Jeanette Winterson over boeken: ‘I was in search of myself. But that is a search books allow.’ Over Orlando: ‘It felt liberating. It does still. I realised that you can call a novel a biography, that walls are there to be climbed over, and that the point of life is the quality of the questions, not the satisfaction of the answers. You can’t solve life. You can’t explain life. You can celebrate it and conjure with it, mourn it and hold it in your arms. But you can’t contain it, and art doesn’t. Exuberant impossible unlikely lucky life.’

Jeanette Winterson over ‘books that changed my life’ (de Bijbel, Jane Eyre herschreven door haar moeder, Le Morte d’Arthur, Maurice, Orlando, The Myth of Sisyphus)