Ultimate Collection of Quotes by American Journalist Nora Ephron

Find finest quotes collection by American journalist Nora Ephron on marriage, heartburn, motherhood, life and love.

  • Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine.
  • If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
  • Denial has been a way of life for me for many years. I actually believe in denial.
  • Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
  • I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.
  • What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
  • As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren’t even people I would date.
  • What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.
  • My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
  • Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
  • 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.
  • 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 your Oscar acceptance speech.
  • 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.
  • Death is a sniper. It strikes people you love, people you like, people you know – it’s everywhere. You could be next. But then you turn out not to be. But then again, you could be.
  • 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.
  • When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke.
  • 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.
  • With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child’s problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
  • The realization that I may have only a few good years 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.