20 Sex And The City Quotes To Live Your Life By

It’s been 20-years since the cult show first graced our screens, but the lessons – and laughs – live on!

Don’t drive yourself crazy wanting everything right now

“It’s the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the very second you stop looking for it.” – Carrie 

Surround yourself with the right people

“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.” – Carrie

Carrie and co were the original Squad goals

“Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates. And then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.” – Charlotte

Fashion is the universal language

“I couldn’t understand a word she was saying, but I felt I had in my possession all the Italian I’d ever need to know: Dolce, Dolce, Dolce.” – Carrie

Sometimes we need to learn to go with the flow

“Sometimes we need to stop analysing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.” – Carrie.


Enjoy being young while you still can

“When you’re a teenager, all you want to do is buy beer. But once you hit 30 all you want to do is to get carded.” – Miranda   

True friends will always be there for you no matter how much time passes

“After all, seasons change, so do cities; people come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” – Carrie

If things aren’t going your way, don’t give up

“He has one ball, and I have a lazy ovary! In what twisted world does that create a baby? It’s like the Special Olympics of conception.”  – Miranda

Screw the rules, do what you makes you happy

“When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.’ – Carrie 

If you want to buy the shoes – buy the shoes!

“The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. – Carrie

But don’t forget to save for a rainy day

“I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” – Carrie 

Embrace your single fabulous self!

“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” – Carrie

Ladies, go easy on your bridesmaids

“I feel the same way about being a bridesmaid as you feel about Botox. Painful and unnecessary.” – Samantha 

Never settle!

“I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” – Carrie

Not being perfect is ok

 “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” – Carrie 

Stay true to yourself

 “I will not be judged by you or society. I will wear whatever and blow whomever I want as long as I can breathe – and kneel.” – Samantha 

Don’t judge a book by its cover

“I used to think those people who sat alone at Starbucks writing on their laptops were pretentious posers. Now I know: They are people who have recently moved in with someone.” – Carrie

Know when to stand your ground

“I will not be the first one to speak. And if he never calls me again, I’ll always think of him fondly, as an asshole.” – Carrie

Friends are forever

 “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie


You have to love yourself before anyone else can

 ‘The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.’ – Carrie 

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