TOP 20 Marguerite Duras Quotes

TOP 20 Marguerite Duras Quotes.
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“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.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:00)

“She had lived her early years as though she were waiting for something she might, but never did, become.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:07)

“Men like women who write. Even though they don’t say so. A writer is a foreign country.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:14)

“The best way to fill time is to waste it.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:21)

“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:28)

“Life is only lived full-time by women with children.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:35)

“We’re in the vanguard of a nameless battle, a battle without arms or bloodshed or glory: we’re in the vanguard of waiting.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:42)

“I’ve known you for years. Everyone says you were beautiful when you were young, but I want to tell you I think you’re more beautiful now than then. Rather than your face as a young woman, I prefer your face as it is now. Ravaged.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:49)

“The solitude of writing is a solitude without which writing could not be produced, or would crumble, drained bloodless by the search for something else to write.”
— Marguerite Duras (00:56)

“Alcohol doesn’t console, it doesn’t fill up anyone’s psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:03)

“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.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:10)

“People come to Paris, to the capital, to give their lives a sense of belonging, of an almost mythical participation in society.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:17)

“I’m still there, watching those possessed children, as far away from the mystery now as I was then. I’ve never written, though I thought I wrote, never loved, though I thought I loved, never done anything but wait outside the closed door.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:24)

“I acquired that drinker’s face before I drank. Drink only confirmed it. The space for it existed in me.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:31)

“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 the he becomes one of the children.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:38)

“Paradoxically, the freedom of Paris is associated with a persistent belief that nothing ever changes. Paris, they say, is the city that changes least. After an absence of twenty or thirty years, one still recognizes it.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:45)

“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.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:52)

“I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.”
— Marguerite Duras (01:59)

“We, her children, are heroic, dersperate.”
— Marguerite Duras (02:06)

“There are many women who write as they think they should write – to imitate men and make a place for themselves in literature.”
— Marguerite Duras (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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