Passion is not so much an emotion as a destiny. What choice have I in the face of this wind but to put up sail and rest my oars?…
I spent the weeks that followed in a hectic stupor.
Is there such a thing? There is. It is the condition that most resembles a particular kind of mental disorder… It manifests itself as a compulsion to be forever doing something, however meaningless. The body must move but the mind is blank.
Jeanette Winterson, The Passion.
April, the 13th in 2012.
tags: winterson. literature. quotes.