25 Carrie Bradshaw Quotes on Love, Friendship and Living Your Best Life

It’s impossible to imagine where we’d be without the iconic Carrie Bradshaw.

After six seasons of career changes, tight-knit friendships and romantic escapades in Sex and the City, Carrie has taught us a lot about this roller coaster called life. And fortunately for us, she made a comeback with her BFFs in HBO Max’s SATC sequel, And Just Like That.

With so much buzz already surrounding the upcoming series, we thought we’d celebrate our favorite quintessential city girl by rounding up her best words of wisdom so far. Keep reading for 25 Carrie Bradshaw quotes on love, fashion, friendship and more.

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

2. “Some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.”


3. “Life gives you lots of chances to screw up, which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”

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

5. “Friendships don’t magically last 40 years. You have to invest in them.”


6. “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.”

7. “A relationship is like couture. If it doesn’t fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.”


8. “When one door closes, a shoebox opens.”


9. "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 that you love, well, that's just fabulous."

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

11. “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.”


12. “Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.”


13. “I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married. To myself. And I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik.”

14. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with.”

15. "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."


16. “There comes a point in every relationship when romance gives way to reality.”


17. “I’m not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?”

18. “Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives?”


19. “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.”

20. "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."

21. "That’s the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore."

22. "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."

23. “I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet."

24. "Men, in their 40s are like The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle; tricky, complicated and you're never really sure you've got the right answer."

25. "It's the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the second you stop looking for it."