"All writers aspire to precision and movement, and the experiments that writers must make are for the sake of new frequencies of language which in turn allow new frequences of emotion.

The writer has to choose a word, every word, that is solid enough for its meaning and powered enough for its flight. The word will have to cross time, the word will have to survive assault . . ."

Jeanette Winterson - A WORK OF MY OWN (1995)