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Quotation by 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 (b. 1914), French author. "Alcohol," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).
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