A Few Nora Ephron Gems

I'm currently debating which Nora Ephron book I should go for (as I'm in need of a new Summer reading). In the meantime, I've been browsing some of her brilliant quotes for my delight-and hopefully yours too: 

'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.' 

'In my sex fantasy, nobody loves me for my mind.'

'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.'

'Summer bachelors, like Summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.' 

'Like most of my contemporaries, I first read The Fountainhead when I was 18 years old. I loved it. I too missed the point. I thought it was a book about a strong-willed architect...and his love life...I deliberately skipped over all the passages about egoism and altruism. And I spent the next year hoping I would meet a gaunt, orange-haired architect who would rape me. Or failing that, an architect who would rape me. Or failing that, an architect. I am certain that The Fountainhead did a great deal more for architects than the Architectural Forum ever dreamed.' 

Do you have any Nora Ephron recommendations for me? 


  1. Nora Ephron was so clever and witty. I have never read any of her books though. Only seen the movies that she wrote the screeplays for.

  2. Love the Summer Bachelor quote...ahhh, how funny!

  3. I love the sex fantasy quote! It is so true. And...the summer bachelor one is hysterical.
    Have a lovely Day!
    XO, Gina

  4. The cooking quote is my favorite! That's me to a tee!

  5. I never read a Nora Ephron book, but I love her scripts, tough, When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia are my favorites...
    I'm still laughing with those quotes, Elsa!!!LOL, so much true there!!!
    Big hugs, my friend!


  6. Brilliant quotes! If you get some good recommendations, would you be a dear and share them with us? xo

  7. I love Nora Ephron... All her books are amazing...
    Wanna follow each other on bloglovin...? Let me know ^^



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