I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regrettedmost of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.
When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.
When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
As Harry puts it, men and women can never be friends because ‘the sex part always gets in the way.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It’s followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.
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.
I want to talk to her. I want to have lunch with her. I want her to give me a book she just read and loved. She is my phantom limb, and I just can’t believe I’m here without her.”- on losing her best friend
Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
Failure, they say, is a growth experience; you learn from failure. I wish that were true. It seems to me the main thing you learn from failure is that it’s entirely possible you will have another failure.
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.
I had no jealousy of work, no jealousy of money. I was just jealous of women who took advantage of men, because I didn’t know how to do it.
Here’s the thing about dessert–you want it to last. You want to savor it.
My parents had drinks and there were crudités for us- although they were not called crudités at the time, they were called carrots and celery.
The truth is, most of the genuinely tragic episodes of lost food are things that are somewhat outside the reach of the home cook, even a home cook like me who has been known to overreach from time to time.
Writers are cannibals. They really are. They are predators, and if you are friends with them, and if you say anything funny at dinner, or if anything good happens to you, you are in big trouble.
The divorce has lasted way longer than the marriage, but finally it’s over.Enough about that.The point is that for a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me.And now it’s not.
. . .once you find out he’s cheated on you, you have to keep finding out, over and over and over again, until you’ve degraded yourself so completely that there’s nothing left to do but walk out.
But when you’ve had children with someone you’re divorced from, divorce defines everything; it’s the lurking fact, a slice of anger in the pie of your brain.
But the main problem with our marriages was not that our husbands wouldn’t share the housework but that we were unbelievably irritable young women and our husbands irritated us unbelievably. – The D Word
Black makes your life so much simpler. Everything matches black, especially black.
Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.
I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.
It was personal to me.” ~Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) in You’ve Got Mail
The image of the journalist as wallflower at the orgy has been replaced by the journalist as the life of the party.
I was a journalist and I liked to watch. I was in awe.
When you have a baby you set off an explosion in your marriage and when the dust settles your marriage is different from what it was. Not better necessarily not worse necessarily but different.
In my sex fantasy nobody ever loves me for my mind.
I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I’ll know how it turned out.
Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
I have always thought it was a terrible shame that the women’s movement didn’t realise how much easier it was to reach people by making them laugh than by shaking a fist and saying, ‘Don’t you see how oppressed you are?’
I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.
‘Sleepless’ was a script that had been written by three or four other writers before me, and it never really worked, but it had this amazing ending on the top of the Empire State Building that just worked, no matter what came before it.
I use those medical gloves that fit very tightly and are disposable for all chopping – peppers, onions, garlic, etc. Very Lady Macbeth, I think.
As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren’t even people I would date.
I have now been married to my third husband for more than 20 years. But when you’ve had children with someone you’re divorced from, divorce defines everything; it’s the lurking fact, a slice of anger in the pie of your brain.
One good thing I’d like to say about divorce is that it sometimes makes it possible for you to be a much better wife to your next husband because you have a place for your anger – it’s not directed at the person you’re currently with.
The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again.