Iasked why he was a priest and hesaid that if you haveto work for anybody an absentee boss is best.
1987 The Passion, ch.1.
Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not.Jeanette Winterson
I have met a great many people on their way towards God and I wonder why they have chosen to look for him rather than themselves.Jeanette Winterson
When I was born, my father wanted to drown me, but my mother persuaded him to let me live in disguise, to see if I could bring any wealth to the household.Jeanette Winterson
In this life you have to be your own hero.Jeanette Winterson
In therapy , the therapist acts as a container for what we daren't let out, because it is so scary, or what lets itself out every so often, and lays waste to our lives.Jeanette Winterson
She thought of an article she had once seen on mind control. Apparently if there was a person fiendish enough to set about interfering with your life, the only thing you could do was to concentrate hard on someone they were unlikely ever to have heard of called Martin Amis. The particular blankness of this image was guaranteed to protect from any subtle force, but Gloria realised with a sinking heart that it was too late now.Jeanette Winterson