Last week, a bright literary star from the writing heavens was ripped from us. A truly great writer passed away leaving only her laughably honest screenplays and eloquently relatable pro’s for us to remember her by. Today I salute you, Nora Ephron. You may have single handedly made entire generations of women eager to experience the za-za-zing. Nora, you made women believe in a modern fairytale and I can’t thank you enough. She captured all the wonderful and not so wonderful feelings we have falling in and out of love and put them on the page and screen for us to enjoy and learn to cope. She was a fighter, not just through heartbreak, but also through cancer. Sadly, she lost her battle with leukemia last week, but one thing is certain, Nora and writing went together like a wink and a smile.
|“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
― Nora Ephron
Let’s all relive some really great moments scribed by Nora:
Harry: “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because 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.”
-I mean, who hasn’t felt like this or longed to feel like this.
Doctor Marcia Fieldstone: Tell me what was so special about your wife?
Sam Baldwin: Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.
-Don’t all women hope a man describes us this way?
Kathleen Kelly: [writing to “NY152”] Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.
-Dear void, I have been struggling with the same questions, where is a good Godfather quote now?
-the perfect beginning to a perfect movie.
-I have this perfect mental image of what she describes here. Thats silly butterfly!
-For me it was The Silver Slippers
-Funny how it’s the nothings that usually do mean more than the something.
Nora Ephron. A woman who inspired us in life, and will continue to inspire us to live, love and never miss the laughs.