10 of my all time Favorite Carrie Bradshaw Quotes

Since watching Sex and the City for the very first time, Carrie Bradshaw has made a lasting impression on me. Just check my “about me” page for confirmation, though I started The Fairy Princess Diaries before watching Sex and the City, Carrie has definitely inspired my writing (especially when it comes to dating). I’ve collected a few of my favorite Carrie Bradshaw quotes to share with you. Whether Carrie is dishing out dating advice, talking about girlfriends or learning to love herself I believe Carrie is relatable to most girly-girls out there.

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“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself”.

Coming from Carrie, who writes about relationships, this quote is such a gem. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our relationships (romantic or otherwise) that we forget to have a relationship with ourself. 

“Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be”.

A reminder that occasionally we need to evolve (& change) to grow, and letting go of pieces of ourselves isn’t always a bad thing.

“I like my money where I can see it, in my closet”.

I live by this one, meaning Jordan and I had to devote the larger bedroom in our apartment to shoes, bags and clothes. We’re  both a little like Carrie in that respect!

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“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 them”.

I used this quote as a toast to my Aunt at her wedding. She’s one of the bravest, wildest, most independent women I know and it felt appropriate on her special day.

“Some love stories aren’t epic novels-some are short stories. But that doesn’t make them any less filled with love”.

A great reminder after a short lived romance. I’ve felt stupid for crying over breakups when the relationship only lasted a couple of months, but in reality the short stories are meant to touch us (sometimes) just as much as the novels.

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies”.

This quote is perfect for the girl who refuses to settle, I think that girl should be all of us.

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

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“Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with”.

Is this ideology not every single girl’s mantra?

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“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”.

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“I am someone who is looking for real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-eachother love”.

& when it comes to love, this is the kind I want. Thanks for the reminder Carrie!


I always love Carrie Bradshaw (can you believe I just hopped on the SATC bandwagon two summers ago?) but I think I’ve been particularly obsessed since booking a last minute trip to New York City for a long weekend. I’ve been to New York a few times before. My previous trips have always been in the humid east coast summer, I’m excited to experience New York so close to Christmas time.

Tonight I’m packing for my trip and I’m flying out early tomorrow morning. Follow me on SnapChat and Instagram for glimpses of my NYC weekend. Do you love Carrie Bradshaw as much as I do? Do you have any favorite Sex and the City quotes? Which SATC girl do you characterize yourself as?

  1. Love that last quote!! And even though I still think she should have stuck with Aidan, I think she Carrie always had the best one-liners :)

    Lauren :)
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  2. I am obsessed with SATC. I firmly believe there is an episode for everything in life. Literally more often than not I say, hey in an episode of Sex and the City the same thing happened, etc. You’ll love NYC this time of year. It’s magic. And I’m totally a Charlotte. So there’s that. ;)

  3. You pretty much got all the good ones! My fave one is about Napa, when she’s talking with big! It’s so cheesy and catchy, it always makes me laugh! Love that show beyond words, and watch any episode if it’s on! Xoxo, ganeeban

  4. I’m a huge SATC fan- I’ve seen every episode multiple times and it never gets old. I’m so glad you shared these, it makes for such a fun post and makes me want to go binge watch some episodes!!

  5. Carrie Bradshaw is an absolute genius. I love the one about having a relationship with yourself…it’s truly true! great quotes and these made me want to go watch SATC again!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  6. YES! My all time favorite is “I like my money where I can see it….”! I always say that to my family!

    xo Ashley

  7. I could talk about SATC quotes for days! I’ve been a fan for so long, like so long ago that I watched it while it was still on air. I remember negotiating with my mom so that she would let me watch it. haha Carrie and the girls have been my mentors through so much in life. So glad to know that you love quoting them just as much as I do. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  8. So jealous you’re going to NYC. I’ve been dying to return for a visit. It’s funny, I can definitely detect the Carrie Bradshaw in your writing at times… except 2015 as ever, of course! All amazing quotes too. Have fun in NYC!!!

  9. I have always stood by this quote: “I am someone who is looking for real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-eachother love”. And now that I think I’ve found it, it was SO worth the wait.

  10. So you know how there’s all these famous girl groups, and you and your friends have to choose which girl you are? I’m always Carrie in all of my friend groups. We just get each other. I love her so much. All of these quotes are amazing! One of my favorite quotes from SATC is “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.”

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