Jeanette Winterson (born 27 August 1959) is an English author. Her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against convention. Other novels explore gender polarities and sexual identity and later ones the relations between humans and technology. She broadcasts...
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? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not erased by anyone but death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no one else can fit. Why would I want them to?
—Jeanette Winterson in Written on the Body
I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.
What you risk reveals what you value.
People had changed — or rather fridges had changed them. Mrs. Munde felt that being able to store food for longer periods had broken down the community spirit. There was no need to share now, no need to meet every day, gathering your veg or killing a few rabbits.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Don't be surprised by your greatness. Be surprised that no one expected it.
—Rebecca Maizel in Infinite Days