"Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Marguerite Duras on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Marguerite Duras on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Marguerite Duras on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Marguerite Duras on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Marguerite Duras on John Lennon
"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
"It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him."
"The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it."
"It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most."
"The best way to fill time is to waste it."