Nora Ephron

(1941-2012 / New York City, New York)

Nora Ephron Quotes

  • ''... porn [is] ... anything that people are ashamed of getting a kick out of.''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 12 (1978). Written in 1976.
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  • ''A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it ...''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 6 (1978). Written in 1975.
  • ''New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 7 (1978). Written in 1975.
  • ''[If] Playboy's Hugh Hefner has done nothing else for American culture, he has given it two of the great lies of the twentieth century: "I buy it for the fiction" and "I buy it for the interview."''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 12 (1978). Written in 1976 about Playboy, a very popular magazine that published fine fiction and interviews with prominent people as well as (and less prominently than) photographs of scantily-clad and nude young women. Hefner was its founder.
  • ''... there is no reason to confuse television news with journalism.''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 5 (1978). Written in 1975 at the end of an essay harshly criticizing CBS-TV for paying H. R. Haldeman, a key figure in the "Watergate" political scandal, to appear on its 60 Minutes news program.
  • ''I'll have what she's having.''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author, journalist, and Rob Reiner. Woman diner, in When Harry Met Sally (film), observing Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) acting an orgasm, addressed to the waiter taking an order in a restaurant (1989).
  • ''What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don't know. It is a great mystery to all of us.''
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author, journalist. "Women," Esquire (New York, July 1972).

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