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Jul 09, 2012, 03:46AM

And I Believe That, Because It's True

A 2010 Salon interview with director/author Nora Ephron vs. a 1995 Paris Review interview with author/humorist Garrison Keillor.

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Nora Ephron: Thank you so much, thank you. But the short answer to your question is no.

Garrison Keillor: Well, that’s a good question.

Ephron: Exactly! That’s what I’m trying to say to you.

Keillor: I just walked around the city. But I couldn’t.

Ephron: This was back in the day when older women had gray hair.

Keillor: No. So they’re almost the same thing.

Ephron: Yes, yes, several of them.

Keillor: All of my weapons were taken away from me.

Ephron: We really don’t have a clue.

Keillor: Nothing left to the imagination at all. It makes the reader feel sorry for you.

Ephron: No, that would be ludicrous.

Keillor: And I believe that, because it’s true.

Ephron: Going through the divorce was horrible.

Keillor: And nobody wants to live with one.

Ephron: I’m paraphrasing, but I just remember reading it and thinking, oh yes, that is so true.

Keillor: I don’t know. I talk in subjects and verbs, and sort of wind around in concentric circles until I get far enough away from the beginning so that I can call it the end, and it ends.

Ephron: And that’s that.


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