Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Donnadieu, better known as Marguerite Duras (pronounced [maeg-?it dy-?as] in French) (4 April 1914 - 3 March 1996) was a French writer and film director

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Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
Before they're plumbers or writers or taxi drivers or unemployed or journalists, before everything else, men are men. Whether heterosexual or homosexual. The only difference is that some of them remind you of it as soon as you meet them, and others wait for a little while.
In love there are no vacations No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
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.
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.
The best way to fill time is to waste it.
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.
The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.
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.
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.

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