The Simple Truths of Nora Ephron

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We've seen all of her movies — somea dozen times or more. Men quote Caddy Shack, women quote "When Harry Met Sally." Herewith, my favorite Ephronisms:

"I don't think any day is worth living without thinking about what you're going to eat next at all times."

“I don't want to be someone that you're settling for. I don't want to be someone that anyone settles for. Marriage is hard enough without bringing such low expectations into it, isn't it?” —Walter from Sleepless in Seattle

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

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

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

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

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

"I look as young as a person can look given how old I am."

And the best of all….

"Most of us live our lives devoid of cinematic moments."

Be Simple


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