Sex And The City: 12 Most Memorable Carrie Bradshaw Quotes

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After six seasons and two feature films, Carrie Bradshaw is now a household name. It’s been over 10 years since the series finale of Sex and the City and “Carrie Fever” is still going strong. During every episode, the fictional columnist for the New York Star shared her thoughts, experiences and insights on life and love in the Big Apple. Here are 12 memorable Carrie quotes from the series.

12. On Gambling

“People go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates, hoping to hit the jackpot. But, mostly, you just wind up broke or alone in a bar. If we know the house always wins, why gamble?” (Season 5, Episode 3 – Luck Be An Old Lady)

11. On Older Men

“Men in their 40s are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle – tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you got the right answer.” (Season 1, Episode 4 – Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys)


10. On Priorities

“You know when I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more.” (Season 4, Episode 2 – The Real Me)

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9. On The Past

“Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.” (Season 5, Episode 1 – Anchors Away)

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8. On Being Single

“Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you.[…] Hallmark doesn’t make a “Congratulations! You Didn’t Marry the Wrong Guy” card.” (Season 6, Episode 9 – A Woman’s Right To Shoes)

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7. On Shoes

“The fact is, sometimes it’s 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.” (Season 6, Episode 9 – A Woman’s Right To Shoes)

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6. On Commitment

“Maybe I didn’t break Big. Maybe the problem was he couldn’t break me. Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.”  (Season 2, Episode 18 – Ex in the City)

5. On Regrets

“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. As we speed along this endless road to the destination called ‘Who We Hope To Be,’ I can’t help but whine: ‘Are We There Yet?’” (Season 4, Episode 11 – Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda)

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4. On Resilience

“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 and all, and finish. And that’s just what I did. Because when real people fall down in life, they get right back and keep on walking.” (Season 4, Episode 2 – The Real Me)


3. On Settling

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” (Season 5, Episode 8 – I Love a Charade)

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2. On Self-Love

“Later that day, I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something 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 find someone to love the you you love…Well? That’s just fabulous.” (Season 6, Episode 20 – An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux)

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1. On Playing It Cool

“Damn. It would have been so cool if I hadn’t looked back!” (Season 1, Episode 4 – Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys)

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