I had my Quotes page for quite a while now, it’s pretty popular, can’t complain :P Yet, I’ve decided to list here some Sex and the City quotes to have all in one place.
Quotes from Candace Bushnell’s,
Sex and the City
" I’m flattered that so many of you showed up to hear me talk.
The fact is, I have had a lot of experience with men. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it very ugly.
There are two million single men in this city. I have dated about a million of them. All these men are right outside your door.
Next time you step out with your shoes and traveling cappuccino, take a look around. Our metropolis is stacked with men.
You never know who you’ll run into.
You can turn a corner and boom: bright lights, date city."
" Later that day I got to thinking about relationships.
There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back.
But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous!"
" Maybe mistakes are what make our fate… without them what would shape our lives?
Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change, so do cities, people come into your life and they 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."
" Why do we let the one thing we don’t have affect how we feel about all the things we do have?
Why does one minus a ‘plus one’ feel like it adds up to zero?"
" Let’s be honest. Sometimes there is nothing harder in life than being happy for somebody else. Like lottery winners. Or extremely successful people who are 27.
And then there’s that hell on earth that only your closest friends can inflict on you – the baby shower."
" And even though time had moved us on, I managed to stay exactly where I was … in love."
" We all get freaked out from time to time, but we keep trying because you have to figure, if the world fattest twins can find love there’s hope for all of us.
Somewhere, out there, there’s another little freak who’ll love us, understand us, will kiss our three heads and make it all better."
" Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them."
" After years of living in the city I assumed that if my friends and I ever got our fairytale endings, that would be the end of the story.
But real life always has a twist."
" I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.
And I don’t think that love is here in this expensive suite in this lovely hotel in Paris."
" When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones. Because you can never really know.
Some people are settling down, some are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies…"
" I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet."
" No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends."
" 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."
" I rarely think of the past. I only care of what will happen today, tonight, tomorrow."
" Is hesitation a sign that it’s not right or is it a sign that you’re not ready? In matters of love, how do you know when it’s right?"
“ Later, I started thinking about restlessness and relationships. Once we’ve found what we’re looking for, why are some of us reluctant to let go of our single selves? Is single life such a constant flurry of fun and friends that settling down immediately fills us with the urge to shake things up again? And, why does becoming part of a couple imply settling down? To be in a couple, do you need to put a single self on a shelf?”
“ When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.”
“ Sometimes it takes a friend to make a picture perfect but a picture perfect friendship…well, that’s just ethos.”
“ That’s the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore.”
“ Like that freckle on my face that he once told me that he loved……I could do my best to hide it during the day, but at night, after I washed the city off my face there it was, a tiny brown dot near the tip of my lip. And I wondered how something so small could suddenly seem so big.”
“ That night I started to think about belief. Maybe it’s not even advisable to be an optimist after the age of 30. Maybe pessimism is something we have to start applying daily, like moisturizer. Otherwise, how do you bounce back when reality batters your belief system and love does not, as promised, conquer all. I couldn’t help but wonder…what’s the harm in believing?”
“ We could only wonder how she would be able to dust herself off and start over. over again. And yet we knew we couldn’t bear for her not to, and felt ever more optimistic that after all her struggles, she would someday meet her man, her equal: a man with the same charisma, love of life, and humanity she possessed. In the meantime, she’d have her friends. And the knowledge that she deserved the world."
“ I had a choice; I could slink off the runway and let my inner model die of shame, or I could pick myself up, flaws ‘n all and finish.
And that’s just what I did. Because when real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking.”
“ A relationship without pain is a relationship not worth having.”
“ Some love stories aren’t epic novels – some are short stories. But that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.”
“ Maybe there are no right moments, right guys, right answers. Maybe you just have to say what’s in your heart.”
“ That’s the thing about friends, they will always hold your hair back when you’re sick.”
“ In love relationships there is a fine line between pleasure and pain. In fact it is a common belief that a relationship without pain is a relationship not worth having. To some pain implies growth. But how do we know when the growing pains stop and the pain pains begin? Are we masochists or optimists if we continue to walk that fine line?”
“ When things come too easy we’re suspect. Do they have to get complicated before we believe they’re for real? We’re raised to believe that the course of true love never runs smoothly. There always have to be obstacles in Act Two before you can live happily ever after in Act Three. But what happens when the obstacles aren’t there? Does that mean there’s something missing? Do we need drama to make a relationship work?”
“ No matter how far you travel or how much you run from it, can you ever really escape your past?”
“ Sometimes second chances work out even better than the first because you learn from your mistakes.”
“ Does anybody really know when it’s right? And how do you know – are there signs? Fireworks? Is it right when it feels comfortable or is comfortable a sign that there’s no fireworks?
Is hesitation a sign that it’s not right, or is it just a sign that you’re not ready? In matters of love how do you know when it’s right?”
“ I started thinking about honesty. Maybe the whole idea was overrated. Maybe coming clean is the ultimate selfish act: a way to absolve yourself by hurting someone who doesn’t deserve to be hurt…”
“ Is hope a drug we need to go off of? Or is it keeping us alive? What’s the harm in believing?”
“ As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”
“ If you love someone and it didn’t work out does that mean that they weren’t your soul mate? were they just a runner-up contestant in this show called happily ever after?”
“ One of the reasons some people still risk the possible horror of a first date is the possible magic of the first kiss at the front door.”
“ Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”
“ When a relationship dies do we ever really give up the ghost or are we forever haunted by the spirits of relationships past?”
“ So just love, make mistakes, and have wonderful times, but never second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly, where it is you are going.”
“ Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.”
“ Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.”
“ It’s the reviews you give to yourself that matter.”