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In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
— Nora Ephron
Working as a journalist is exactly like being the wallflower at an orgy.


Food became, for dinner parties in the sixties, what abstract expressionism had been in the fifties.


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

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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.
— Nora Ephron
That's the truest sign of insanity—insane people are always sure they're just fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit they're crazy.


That is the truest sign of insanity - insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
— Nora Ephron


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.


The infidelity itself is small potatoes compared to the low-level brain damage that results when a whole chunk of your life turns out to have been completely different from what you thought it was.


It seemed to me that 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.


Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself.  Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real.  Reading is grist.  Reading is bliss.