14 Funny Sex and the City Quotes Filled With Life Changing Ideas

Improve Your Love Life With 4 Thought Provoking Insights

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If you are like me, you have lived, breathed, and talked about Sex and the City in the late 90’s. Carrie Bradshaw and her rocking friends had an influence on your life. You must have been unable to resist those online surveys that promise to reveal which character of Sex and the City you resemble most. You have probably been to shopping websites that sold eye-popping fashionable apparel a la fashionista Carrie Bradshaw.

And if I may dare say, just as your bated breath awaited the release of the two Sex and the City (SATC) movies, you are probably crossing your fingers for the release of the next movie from the SATC stable.

Of course there was much criticism on social networking sites and blogs about the indulgent life the four women portrayed. Many found their sexual misadventures over the top, and a bad portrayal of the lifestyle of single women in megacities. Despite the backlash, the theme of Sex and the City endured. In Carrie Bradshaw's words: "They say nothing lasts forever … dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style." So what lessons did we pick up from the fashionable four in Sex and the City?

1. Ask Tough Questions
Every episode of Sex and the City left you with pertinent questions -- questions that would haunt you in the middle of the night. Questions that you would want to hide from.

Questions that threaten your beautifully constructed life, which stands on a bedrock of uncomfortable truths. Should we dig out the dirt? Or should we let the rot stay until it raises a stink?

In one of the episodes, Carrie begins her writing with: “While women are certainly no strangers to faking it ...

we faked our hair color, cup size. Hell, we've even faked fur. I couldn’t help but wonder: Has fear of being alone ... suddenly raised the bar on faking? Are we faking more than orgasms?” [Season 2, Episode 4, "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?"]

The tough part about asking tough questions is obviously facing the bitter and ugly truth. But once you find the courage to look in the mirror, you will find it easier to work on your shortcomings. And you'd probably save money that you'd have to spend on therapy later.

2. Take Risks
Who said life is a joyride? If you don't step into unchartered waters, how would you discover new territory? In relationships, you may have to take a leap of faith. Go with 'gut instinct' rather than a return-on-investment analysis. If you have been through breakups before, and fear failure, take a leaf out of Carrie Bradshaw's book. She's not the one to stay down. Pick yourself up, dust yourself, and move on. New love awaits.

3. Be a Loyal Friend
In Season 2, Episode 1 [Take Me Out to the Ball Game] Carrie Bradshaw muses, “And finally, the most important break up rule: no matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never go through it, without your friends."

The enduring theme of Sex and the City is friendship.

Carrie and her friends go through ups and downs. They go through relationship crises, breakups, marriage, divorce, and all that comes in between. However the one thing constant in their turbulent life is their affection for one another. True, they have their differences. Each one has a different perspective on life and relationships. However, that does not alter their equation with each other. Sex and the City teaches you that friends are forever, and friendships are to be treasured.

4. Life Ain't Over at 30, So Go Out and Celebrate!
I like the energy and spirited living that Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte exude in the show. They are feisty, full of life, and fantastic! In Season 2, Episode 17 [Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women] Carrie Bradshaw and her friends grapple with the truth about ageing.

While each has her unique way of deflecting, or accepting, the truth, the girls find a way to celebrate their age, and cherish the bounties that come with it.

As Carrie Bradshaw puts it, "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."

Here are some more amazing quotes from Sex and the City. I promise, they will keep you hooked to the show for the next 10 years.

Season 6 Episode 7 [The Post-it Always Sticks Twice] 
When Charlotte announces her engagement with Harry
Charlotte: I just feel kind of silly that I made such a big fuss about my ring earlier.
Samantha: Oh, honey, a diamond that big deserves a parade!

Season 4 Episode 8 [My Motherboard, My Self]
Samantha: I'll admit I have had to polish myself off once or twice, but yes, when I RSVP to a party, I make it my business to come.

Season 3 Episode 15 [Hot Child in the City]
In this scene, Carrie who is dating Wade Adams is at his place on the rooftop enjoying buckets of fried chicken. Carrie throws the pieces of chicken at Wade, and then laughs hysterically as she tries to pick them.
Carrie: <laughing uncontrollably> Wait, Wade, Wait... The Chicken Wings! If they come in and see billions of chicken wings they're gonna know [more laughing]
Carrie: ...that we were smoking the POT!

Season 3, Episode 31 [Where There's Smoke…]
Miranda: What's in your goodie drawer? Robert's Rules of Order?
Charlotte: I don't have a goodie drawer.
Carrie: Oh, everybody has a goodie drawer.
Samantha: I have a goodie closet!

Season 3, Episode 12 [Don't Ask, Don't Tell]
Charlotte: I finally get to sleep with Trey.
Carrie: Excuse me?
Miranda: You haven't slept with him yet?
Samantha: Honey, before you buy the car you take it for a test drive!

Season 1, Episode 5 [The Power of Female Sex]
Samantha: Money is power, sex is power, therefore, getting money for sex is simply an exchange of power.
Carrie: Once again, Samantha managed to up-sex me.

Season 2, Episode 18 [Ex and the City]
Carrie: We keep dresses we’ll never wear again, but we throw away our ex-boyfriends. 

And now, here are some outstanding quotes from Sex and the City movie:

Sex and the City (2008)

Miranda: Charlotte has pudding in her Prada.

Carrie: Lets go down to the hotel for dinner tonight, I need to get myself out of my Mexi-coma.

Carrie: Yes, the honeymoon to a romantic Mexican resort that I prepaid on my credit card to surprise the man who jilted me.

Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Samantha: There ought to be a law against hiring a nanny who looks like that.
Carrie: Yeah, the Jude Law.

Samantha: [after her condoms fall out of her purse in the market in front of a bunch of angry men] Yes! Condoms! I have sex!

Anthony: He gets the wedding, and I get to cheat.
Charlotte: What? You get to cheat just because you're gay?
Anthony: No, because I'm Italian!

Samantha: Lawrence of my labia!