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.

- Nora Ephron

As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren't even people I would date.

- Nora Ephron

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie.

- Nora Ephron

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.

- Nora Ephron

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

- Nora Ephron

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

- Nora Ephron

The desire to get married, which - I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again.

- Nora Ephron

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.

- Nora Ephron

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

- Nora Ephron

Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.

- Nora Ephron