“Happy marriages aren’t all alike, but most happy marriages aren’t particularly interesting. But divorce is. Love is bland; the end of love is riveting. Love is serious; the end of love is farce. Love is mysterious and elusive; the end of love is specific to a fault. And when love ends, in the hands of lawyers, you can often see things about marriage that sometimes make me wonder whether half of American marriages (whether headed for divorce or not) aren’t, for the most part, performances.” ——Nora Ephron in a 2004 special issue of The Nation on marriage, in a forum called “Can Marriage Be Saved?”
“I think it’s like a lot of things about getting older — you have absolutely no imagination that this is actually going to happen to you. You think for quite a while you’re going to be the only person who doesn’t need reading glasses, or the only person who doesn’t go through menopause … and in the end, the only person who isn’t going to die. And then you suddenly are faced with whichever of those things it is, and you can’t believe how unimaginative you have been about what it actually consists of.” —Nora Ephron on NPR. (via nprfreshair)
“Despite making billions last year, why do you deny the people cleaning your buildings a living wage?” ——Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez to Jamie Dimon on Tuesday. The 37 year-old single mother of three traveled all the way to Washington, DC to ask Dimon that one simple question. See how he responded here.
“As Catholic sisters, we must speak out against the current House Republican budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. We do so because it harms people who are already suffering.” ——Nuns on the Bus, who are touring the country to raise awareness about the harm that would be caused by the Ryan budget.