35+ Nora Ephron Quotes From The Iconic Rom-Com Screenwriter

Nora Ephron quotes offer a fresh perspective on love.
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Nora Ephron was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker from New York City.

She is known for writing romantic comedies with strong female protagonists. Throuhg her work, she changed the stereotype of romantic comedies in Hollywood.

Her movies 'You've Got Mail', 'Sleepless In Seattle' and 'When Harry Met Sally' became hugely popular with audiences. 'Crazy Salad' and 'I Remember Nothing' are also some of the best Nora Ephron books. In this article, you will find the most romantic movie quotes by this screenwriter.

If you like these Nora Ephron quotes, you may also want to check out these 'When Harry Met Sally' quotes and 'You've Got Mail' quotes.

Famous Nora Ephron Quotes

Nora Ephron quotes are highly relatable.

Here are some of the most famous quotes by Nora Ephron, including Nora Ephron child quotes and Nora Ephron quotes on aging.

1. "Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be."

- Nora Ephron.

2. "Insane people are always sure they're just fine. It's only the sane people who are willing to admit they're crazy."

- Nora Ephron.

3. "Reading is grist. Reading is bliss."

- Nora Ephron.

4. "And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream."

- Nora Ephron.

5. "What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications."

- Nora Ephron.

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

- Nora Ephron.

7. "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."

- Nora Ephron.

8. "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

- Nora Ephron.

9. "I look as young as a person can look given how old I am."

- Nora Ephron.

10. "Everybody dies. There's nothing you can do about it. Whether you eat six almonds a day. Whether or not you believe in God."

- Nora Ephron.

11. "That's another thing about being a certain age that I've noticed: I try as much as possible not to look in the mirror."

- Nora Ephron.

12. "I have a theory that children remember two things-when you weren't there and when they threw up."

- Nora Ephron.

13. "Let's face it: part of being a grownup is that every day you have to choose between going out at night or staying home, and it is one of life's unhappy truths that there is not enough time to do both."

- Nora Ephron.

14. "Most of us live our lives devoid of cinematic moments."

- Nora Ephron.

15. "A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it."

- Nora Ephron.

16. "Eat every meal as if it's your last; when the last one comes, you probably won't be very hungry."

- Nora Ephron.

17. "I don't know why so much nonsense about age is written - although I can certainly understand that no one really wants to read anything that says aging sucks."

- Nora Ephron.

18. "In a socialist country you can get rich by providing necessities, while in a capitalist country you can get rich by providing luxuries."

- Nora Ephron.

Inspirational Nora Ephron Quotes

Nora Ephron quotes show a sense of female empowerment.

Looking for more Nora Ephron quotes? Feminism is one of her most discussed topics, so you will find plenty of Nora Ephron quotes on feminism here. You can also find inspirational Nora Ephron quotes about writing in this section.

19. "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."

- Nora Ephron.

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

- Nora Ephron.

21. "My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have to potential to be the comic stories the next."

- Nora Ephron.

22. "The hardest thing about writing is writing."

- Nora Ephron.

23. "One of the things people always say to you if you get upset is, don't take it personally, but listen hard to what's going on and, please, I beg you, take it personally."

- Nora Ephron.

24. "I'm very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing so you can do a great deal of it."

- Nora Ephron.

25. "One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is that there's no confusion about who's to blame: You are."

- Nora Ephron.

26. "I always say that a successful parent is one who raises a child so that they can pay for their own."

- Nora Ephron.

27. "I’m really not interested in women as victims. Look at me, I get the last laugh ‘cause I get to be funny about it."

- Nora Ephron.

Nora Ephron Quotes About Love

Here you can find Nora Ephron quotes on marriage, love and romance. You can also read some romantic quotes from Nora Ephron movies and books, including Nora Ephron 'Heartburn' quotes and quotes from 'When Harry Met Sally'. Enjoy!

28. "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, 'When Harry Met Sally'.

29. "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.

30. "When you're attracted to someone, it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously."

- Nora Ephron, 'Sleepless In Seattle'.

31. "It's much easier to get over someone if you can delude yourself into thinking you never really cared that much."

- Nora Ephron.

32. "I married him against all evidence. I married him believing that marriage doesn't work, that love dies, that passion fades, and in so doing I became the kind of romantic only a cynic is truly capable of being."

- Nora Ephron, 'Heartburn'.

33. "What failure of imagination had caused me to forget that life was full of other possibilities, including the possibility that eventually I would fall in love again?"

- Nora Ephron.

34. "That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie."

- Nora Ephron.

35. "Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it."

- Nora Ephron.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Nora Ephron quotes then why not take a look at these '80s movie quotes or '90s movie quotes too?

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