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Marguerite Duras Quote: “In a certain state of mind, all trace of feeling is banished. Whenever I remain silent in a certain way, I don’t love you, have you noticed that?”

In a certain state of mind, all trace of feeling is banished. Whenever I remain silent in a certain way, I don’t love you, have you noticed that?

— Marguerite Duras



Marguerite Duras Quote: “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 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


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Banality is sometimes striking.”

Banality is sometimes striking.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I suddenly remember something I’ve been told about fear. That amid a hail of machine gun fire you notice the existence of your skin.”

I suddenly remember something I’ve been told about fear. That amid a hail of machine gun fire you notice the existence of your skin.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you. I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them.”

I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you. I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.”

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

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “You are what you are and that fascinates me.”

You are what you are and that fascinates me.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “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.”

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.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “All that remains of that minute is time in all its purity, bone-white time.”

All that remains of that minute is time in all its purity, bone-white time.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I seldom read on beaches or in gardens. You can’t read by two lights at once, the light of day and the light of the book. You should read by electric light, the room in shadow, and only the page lit up.”

I seldom read on beaches or in gardens. You can’t read by two lights at once, the light of day and the light of the book. You should read by electric light, the room in shadow, and only the page lit up.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “She says people ought to learn to live like them, with the body abandoned in a wilderness, and in the mind the memory of a single kiss, a single word, a single look to stand for a whole love.”

She says people ought to learn to live like them, with the body abandoned in a wilderness, and in the mind the memory of a single kiss, a single word, a single look to stand for a whole love.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “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.”

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.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Drinking isn’t necessarily the same as wanting to die. But you can’t drink without thinking you’re killing yourself.”

Drinking isn’t necessarily the same as wanting to die. But you can’t drink without thinking you’re killing yourself.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “In a thousand years time this day will have existed for a thousand years to the day. And the ignorance of the whole world about what they’ve said today will have a date too.”

In a thousand years time this day will have existed for a thousand years to the day. And the ignorance of the whole world about what they’ve said today will have a date too.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.”

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

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Some people are like that – closed – they can’t learn from anyone. Us, for example, we can’t learn anything, neither I from you nor you from me, nor from anyone, nor from anything, nor from what happens.”

Some people are like that – closed – they can’t learn from anyone. Us, for example, we can’t learn anything, neither I from you nor you from me, nor from anyone, nor from anything, nor from what happens.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “He wanted to pay her; he thought women ought to be paid for keeping men from dying or going out of their minds.”

He wanted to pay her; he thought women ought to be paid for keeping men from dying or going out of their minds.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Nunca he escrito, creyendo hacerlo, nunca he amado, creyendo amar, nunca he hecho nada salvo esperar delante de la puerta cerrada.”

Nunca he escrito, creyendo hacerlo, nunca he amado, creyendo amar, nunca he hecho nada salvo esperar delante de la puerta cerrada.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.”

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

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “You think of outside your room, of the streets of the town, the lonely little squares over by the station, of those winter Saturdays all alike.”

You think of outside your room, of the streets of the town, the lonely little squares over by the station, of those winter Saturdays all alike.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “What could Maria call the time that opened ahead of her? The certainty of her hope? This rejuvenated air she was breathing? This incandescence, this bursting of a love at last without object?”

What could Maria call the time that opened ahead of her? The certainty of her hope? This rejuvenated air she was breathing? This incandescence, this bursting of a love at last without object?

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity.”

And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “It’s here we are at the heart of our common fate, the fact that all three of us are our mother’s children, the children of a candid creature murdered by society. We’re on the side of the society which has reduced her to despair. Because of what’s been done to our mother, so amiable, so trusting, we hate life, we hate ourselves.”

It’s here we are at the heart of our common fate, the fact that all three of us are our mother’s children, the children of a candid creature murdered by society. We’re on the side of the society which has reduced her to despair. Because of what’s been done to our mother, so amiable, so trusting, we hate life, we hate ourselves.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Their voices reach out into the empty yard, plunge deep into the hills, go right through the heart.”

Their voices reach out into the empty yard, plunge deep into the hills, go right through the heart.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “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.”

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


Marguerite Duras Quote: “She lavishes pain with generosity.”

She lavishes pain with generosity.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Don’t be afraid anymore. Not of anyone. Not of anything. Nothing. Ever again. Listen to me: not ever again.”

Don’t be afraid anymore. Not of anyone. Not of anything. Nothing. Ever again. Listen to me: not ever again.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I don’t have general views about anything, except social injustice.”

I don’t have general views about anything, except social injustice.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I feel a sadness I expected and which comes only from myself. I say I’ve always been sad. That I can see the same sadness in photos of myself when I was small. That today, recognizing it as the sadness I’ve always had, I could almost call it by my own name, it’s so like me.”

I feel a sadness I expected and which comes only from myself. I say I’ve always been sad. That I can see the same sadness in photos of myself when I was small. That today, recognizing it as the sadness I’ve always had, I could almost call it by my own name, it’s so like me.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Es la mayor injusticia del tiempo, de todos los tiempos: y si uno no llora por eso una sola vez en su vida no llora por nada. Y no llorar nunca es no vivir.”

