"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Nora Ephron on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Nora Ephron on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Nora Ephron on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Nora Ephron on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Nora Ephron on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be."
"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."
"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."
"My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next."