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The Paradox of Active Surrender: Jeanette Winterson on How Learning to Understand Art Transforms Us
The Paradox of Active Surrender: Jeanette Winterson on How Learning to Understand Art Transforms Us

“True art, when it happens to us, challenges the ‘I’ that we are.”

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Jeanette Winterson on the Value of Art to the Human Spirit
Jeanette Winterson on the Value of Art to the Human Spirit

“What art does is to coax us away from the mechanical and towards the miraculous.”

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Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art Creates a Sanctified Space for the Human Spirit
Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art Creates a Sanctified Space for the Human Spirit

“Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don’t accept things for their face value; you don’t have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself.”

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Jeanette Winterson on Adoption, Belonging, and How We Use Storytelling to Save Ourselves
Jeanette Winterson on Adoption, Belonging, and How We Use Storytelling to Save Ourselves

“When we write we offer the silence as much as the story. Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.”

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