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Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
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Jeanette Winterson
“I have a head for heights it's true, but no stomach for the depths. Strange then to have plumbed so many.”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

Jeanette Winterson
“Who taught you to write in blood on my back? Who taught you to use your hands as branding irons? You have scored your name into my shoulders, referenced me with your mark. The pads of your fingers have become printing blocks, you tap a message on to my skin, tap meaning into my body.”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

Jeanette Winterson
“You said, 'I love you.' Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? 'I love you' is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them.”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body


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