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Marguerite Duras Quotes and Sayings

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It's only women who are not really quite women at all,
frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
- Marguerite Duras

It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness
you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
- Marguerite Duras

The best way to fill time is to waste it.
- Marguerite Duras

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.
- Marguerite Duras

 

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

Alcohol is barren.
The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness
fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
- Marguerite Duras

Heterosexuality is dangerous.
It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
- Marguerite Duras

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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.
- Marguerite Duras

Men like women who write.
Even though they don't say so.
A writer is a foreign country.
- Marguerite Duras

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
- Marguerite Duras

Journalism without a moral position is impossible.
Every journalist is a moralist.
It's absolutely unavoidable.
- Marguerite Duras

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.
- Marguerite Duras

In love there are no vacations.
No such thing.
Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
- Marguerite Duras

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.
- Marguerite Duras

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.
- Marguerite Duras

I believe that always, or almost always,
in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them,
the mother represents madness.
Our mothers always remain the strangest,
craziest people we've ever met.
- Marguerite Duras

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
- William John Bennett

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie


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