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Marguerite Duras
(1914-1996) born on
Apr 04
French novelist, playwright. She is internationally known for her screenplays of "Hiroshima mon amour," 1959 and "India Song," 1975 and her novel novel "L'Amant," 1984.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
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.
N
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
K
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Tourists in Paris," in "France-Observateur" (Paris), 1957; repr. in "Outside: Selected Writings," 1984.
R: "Practicalities," "Alcohol," 1987.
A: Foreword , "Outside: Selected Writings," 1984.
N: In "International Herald Tribune," (Paris), 28 Mar 1990.
K: "Practicalities," "The Chimneys of India Song, " 1987.
   


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