Marguerite Duras was born 4 April 1914, and died 3 March 1996.
- Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.
- Acting doesn’t bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Writing is trying to know beforehand what one would write if one wrote, which one never knows until afterward.
- Men like women who write. Even though they don’t say so. A writer is a foreign country.
- 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.
- When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life.
- 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 was a French writer and film director. She is the author of The Lover, an international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt. The book has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.
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