“You do get to a certain point in life where you have to realistically, I think, understand that the days are getting short and you can’t put things off, thinking you’ll get to them someday. If you really want to do them, you better do them…So I’m very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing, so that you can do a great deal of it.
You know when my close friend died, you know—we always played the game, What would your last meal be? Mine happens to be a Nate ‘n Al’s hot dog. But Judy was dying of throat cancer, and she said, I can’t even have my last meal.
And that’s what you have to know: If you’re serious about it, have it now. Have it tonight, have it all the time, so that when you’re on your death bed, you’re not thinking, Oh, I should have had more of Nate ‘n Al’s hot dogs.” —Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012), interviewed on NPR November 9, 2010