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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
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 then he becomes one of the children.

R
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.
A
Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Practicalities," "House and Home," 1987.
R: "Practicalities," "Men," 1987.
A: "Practicalities," "The M.D. Uniform," 1987.
N: "Tourists in Paris," in "France-Observateur" (Paris), 1957; repr. in "Outside: Selected Writings," 1984.
K: "Practicalities," "Men," 1987.
   


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