NORA EPHRON, Julia Gilden's Woman to Woman
Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real.
NORA EPHRON, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.
NORA EPHRON, Commencement Address at Wellesley College, 1996
Plastic surgery is a way for people to buy themselves a few years before they have to truly confront what ageing is, which of course is not that your looks are falling apart, but that you are falling apart and some-day you will have fallen apart and ceased to exist.
NORA EPHRON, "Get real -- ageing's not all Helen Mirren", Times Online, March 4, 2007