Still enjoying Heartburn, still feeling sorry that Nora Ephron has died. Here are just a few of my favourite Nora Ephron quotes. The first four are from Sleepless in Seattle. The last is from Heartburn.
Becky: “Verbal ability is a highly over-rated thing in a guy and our pathetic need for it is what gets us into so much trouble.”
Sam: “Even on the news women talk about cute butts. It's really caught on. So how's my butt? “
Sam’s friend: “Not bad.”
Sam: “Is it cute though?”
Sam’s friend (looking at Sam’s trousered butt: “Are we grading on a curve?”
Annie: “Thank God my life is in place.”
Sam: “He’s 8.”
Victoria: “He’s good at it.”
“Vera said: “Why do you feel you have to turn everything into a story?”
So I told her why.
Because if I tell the story, I control the version.
Because if I tell the story, I can make you laugh, and I would rather have you laugh at me than feel sorry for me.
Because if I tell the story, it doesn’t hurt as much.
Because if I tell the story, I can get on with it.”