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What 16 Fans Remember Most About Nora Ephron

In obituaries and on Twitter, Kirstie Alley, Glamour editor Cindi Leive, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, and other fans pay their respects to Ephron and her witty writing.

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Nora Ephron in 2010.

1.

From Charles McGrath’s obituary of Ephron in the New York Times:

Ms. Ephron’s collection “I Remember Nothing” concludes with two lists, one of things she says she won’t miss and one of things she will. Among the “won’t miss” items are dry skin, Clarence Thomas, the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and panels on “Women in Film.” The other list, of the things she will miss, begins with “my kids” and “Nick” and ends this way:

“Taking a bath

Coming over the bridge to Manhattan

Pie.”

2.

From Adam Bernstein’s obit in the Washington Post:

“One day, we were sitting around and Rob said to me, ‘You know, we’ve told you all this stuff that you didn’t know about men, now you tell us something we don’t know about women,’ ” Ms. Ephron told an audience at a book reading in 2006. “It was almost like, ‘I dare you.’ And I said, ‘Well, women fake orgasms.’ And he said, ‘Not with me.’ ”

“And I said, ‘Yes, we do,’ ” she added. “Maybe not all the time, but sometimes. He still didn’t believe me. So we went thundering into the bullpen at Castle Rock Pictures where all the women work, and he asked them, ‘Is it true that women fake orgasms?’ And all these women nodded yes. What a shock that scene was for men.”

“That’s my career, right there,” Ms. Ephron quipped.

3.

From a statement by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg:

From her earliest days at New York City’s newspapers to her biggest Hollywood successes, Nora always loved a good New York story, and she could tell them like no one else.

4.

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” RIP Nora Ephron— Nina Garcia

5.

Nora Ephron you helped all writer-girls know to just tell the truth.

— NiaVardalos (@Nia Vardalos)

Nora Ephron you helped all writer-girls know to just tell the truth.— Nia Vardalos

6.

“I don't think any day is worth living without thinking about what you're going to eat next at all times.” ― Nora Ephron

— EHolmesWSJ (@Elizabeth Holmes)

“I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going to eat next at all times.” ― Nora Ephron— Elizabeth Holmes

7.

RIP Nora Ephron - you made smart girl writers feel cool. Your writing and films will live on.

— MBeach75 (@Marcia Malinowski)

RIP Nora Ephron - you made smart girl writers feel cool. Your writing and films will live on.— Marcia Malinowski

8.

R.I.P Nora Ephron. A witty, charming, lovely person.

— AlbertBrooks (@Albert Brooks)

R.I.P Nora Ephron. A witty, charming, lovely person.— Albert Brooks

9.

Oh, Nora Ephron. You taught me that "Everything is copy". I won't forget. Farewell and thank you. xxx

— kylie_ladd (@Kylie Ladd)

Oh, Nora Ephron. You taught me that “Everything is copy”. I won’t forget. Farewell and thank you. xxx— Kylie Ladd

10.

Rest in peace, Nora Ephron. I will indeed be sleepless in Seattle tonight, because now I must have a movie marathon.

— CindyScottTraeg (@Cindy Scott Traeger)

Rest in peace, Nora Ephron. I will indeed be sleepless in Seattle tonight, because now I must have a movie marathon.— Cindy Scott Traeger

11.

“you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” ― Nora Ephron Oh Jeez... you will be missed..RIP XO

— kirstiealley (@Kirstie Alley)

“you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” ― Nora Ephron Oh Jeez… you will be missed..RIP XO— Kirstie Alley

12.

Did anyone else cook all the recipes in Heartburn?#Nora Ephron

— mitchellreports (@Andrea Mitchell)

Did anyone else cook all the recipes in Heartburn?#Nora Ephron— Andrea Mitchell

13.

Auditioned for Nora Ephron 20 yrs ago. Didn't get the part but she sent me a thank you note. I'll always remember that and you, Nora.

— kevin_nealon (@Kevin Nealon)

Auditioned for Nora Ephron 20 yrs ago. Didn’t get the part but she sent me a thank you note. I’ll always remember that and you, Nora.— Kevin Nealon

14.

Rest in peace, Nora Ephron--and thank you for creating the girl-culture club so many of us wanted to join.

— cindi_leive (@Cindi Leive)

Rest in peace, Nora Ephron—and thank you for creating the girl-culture club so many of us wanted to join.— Cindi Leive

15.

"Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from."-- Nora Ephron

— jodikantor (@jodikantor)

“Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.”— Nora Ephron— jodikantor

16.

RIP Nora Ephron. A godmother for female writers everywhere.

— nogratisfaction (@Bree)

RIP Nora Ephron. A godmother for female writers everywhere.— Bree

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