Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron

"You do get to a certain point in life where you have to realistically, I think, understand that the days are getting shorter, and you can’t put things off thinking you’ll get to them someday. If you really want to do them, you better do them. There are simply too many people getting sick, and sooner or later you will. So I’m very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing so you can do a great deal of it." -Nora Ephron (via Swissmiss)
As you've likely seen or heard already, writer and director Nora Ephron died yesterday.  She was 71.  Her writing was my favorite sort of thing: funny and witty, and even though she was whip-smart and wrote for intelligent people, there was never the slightest hint that she was stuck up or trying to impress people with how brilliant she was.  She managed to write about the everyday human experience in an authentic and insightful voice that was a pleasure to read.

Some well-deserved (and of course, funny, since they quote her extensively) tributes to Nora Ephron that I've seen today:
Nora Ephron, Essayist, Screenwriter, and Director, Dies at 71, by Charles McGrath for The New York Times
Love, Loss, and Nora Ephron, by Sous Style
In Memoriam: Nora Ephron, by Habitually Chic
6 Things Nora Ephron Said About Fashion That We Will Always Love Her For, by Racked

I'll always, always love When Harry Met Sally.  What's your favorite?

(Image of Nora Ephron on the set of You've Got Mail, which she directed and co-wrote, via The New York Times, photo credit Brian Hamill/Warner Brothers.)


Kate Levy said...

When Harry Met Sally was my favorite as well, but all of her movies are like comfort food for me. On a bad day, you just somehow feel better even 10 minutes into Nora Ephron film. She will be really missed!

Tall and Salty said...

I wholeheartedly agree. Sniff.

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