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Marguerite Duras Quotes

(1914), French Author, Filmmaker

She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity -- and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the ''woman of wax'' whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.

Category: Acting And Actors

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.

Category: Acting And Actors

Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Frigidity is desire imagined by a woman who doesn't desire the man offering himself to her. It's the desire of a woman for a man who hasn't yet come to her, whom she doesn't yet know. She's faithful to this stranger even before she belongs to him. Frigidity is the non-desire for whatever is not him.

Category: Frigidity

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it -- can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.

Category: Home

A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.

Category: Home

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.

Category: Journalism And Journalists

I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.

Category: Journalism And Journalists

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.

Category: Love

To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead --somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man --somewhere these, too, come together.

Category: Love

It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.

Category: Love Ended

You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.

Category: Men