanette Winterson
Nothing has an unlikely quality. It is heavy. 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
What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well being. Jeanette Winterson
The rebellion of art is a daily rebellion against the state of living death routinely called real life. Jeanette Winterson
The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home. Jeanette Winterson
Curiosity is a feeling which causes us not to be content with the beauty and fragrance of the flower, but which prompts us to look under the rose. Jeanette Winterson
In the heat of her hands I thought, This is the campfire that mocks the sun. Jeanette Winterson
In therapy, the therapist acts as a container for what we daren't let out, because it is so scary, or what lets itself out every so often, and lays waste to our lives. Jeanette Winterson
A bridge is a meeting place. a possibility, a metaphor Jeanette Winterson
To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. Jeanette Winterson
Walls protect and walls limit. It is in the nature of walls that they should fall. That walls should fall is the consequence of blowing your own trumpet. Jeanette Winterson
Moss that is concentrating on being green. Jeanette Winterson
The impulse to worship is impossible to eradicate. Even the most prosaic have to worship something. Jeanette Winterson
Naked is the best disguise. Jeanette Winterson
Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise. Jeanette Winterson
It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband. Jeanette Winterson
London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other. Jeanette Winterson
Slightest accidents open up new worlds. Jeanette Winterson