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A collection of quotes by Jeanette Winterson on love, loss, relationships, physics, human, books, obsession, life, homosexuality, heart and romance.

19 Notable Quotes By Jeanette Winterson That Throw Light On Gender Polarity

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Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Author, Science fiction writer

Born On: August 27, 1959

Born In: Manchester

Jeanette Winterson is a renowned English writer known for writing in the genres of gender polarities and sexual identity. After completing her graduation from the University of Oxford she debuted as a writer with her novel titled ‘Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit’. This turned out to be a huge success and brought her the ‘Whitbread Prize’ and was even adapted for television to bring the ‘BAFTA Award for Best Drama’. She went on to give many successful novels including ‘The Passion’ and ‘Gut Symmetries’. She further collaborated with ace novelists like Paul Muldoon and Anne Michaels to write and perform for the ‘Sixty Six Books Project’. She even wrote a novel called ‘The Daylight Gate’ where the lead character was inspired by a real-life person. She has been in the limelight for publically accepting herself as a lesbian and for portraying her love story in her novel ‘The Passion’. Following are the notable sayings and quotes by the renowned writer which have been extracted from the vast sea of her works. Read on the compilation of thoughts and quotations by Jeanette Winterson which are sure to change your perspective towards sexual identity, homosexuality, adolescence and teenage.

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.

Jeanette Winterson

As your lover describes you, so you are.

Jeanette Winterson

What you risk reveals what you value.

Jeanette Winterson

I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.

Jeanette Winterson

I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had.

Jeanette Winterson

I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.

Jeanette Winterson

The body shuts down when it has too much to bear; goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive.

Jeanette Winterson

Whoever it is you fall in love with for the first time, not just love but be in love with, is the one who will always make you angry, the one you can't be logical about.

Jeanette Winterson

I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and knows that love is as strong as death, and be on my side forever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me.

Jeanette Winterson

Do you fall in love often?" Yes often. With a view, with a book, with a dog, a cat, with numbers, with friends, with complete strangers, with nothing at all.

Jeanette Winterson

When I look at my life I realise that the mistakes I have made, the things I really regret, were not errors of judgement but failures of feeling.

Jeanette Winterson

It's hard to remember that this day will never come again. That the time is now and the place is here and that there are no second chances at a single moment.

Jeanette Winterson

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.

Jeanette Winterson

Happy Valentines Day to those who have found love, in whatever shape or form, and to those who are still hunting, don’t give up. If you feel bad, send yourself a card. You must be worth it...

Jeanette Winterson

Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.

Jeanette Winterson

Why is the measure of love loss?

Jeanette Winterson

She looked at me like I was crazy. Most of my lovers do, and that's partly why they love me, and partly why they leave

Jeanette Winterson

In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.

Jeanette Winterson

They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?

Jeanette Winterson