35 Incredible Nora Ephron Quotes

35 Incredible Nora Ephron Quotes

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Nora Ephron was a author, director, blogger, and producer from New York City. She is most known for her romantic comedy writings including, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, which went on to win a BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay. She died of pneumonia which was induced by leukemia on June 26, 2012.

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

“As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren’t even people I would date.”

“Black makes your life so much simpler. Everything matches black, especially black.”

“Beware of men who cry. It’s true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.”

“Denial has been a way of life for me for many years.”

“Everybody dies. There’s nothing you can do about it. Whether you eat six almonds a day. Whether or not you believe in God.”

“I actually believe in denial. ”

“I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.”

“I don’t care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you’re also writing you Oscar acceptance speech. ”

“I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”

“If pregnancy were a book they would cut out the last two chapters.”

“In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.”

“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.”

“My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.”

“My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.”

“Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.”

“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re

“Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it.”

“Take notes. Everything is copy.”

“The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It’s followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.”

“The divorce has lasted way longer than the marriage, but finally it’s over. Enough about that.The point is that for a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing
about me. And now it’s not.”

“The realization that I may have only a few good yeras remaining has hit me with real force, and I have done a lot of thinking as a result. I would like to have come up with something
profound, but I haven’t. ”

“The Wonderbra is not a step forward for women. Nothing that hurts that much is a step forward for women.”

“Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was
like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.”

“What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.”

“What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.”

“When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.”

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

“When you slip on a banana peel, people laught at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laught. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke.”

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”

“Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine.”

“You always think that a bolt of lightning is going to strike and your parents will magically change into the people you wish they were or back into the people they used to be. But they’re
never going to. And even though you know they’re never going to, you still hope they will.”

“You can never have too much butter – that is my belief. If I have a religion, that’s it.”

“You can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.”

“You can’t retrieve you life (unless you’re on Wikipedia, in which case you can retrieve an inaccurate version of it).”