"Art saved me it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jeanette Winterson on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Jeanette Winterson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jeanette Winterson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jeanette Winterson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jeanette Winterson on Oscar Wilde
"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed."
"If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you."
"I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness."
"I don't read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the book won't change. It is written."
"I believe in communication books communicate ideas and make bridges between people."