These Cheeky And Memorable 'Sex And The City' Quotes Will Carrie You Away

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True friendship is a rare find, especially in a city like New York. But somehow on Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw, and her friends, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, made it look seamless and magical. When it came to sex in the city, however? Well, maybe that wasn’t quite as seamless or magical at times. Which is what made the show so funny, and so, so relatable. When these women spilled the tea about their love lives, they uttered some of the most hilarious and dramatic one-liners that every single woman, whether a New Yorker or not, can identify with. Behold: the best Sex and the City quotes.

  1. “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.” – Carrie
  2. “F— me badly once, shame on you. F— me badly twice, shame on me.” – Samantha
  3. Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives.” – Carrie
  4. “Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates. And then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.” – Charlotte
  5. “Do any of you have a completely unremarkable friend or maybe a houseplant I could go to dinner with on Saturday night?” – Miranda
  6. “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” – Carrie
  7. “Ugly sex is hot. Some of the best sex I’ve had is with people I can’t stand.” – Anthony Merentino
  8. “Why do we let the one thing we don’t have affect how we feel about all the things we do have?” – Carrie
  9. “I read that if you don’t have sex for a year, you can actually become ‘revirginized.'” – Charlotte
  10. “‘Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!’” – Carrie
  11. “You dated Mr. Big. I’m dating Mr. Too Big.” – Samantha
  12. “Sexy is what I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.” – Miranda
  13. “I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live?! I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.” – Carrie
  14. “I don’t believe in the Republican party or the Democratic party. I just believe in parties.” – Samantha
  15. “I’ve been dating since I was fifteen! I’m exhausted! Where is he?” – Charlotte
  16. I save my carbs for wine, it’s called priorities.” – Carrie
  17. “Abso—f—ing—lutely.” – Mr. Big
  18. “Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.” – Carrie
  19. “I think I have monogamy. I caught it from you people.” – Samantha
  20. “I revealed too much too soon. I was emotionally slutty.” – Carrie
  21. “You two are crazy to get married. Marriage ruins everything.” – Miranda
  22. The only thing I learned that night was that maybe I should have stayed home” – Carrie
  23. “I feel the same way about being a bridesmaid as you feel about Botox. Painful and unnecessary.” – Samantha
  24. “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
  25. “We finally have the penis working. I don’t want to scare it.” – Charlotte


