Posts tagged Jeanette Winterson.

[I’m telling you stories.] Trust me.


Jeanette Winterson, from The Passion 

Favourite final sentences

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If there is a parallel world lying next to ours, perhaps it is at peace, and I will find you there.

[Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.]


Jeanette Winterson, from “How To Die” [concluding lines quoted from 1 Corinthians 13:7-8]

Favourite final sentences

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August 27 - Jeanette Winterson

Bio: Winterson was born in Manchester, England, and was adopted by Constance and John William Winterson as a baby. [1] She was raised as a Pentecostal Christian. [1] Her childhood is documented in the first half of her best-selling memoirs, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (2011). Other works include Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), The Passion (1987), Sexing the Cherry (1989), Written on the Body (1992) and The PowerBook (2000). [1, 7]


  • Winterson was groomed to be a Pentecostal Christian missionary. She started writing sermons at an early age. [1, 2] She says that writing sermons taught her to think about what words are right for a particular purpose and to use images and symbols in a powerful way. [2]
  • Winterson has a love-hate relationship with London. She reveals in an interview, “I have just bought myself a mad, derelict, fallen-down Georgian house in one of the older parts of London, because I need to return here, and, like Dickens, I love to walk the streets in the night and see what is happening, see what’s going on. So in me there is that tension between needing the space and peace and also wanting to be where humanity is concentrated at its worst and its best.” [2]
  • Winterson is a Twitter user. [3] On Valentine’s Day this year, she proposed to her partner, psychoanalyst Susie Orbach, on the social media website. [4] Winterson later revealed that Orbach “doesn’t believe in marriage, though she does believe in me.” [5] Prior to her birthday this year, Winterson gave this advice: “GET BORN.” [6

Final sentences:

"All stories end here."

from “Lives of Saints

"[Love. The difficult word. Where everything starts, where we always return. Love. Love’s lack. The possibility of love.] I have no idea what happens next."

from Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

"I don’t know if this is a happy ending but here we are let loose in open fields."

from Written on the Body

"Empty spaces and points of light."

from Sexing the Cherry

"[I’m telling you stories.] Trust me."

from The Passion

Posted by weissewiese

This is Kindly Light calling Manchester, come in Manchester, this is Kindly Light.

    — Jeanette Winterson, from Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (thanks, dimickley)

Posted by dimickley

It was not too late.

    — Jeanette Winterson, from Art and Lies, with thanks to theturnofevents

Posted by growing-orbits

They walk down into the closure of the forest, until they too become part of the story.

    — Jeanette Winterson, “Turn of the World”, a short story in The World and Other Places

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