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The Useless Critic Tribute to Nora Ephron

Although I made fun of her now and then, no one could write a good romantic comedy like Nora Ephron.
 I appreciate her. She had wit; she had warmth. RIP Nora- you truly were a great lady.


My favorite Nora Ephron film? You'e Got Mail, easily. I always thought at some point in my life, I would just warp into Meg Ryan. I blame Nora.


“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because 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 Harry Met Sally


and, of course:

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So goodnight, dear void."- You've Got Mail

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