Es la mayor injusticia del tiempo, de todos los tiempos: y si uno no llora por eso una sola vez en su vida no llora por nada. Y no llorar nunca es no vivir.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “What she said was always strange. It had happened long ago. It seemed insignificant. And yet it was something you remembered forever. The words as well as the story. The voice as much as the words.”

What she said was always strange. It had happened long ago. It seemed insignificant. And yet it was something you remembered forever. The words as well as the story. The voice as much as the words.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Writing was the only thing that populated my life and made it magic.”

Writing was the only thing that populated my life and made it magic.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “We tell each other things that have no relation to the afternoon’s events or the coming night but that relate to God, to his absence that is so present, like the breasts of the young girl, so young before the immensity of what is to come.”

We tell each other things that have no relation to the afternoon’s events or the coming night but that relate to God, to his absence that is so present, like the breasts of the young girl, so young before the immensity of what is to come.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “My memory of men is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of women.”

My memory of men is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of women.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “You give me a great desire to love.”

You give me a great desire to love.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Kisses on the body bring tears.”

Kisses on the body bring tears.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “You ask: Why is the malady of death fatal? She answers: Because whoever has it doesn’t know he’s a carrier, of death. And also because he’s like to die without any life to die to, and without even knowing that’s what he’s doing.”

You ask: Why is the malady of death fatal? She answers: Because whoever has it doesn’t know he’s a carrier, of death. And also because he’s like to die without any life to die to, and without even knowing that’s what he’s doing.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “It’s while it’s being lived that life is immortal, while it’s still alive. Immortality is not a matter of more or less time, its not really a question of immortality but of something else that remains unknown. It’s as untrue to say it’s without beginning or end as to say it begins and ends with the life of the spirit, since it partakes both of the spirit and of the pursuit of the void.”

It’s while it’s being lived that life is immortal, while it’s still alive. Immortality is not a matter of more or less time, its not really a question of immortality but of something else that remains unknown. It’s as untrue to say it’s without beginning or end as to say it begins and ends with the life of the spirit, since it partakes both of the spirit and of the pursuit of the void.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “The story of my life doesn’t exist. Does not exist. There’s never any center to it. No path, no line. There are great spaces where you pretend there used to be someone, but it’s not true, there was no one.”

The story of my life doesn’t exist. Does not exist. There’s never any center to it. No path, no line. There are great spaces where you pretend there used to be someone, but it’s not true, there was no one.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Sono sempre emozionanti, le somiglianze fra donne che non si assomigliano.”

Sono sempre emozionanti, le somiglianze fra donne che non si assomigliano.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “I answered that what I wanted more than anything else in the world was to write, nothing else but that, nothing. Jealous. She’s jealous. No answer, just a quick glance immediately averted, a slight shrug, unforgettable. I’ll be the first to leave. There are still a few years to wait before she loses me, loses this one of her children. For the sons there’s nothing to fear. But this one, she knows, one day she’ll go, she’ll manage to escape.”

I answered that what I wanted more than anything else in the world was to write, nothing else but that, nothing. Jealous. She’s jealous. No answer, just a quick glance immediately averted, a slight shrug, unforgettable. I’ll be the first to leave. There are still a few years to wait before she loses me, loses this one of her children. For the sons there’s nothing to fear. But this one, she knows, one day she’ll go, she’ll manage to escape.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Even so you have managed to live that love in the only way possible for you. Losing it before it happened.”

Even so you have managed to live that love in the only way possible for you. Losing it before it happened.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “When you wept it was just over yourself and not because of the marvelous impossibility of reaching her through the difference that separates you.”

When you wept it was just over yourself and not because of the marvelous impossibility of reaching her through the difference that separates you.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Oh, I’d like to show you my gratitude, show you how ugly I am, how impossible it is to love me. I’d like to offer you that.”

Oh, I’d like to show you my gratitude, show you how ugly I am, how impossible it is to love me. I’d like to offer you that.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Pouvoir, au milieu de la folie, redevenir humaine.”

Pouvoir, au milieu de la folie, redevenir humaine.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “One must talk. That’s how it is. One must.”

One must talk. That’s how it is. One must.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “You didn’t have to attract desire. Either it was in the woman who aroused it or it didn’t exist. Either it was there at first glance or else it had never been.”

You didn’t have to attract desire. Either it was in the woman who aroused it or it didn’t exist. Either it was there at first glance or else it had never been.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “Perhaps you’ll escape. Day and night, this obsession. It’s not that you have to achieve anything, it’s that you have to get away from where you are.”

Perhaps you’ll escape. Day and night, this obsession. It’s not that you have to achieve anything, it’s that you have to get away from where you are.

— Marguerite Duras


Marguerite Duras Quote: “He says, You only came because I’m rich. I say that’s how I desire him, with his money, that when I first saw him he was already in his car, in his money, so I can’t say what I’d have done if he’d been different.”

He says, You only came because I’m rich. I say that’s how I desire him, with his money, that when I first saw him he was already in his car, in his money, so I can’t say what I’d have done if he’d been different.

— Marguerite Duras

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