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I Feel Bad About My Neck

 Author: Nora Ephron  Category: Memoir  Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf  Published: January 1, 2006  Language: English  File Size: 1.39 MB  Tags: BiographyessayFeminismHumorMemoirNonfictionwomen |  Download PDF


I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron explores the theme of  

  • The challenges and realities of aging
  • Beauty, relationships, and the passage of time

Famous Quotes:

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.

What does it mean when a man says he doesn’t want anything for his birthday? You know what it means. He doesn’t want anything for his birthday.

I have always had way more confidence than I’ve ever had talent. I’ve felt at home on a stage in front of an audience before I’ve ever had a right to be there.

I’m afraid of heights, snakes, public speaking, and small talk. But I think my biggest fear is being alone.

There is no time like the present to do something you’ve always wanted to do. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

I don’t believe in regrets. I believe in learning from mistakes and moving forward.

Life is too short to waste on worrying about things that are out of your control. Focus on what you can change and let go of what you can’t.

I’ve learned that it’s not about how many friends you have, but the quality of those friendships.

Being a woman means constantly striving to find balance in all aspects of your life: work, family, friends, and self-care.

I believe in the power of laughter to heal wounds and bring people together.

Don’t be afraid to speak up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.

Beautiful lines:

Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes.

I’ve come to realize that being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.

You never know what someone else is going through, so always be kind.

There is beauty in imperfection.

Take time to appreciate the little things in life, for they often bring the most joy.

Don’t be afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. That’s where growth happens.

It’s okay to say no and set boundaries. Your mental health is important.

Embrace aging gracefully and be proud of the wisdom that comes with it.

Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

Surround yourself with people who lift you up and support you, not bring you down.

Life is too short to hold grudges. Forgive, but never forget.

Find joy in the journey, not just the destination.

Self-care is not selfish. It’s necessary to recharge and show up as the best version of yourself.

Love yourself first, and everything else will fall into place.

Literary awards

  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2007)