11+ quotes from Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras

Quotes from Hiroshima Mon Amour

Marguerite Duras ·  160 pages

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“I think about you. But I don't say it anymore.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor-made for love? How could I know you fit my body like a glove? I like you. How unlikely. I like you. How slow all of a sudden. How sweet. You cannot know. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. I have time. Please, devour me. Deform me to the point of ugliness. Why not you? Why not you in this city and in this night, so like other cities and other nights you can hardly tell the difference? I beg of you.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“Listen to me. I know something else. It will begin again. 200,000 dead and 80,000 wounded in nine seconds. Those are the official figures. It will begin again. It will be 10,000 degrees on the earth. Ten thousand suns, people will say. The asphalt will burn. Chaos will prevail. An entire city will be lifted off the ground, and fall back to earth in ashes…I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor-made for love? How could I know you fit my body like a glove? I like you. How unlikely. I like you. How slow all of a sudden. How sweet. You cannot know. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. I have time. Please, devour me. Deform me to the point of ugliness. Why not you?”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“And then, one day, my love, you come out of eternity.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“Pourquoi nier l’évidente nécessité de la mémoire?”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“Sometimes we have to avoid thinking about the problems life presents. Otherwise we'd suffocate." - Hiroshima Mon Amour, Marguerite Duras”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“You give me a great desire to love.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“I think about you but I don't say it anymore.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“Il faut éviter de penser à ces difficultés que présente le monde. Sans ça, il deviendrait tout à fait irrespirable.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“What she tells the Japanese is this lost opportunity which has made her what she is.
The story she tells of this lost opportunity literally transports her outside herself and carries her toward this new man.
To give oneself, body and soul, that's it.”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


“.بیرت دەکەم؛ بەڵام چی تر وا ناڵێم”
― Marguerite Duras, quote from Hiroshima Mon Amour


About the author

Marguerite Duras
Born place: in Gia-Dinh, Viet Nam
Born date April 4, 1914
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