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.

Pursuing happiness, and I did, and I still do, is not at all the same as being happy--which I think is fleeting, dependent on circumstances...If the sun is shining, stand in it---yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass--they have to because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning--- a meaningful life. There's the hap-- the fate, the draw that is yours, and it isn't fixed, but changing the course of the stream, or dealing new cards, whatever metaphor you want to use---that's going to take a lot of energy. There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else's terms. The pursuit isn't all or nothing--- it's all AND nothing. Jeanette Winterson
Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. Jeanette Winterson
Memory loss is one way of coping with damage. Jeanette Winterson
A creative person is someone who imagines what other people cannot. Their value to us lies in expanding our own possibilities. Walls fall. We break out. Jeanette Winterson
The pain is when the dreams change, as they do, as they must. Jeanette Winterson
In the presence of love, hearth and quest become one. Jeanette Winterson
To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don't get over it because "it" is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? Jeanette Winterson
Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour. Jeanette Winterson
When a woman, gives birth her waters break and she pours out the child and the child runs free. Jeanette Winterson
Every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle. Jeanette Winterson
When a woman, gives birth her waters break and she pours out the child and the child runs free. Jeanette Winterson
In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance. Jeanette Winterson
If God is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it. Jeanette Winterson
A creative person is someone who imagines what other people cannot. Their value to us lies in expanding our own possibilities. Walls fall. We break out. Art releases what was lost. Jeanette Winterson
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience. Jeanette Winterson
The truth is that love smashes into your life like an ice floe, and even if your heart is built like the Titanic you go down. Jeanette Winterson
I keep forgetting that if you live in a big city only mad people talk to themselves. Jeanette Winterson