Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron 1941-2012

Nora Ephron quotes:

"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."

"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."

"There's a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don't look the way they used to, and it's not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It's because of hair dye. In the 1950's only 7 percent of American women dyed their hair; today there are parts of Manhattan and Los Angeles where there are no gray-haired women at all."

"Reading makes me feel I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. ... Reading is bliss."

"One of the reasons for blogging was to start the conversation and to create the community that comes together briefly to talk about things they might not be talking about if you hadn't written your blog."

"I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” ― Nora Ephron, Heartburn

Photos: People Magazine, smartwaves.org , influence-film.com


  1. I could add another reason why forty, fifty and sixty doesn't look the same anymore. Vidal Sassoon and his haircut. He freed women from curlers, hairdryers, teasing and weekly trips to the beauty salon for the weekly construction job on their hair. Those hairdos are so aging. I look in the magazines now and I can't believe that stylists have started teasing hair again!

  2. And I would add an useful quote from her: "Relax. The plane is not going to crash."

  3. Wonderful quotes - great tribute, Gaia! ~~nozknoz


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