Nora Ephron
Quotations


It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, “They lived happily ever after” and the following quarter-century warning that they’ll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work.

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.

No man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her. Sex is always out there. Friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.



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