Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be the comic stories the next.
Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.
The amount of maintenance involving hair is genuinely overwhelming. Sometimes I think that not having to worry about your hair anymore is the secret upside of death.
All from Nora Ephron, 1941 – 2012
She was an amazing woman, putting her finger on the pulse of a generation of people who wanted, above all else, to be deeply in love.
All from Papa Hemingway – 1899 – 1961
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
A writer’s problem does not change. It is always how to write
truly and having found out what is true to project it in such
a way that it becomes part of the experience of the person who reads it.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how
justified, is not a crime.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel
good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
This made me think of my friend Azahar of Casa Az and Azahar’s Sevilla fame. She took and blogged about that little quiz “I Write Like” that’s so popular right now. Apparently she writes like Stephen King. I’ve always loved the way SK puts words together and the tone he achieves even if I don’t like the subject matter – and with Az I feel the same way except I generally like her subject matter. I’m all about food and cats. And technology.
Anyway, she’s good and always interesting to read. So much so that she was invited to do a guest piece about tapas for Travel Intelligence which I quite enjoyed. People who are going to Spain should read it and then call Azahar as soon as they step out of the plane. Or sooner. I’m plugging this because she is an undiscovered foreign food guide GEM whom I would look up and use the entire time I was in Seville if we ever go. Her services are EXACTLY what I would want to use when absorbing a foreign culture via my taste buds. I hope she builds a network of people who do what she does, and then I will travel around the world with the best food guides and experiences available.
Now that I’ve posted that, I hope she gives me a discount when we’re in Spain. 🙂