"Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jeanette Winterson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jeanette Winterson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jeanette Winterson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jeanette Winterson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jeanette Winterson on Mark Twain
"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed."
"Art saved me it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence."
"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."