Marguerite Duras Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marguerite duras quotes, marguerite duras sayings, and marguerite duras proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


For that's what a woman, a mother wants _ to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.     

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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.     

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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.     

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

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

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The best way to fill time is to waste it.     

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

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Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.     

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People come to Paris, to the capital, to give their lives a sense of belonging, of an almost mythical participation in society.     

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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.     

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Fidelity, enforced and unto death, is the price you pay for the kind of love you never want to give up, for someone you want to hold forever, tighter and tighter, whether he's close or far away, someone who becomes dearer to you the more you've sacrificed for his sake.     

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In homosexual love the passion is homosexuality itself. What a homosexual loves, as if it were his lover, his country, his art, his land, is homosexuality.     

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The thing that's between us is fascination, and the fascination resides in our being alike. Whether you're a man or a woman, the fascination resides in finding out that we're alike.     

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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.     

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It has been my face. It's got older still, or course, but less, comparatively, than it would otherwise have done. It's scored with deep, dry wrinkles, the skin is cracked. But my face hasn't collapsed, as some with fine feature have done. It's kept the same contours, but its substance has been laid waste. I have a face laid waste.     

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It's afterward you realize that the feeling of happiness you had didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.     

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I think about you. But I don't say it anymore.     

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

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