One of my favorite writers is the late Nora Ephron, who wrote the screenplays for such movies as “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Silkwood;” as well as books (“Heartburn,” “I feel bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman”), and plays (Love, Loss and What I Wore,” “Lucky Guy.”)

Born the same year*, Ephron and I were contemporaries. Reading one of her books, feels like listening to a girlfriend. I understand her point of view and admire her powers of observation, even when I don’t always agree with what she said.

Here are some of the best quotes on love, marriage and relationships from the late great Nora Ephron.  I hope you identify as well.

Children:

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”

“[A successful parent is one] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.

Men and Marriage:

“You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.”

“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.”

“Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it.”

Divorce:

“You never really know a person until you divorce him.”

“Never marry a many you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.”

“Marriages come and go, but divorce is forever.”

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*Google it.  Don’t expect me to flat out tell you.

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