  1. “Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.” – Mr. Big
  2. “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.” – Carrie
  3. “The good ones screw you, the bad ones screw you, and the rest don’t know how to screw you.” – Samantha
  4. “And then I realized something, twenty-something girls are just fabulous, until you see one with the man who broke your heart.” – Carrie
  5. “I want to enjoy my success, not apologize for it.” – Miranda
  6. “A closet full of clothes, nothing to wear.” – Carrie
  7. “I curse the day you were born!” Charlotte
  8. “I like my money where I can see it — hanging in my closet.” – Carrie
  9. “I am fifty-f*cking-two, and I will rock this dress.” – Samantha
  10. “Sometimes, as much as I love Brady, being a mother just isn’t enough. I miss my job.” – Miranda
  11. “I’d like a cheeseburger, please, large fries, and a Cosmopolitan!” – Carrie
  12. “The country runs better with a good looking man in the White House. I mean, look what happened with Nixon. No one wanted to f— him, so he f—ed everyone.” – Samantha
  13. “Trey, you have a boner…I can’t discuss my notes if you have a boner.” – Charlotte
  14. “I know your friends just fine. Charlotte is the brunette, Miranda is the redhead, and Samantha is trouble.” – Mr. Big
  15. “Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.” – Carrie
  16. “Last night, Steve and I held hands for an hour and a half watching the fire. He was looking into my eyes, I was looking for the remote.” – Miranda
  17. “What am I supposed to say? ‘Hi, this is my lesbian lover. And P.S.: I’m done with dick’?” – Samantha
  18. “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie
  19. “I’m a trisexual. I’ll try anything once.” – Samantha
  20. “He raped my face. I’m never dating again.” – Charlotte
  21. “Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us and understand us and kiss our three heads and make it all better.” – Carrie
  22. “He has one ball, and I have a lazy ovary! In what twisted world does that create a baby? It’s like the Special Olympics of conception.” – Miranda
  23. “And that phrase ‘great love.’ What does that even mean?” – Carrie
  24. “Gay men understand what’s important: clothes, compliments, and c—cks!” – Samantha
  25. “There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t… involve… a post-it!” – CarrieRelated: These Classic ‘Friends’ Quotes Will Have You Saying “How You Doin’”
  26. “What’s the big mystery? It’s my clitoris, not the Sphinx.” – Miranda
  27. “But it can happen. People do live happily ever after.” – Charlotte
  28. “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.” – Carrie
  29. “You have a lot of nerve telling me to get a wax. If you were in Aruba the natives could bead your back. – Samantha
  30. “Balls are to men what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag, but we’d feel naked in public without it.” – Carrie
  31. “I will not be judged by you or society. I will wear whatever and blow whomever I want as long as I can breathe — and kneel.” – Samantha
  32. “We keep dresses we’ll never wear again, but we throw away our ex-boyfriends.” – Carrie
  33. “He’s just not that into you. So move on.” – Miranda
  34. “I didn’t get married to follow what society wants us to do, we are married, we have the luxury to design our own life.” – Carrie
  35. “I’ll bring the cocktails.” – Samantha
  36. “You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it.” – Carrie
  37. “I don’t want to be the up-the-butt girl, because I mean… Men don’t marry up-the-butt girl. Whoever heard of Mrs. Up-The-Butt? No, no, no. I can’t. I want children and nice bedding, and I just can’t handle this right now.” – Charlotte
  38. “So what are we going to do? Sit around bars, sipping Cosmos and sleeping with strangers when we’re 80?” – Carrie
  39. “Oh please, there’s always a competition with an ex, it’s called ‘who’ll die miserable?'” – Samantha
  40. “It wasn’t logic, it was love.” – Carrie
  41. “Welcome to the age of un-innocence. No one has breakfast at Tiffany’s and no one has affairs to remember.” – Carrie
  42. “He doesn’t even know me, the least he could do is get to know me before he rejects me.” – Miranda
  43. “Alrighty? He said alrighty? Now I’m thinking the upsetting thing isn’t that you proposed, it’s that you proposed to a guy that says ‘alrighty.'” – Carrie
  44. “If I worried what every b*tch in New York was saying about me, I’d never leave the house. – Samantha
  45. “Sometimes the wrong choices lead us to the right places.” – Carrie
  46. “I am never going to be happy. It’s not going to happen for me.” – Miranda
  47. “Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right.” – Carrie
  48. “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” – Carrie
  49. “Easy?! You men have no idea what we’re dealing with. Teeth placement and jaw stress and suction and gag reflex. And all the while bobbing up and down, moaning and trying to breathe through our noses. Easy? Honey, they don’t call it a job for nothing.” – Samantha
  50. “You and I are like that red wall. It’s a good idea in theory, but somehow it doesn’t quite work.” – Carrie
  51. “Monogamy is on its way out again. It had a brief comeback in the 90s, but as the millennium approaches, everyone’s leaving their options open.” – Stanford Blatch
  52. “Women come to New York for two Ls: labels and love.” – Carrie
  53. “To me the mark of a fine penis is width.” – Miranda
  54. “I will not be judged by you or society. I will wear whatever and blow whomever I want as long as I can breathe – and kneel.” – Samantha
  55. “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.” – Carrie
  56. “In a courtroom, reasonable doubt can get you off for murder. In an engagement, it makes you feel like a bad person.” – Miranda
  57. “I used to think those people who sat alone at Starbucks writing on their laptops were pretentious posers. Now I know: They are people who have recently moved in with someone.” – Carrie
  58. “Listen to me! The right guy is an illusion. Start living your lives.” – Samantha
  59. “Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories… But, that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” – Carrie
  60. “I’m a 34-year-old woman with braces and I’m on a liquid diet. Pain doesn’t begin to cover it.” – Miranda
  61. “Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” – Carrie
  62. “I suggested he have a tomato salad, then I suggested we get married.” – Charlotte
  63. “There comes a point in every relationship when romance gives way to reality.” – Carrie
  64. “Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you got the right answer.” – Carrie
  65. “When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.” – Carrie
  66. “Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls… because they can.” – Samantha
  67. “Anyone who’s single in Manhattan gets a little freaked out from time to time. But we keep trying because you have to figure … somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us, understand us … and kiss our three heads and make it all better.” – Carrie
  68. “Your good friend Miranda has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.” – Miranda
  69. “Don’t play hard to get with a man who’s hard to get.” – Samantha
  70. “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.” – Carrie
  71. ‘For something called a fling, it looks like a lot of work.” – Charlotte
  72. “The hard thing about fighting in relationships is that there’s no referee. There’s no one to tell you which comments are below the belt. As a result, someone usually gets hurt.” – Carrie
  73. “I love you… but I love me more.” – Samantha
  74. “I said no white, no ivory, no nothing that says virgin. I have a child. The jig is up.” – Miranda
  75. “And, finally, the most important breakup rule: No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never go through it without your friends.” – Carrie
  76. “Is a relationship saying his name fifty times more a day than my own?” – Samantha
  77. “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” – Carrie
  78. “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.” – Carrie

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