People who do not follow the literary world associate Nora Ephron with romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail. But Nora was more than a source of Hollywood movies, she is first and foremost, a writer.
“Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it.”
“Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.”
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a b!kini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikin!, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.
“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.”
“The Wonderbra is not a step forward for women. Nothing that hurts that much is a step forward for women.”
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
“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.”
“[A successful parent is one] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.”
“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”—
“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.”
My personal favourite is number five. It somehow is an allegory for something deeper and more meaningful for women. Know more about Nora Ephron through her books such as I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, Heartburn, and I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections. Get Yours, Now