Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras, was a French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist and experimental filmmaker. She is best known for writing the 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, which earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards... (wikipedia)
The best way to fill time is to waste it.
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
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.
Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
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.
Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
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.