Jeanette Winterson

{EN} The passion – Jeanette Winterson

1. “I was happy but happy is an adult word. you don’t have to ask a child about happy, you see it. they are or they are not. adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. much easier to let it blow all over you.”

2. “soldiers and women. that’s how the world is. any other role is temporary. any other role is a gesture.”

3. “we are a philosophical people, conversant with the nature of greed and desire, holding hands with the Devil and God. we would not wish to let go of either. this living bridge is tempting to all and you may lose your soul or find it here.”

4. “you play, you win. you play, you lose. you play.”

5. “what you risk reveals what you value”

6. “hectic stupor. it manifests itself as a compulsion to be forever doing something, however meaningless. the body must move but the mind is blank.”

7. “I didn’t know what hate felt like, not the hate that comes after love. it’s huge and desperate and it longs to be proved wrong. and every day it’s proven right it grows a little more monstrous. if the love was passion, the hate will be obsession.”

8. “she made him possible”

9. “i say i’m in love with her, what does that mean? it means i review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. it is as though i wrote in a foreign language that i am suddenly able to read. wordlessly she explains me to myself; like genius she is ignorant of what she does.”

10. “there is no sense in loving someone you can never wake up to except by chance.”

11. “passion does not take disappointment well.”

12. “the hardship is a man made device, because man cannot exist without passion.”

13. “bridges join but they also separate”

14. “passion is not so much an emotion as a destiny”

15. “when the snow falls, you can almost believe the world is clean again. is every snowflake different? no one knows.”

16. “they say every snowflake is different. if that were true, how could the world go on? how could we ever get up off our knees? how could we ever recover from the wonder of it? by forgetting. we cannot keep in mind too many things. there is only the present and nothing to remember.”

17. “snow doesn’t look cold, it doesn’t look like as though it has any temperature at all. and when it falls and you catch those pieces of nothing in your hands, it seems so unlikely that simple multiplication can make such a difference.”

Contributie: Anka

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