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Quotations From MARGUERITE DURAS

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  • 1.
    It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "The Chimneys of India Song," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).
  • 2.
    The best way to fill time is to waste it.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Wasting Time," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • 3.
    I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Walesa's Wife," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).
  • 4.
    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 (b. 1914), French journalist, author. repr. In Outside: Selected Writings (1984). "Tourists in Paris," France-Observateur (Paris, 1957).

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  • 5.
    Nowhere is one more alone than in Paris ... and yet surrounded by crowds. Nowhere is one more likely to incur greater ridicule. And no visit is more essential.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. repr. In Outside: Selected Writings (1984). "Tourists in Paris," France-Observateur (Paris, 1957).

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  • 6.
    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.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Men," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).
  • 7.
    Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Men," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • 8.
    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.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. Outside: Selected Writings, foreword (1984).

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  • 9.
    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.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Men," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • 10.
    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.
    Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "Men," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).

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