You've been living by Nora Ephon's style mantras for years -- you just didn't know it. The journalist, author and screenwriter was witty as all get-out when it came to matters of fashion, distilling the keenest sartorial wisdom into the most clever of bon mots.

Our favorite? "Everything matches black, especially black."

Which is to say, of course, that Nora was a woman after our own hearts and the hearts of women everywhere. As we remember Nora, who died today at age 71, as both a literary and style icon, take a look back at the beloved writer's best quotes on style. For any woman, stylish or not, they're true words to live by.

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  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Nora Ephron On Style

  • Sarah Lacy interviews Nora Ephron about You've Got Mail, Arianna Huffington and about the changing social media and dating at NYC Disrupt 2011.