45+ Carrie Bradshaw Quotes About Friendship, Love And, Yes, Shoes

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes

Although not everything about Sex and the City has aged well, the sentiment at the core of the show remains timeless: Manolos and flings come and go, but friendship and self-love never go out of style. And for the times we need to be reminded of that, we can always turn to Carrie Bradshaw quotes for a refresher. Was everyone’s favorite neurotic, fashion-obsessed, “sexpert” columnist flawed? Sure. Do we still love, love, love her? Yep.

Plus, with the oh-so-exciting news that a Sex and the City revival is coming to HBO Max, there’s no better time to revisit Carrie’s witty, well-styled world full of romance (and dating disasters), best friends (aka Samantha Jones, Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes), and being fabulous. So, grab a cosmopolitan, kick back, and soak up the wisdom in these Carrie Bradshaw quotes.

Carrie Bradshaw Quotes About Friends


  1. “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.”
  2. “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.”
  3. “It’s hard to find people who will love you no matter what. I was lucky enough to find three of them.”
  4. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Friendships don’t magically last 40 years. You have to invest in them.”

About Love


  1. “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Some love stories aren’t epic novels — some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.”
  4. “There comes a point in every relationship when romance gives way to reality.”
  5. “After he left, I cried for a week. And then I realized I do have faith. Faith in myself. Faith that I would one day meet someone who would be sure that I was the one.”
  6. “It wasn’t logic. It was love.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “If you love someone and you break up, where does the love go?”
  10. “Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us and understand us and kiss our three heads and make it all better.”

About Life


  1. “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.”
  2. “It’s the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the second you stop looking for it.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Life gives you lots of chances to screw up, which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives?”
  7. “Welcome to the age of un-innocence. No one has breakfast at Tiffany’s and no one has affairs to remember.”
  8. “Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?”
  9. “Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”
  10. “Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.”

About Fashion


  1. “Maybe the best any of us can do is not to quit, play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorize the outfit we got.”
  2. “A relationship is like couture — if it doesn’t fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.”
  3. “I like my money where I can see it: hanging in my closet.”
  4. “I figured we made a good match. I was adept at fashion; he was adept at politics. And really, what’s the difference? They’re both about recycling shop-worn ideas and making them seem fresh and inspiring.”
  5. “Sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more.”
  6. “We keep dresses we’ll never again, but we throw away our ex-boyfriends.”
  7. “Women come to New York for the two Ls: Labels and love.”
  8. “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it.”
  9. “I have a style, and jeweled panties aren’t it.”
  10. “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 Bradshaw Quotes About Shoes


  1. “I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married. To myself. And I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik.”
  2. “With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom. By purchasing too many pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes.”
  3. “I’m not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?”
  4. “Please sir, you can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch, but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks!”
  5. “Hi! I’m not here right now. But my shoes are, so leave a message!”
  6. “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.”
  7. “Oh my god! Do you know what these are?! Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth.”
  8. “When one door closes, a shoebox opens.”
  9. “When I want a ridiculously extravagant pair of shoes, I find a way to buy them.”
  10. “I’ve spent $400 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.”
  11. “Here lies Carrie. She had two loves and lots o’ shoes.”

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