I don’t want to be one of those people lying on my deathbed thinking I should have eaten more donuts. I think it’s helpful to know what are the things that really make you happy, and you have to do them while you still can do them.
Nora Ephron talking with Leonard Lopate in 2010. The author died last night at the age of 71.
As we lay naked before the fireplace, I asked Bon Iver about his idea of earthly happiness. ‘To live in contact with those I love, with the beauties of nature, with a quantity of flannel and climbing trees, and to have, within easy distance, a pond rich with trout.’