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“Reading is everything.” Nora Ephron

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Jun 27 2012, 6:47pm


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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

I heard this quote by Nora this morning as the news of her death got reported and discussed. It put me in mind of past and present conversations on these boards and I thought I'd share it.

I'm not sure I was the biggest fan of her movies - I haven't read any of her writing - but I think... from hearing about her and the things she's done and said... that I'd like her. She seemed to be a good friend to have.


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“Reading is everything.” Nora Ephron Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 27 2012, 6:47pm
    I've read a couple of her books Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jun 27 2012, 7:00pm
    Hadn't heard! How sad! Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jun 28 2012, 6:29am

 
 
 

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