Nora Ephron Love Quotes and Sayings
2. I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.
3. I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because 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 Harry Met Sally)
4. Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it.
5. To state the obvious, romantic comedies have to be funny and they have to be romantic. But one of the most important things, for me anyway, is that they be about two strong people finding their way to love.
6. When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.
She is best known for her romantic comedies and is a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay; for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally… and Sleepless in Seattle. She sometimes writes with her sister Delia Ephron. Her most recent film is Julie & Julia.
Sayings by Nora Ephron
1. As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren’t even people I would date.
2. 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.
3. Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
4. I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
5. [A successful parent is one] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.
6. 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 your Oscar acceptance speech.
7. You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
8. I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.
9. If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
10. In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
11. Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
12. My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
13. What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.
14. The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again.
15. What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
16. It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, ”They lived happily ever after” and the following quarter-century warning that they’ll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work.
17. Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine.
18. When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
19. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
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