Sex and the City Quotes

Sex and the City main cast, from left to right: Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Sex and the City quotes. Sex and the City (also SATC) was a long-running television series on HBO. The show followed Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and friends through the sexual and interpersonal jungle of adult life in New York City.

The series is based on a book by Candace Bushnell. In the future, this page might include quotes from the book; as of now it only has quotes from the movies and the tv show.


Movie poster for Sex and the City.

Carrie: I'm thinking balls are to men what purses are to women. It's just a little bag, but we feel naked in public without it.

Miranda: (looking at a bridal magazine) Ooh! Cute purse!
Charlotte: No purses! There's no time for purses! This is gown-specific!
Miranda: What's your theme again? A Nazi wedding?

Wade: I know you've heard of Wonder Woman.
Carrie: Ooh, with the bracelets and the tiara. I used to love that even her accessories had superpowers.

Charlotte: Do you have another?
Carrie: Ladies, I am not Tampax central. Put on list: buy tampons.
Charlotte: Well, I have them at home but they won't fit in my Kate Spade purse.
Miranda: Wow. Kate must have a tiny vagina.


Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) in a still from season 2.

See also: style and beauty

Miranda: When did all the men get together and decide that they were only going to get it up for giraffes with big breasts?

Carrie: I thought I had come to terms with my looks the year I turned thirty, when I realized I no longer had the energy to be completely superficial.

Samantha: I happen to love the way I look.
Miranda: You should. You paid enough for it.

Charlotte: I just know no matter how good I feel about myself, if I see Christy Turlington, I just want to give up!
Miranda: Well, I just want to tie her down and force-feed her lard, but that's the difference between you and me.

Carrie: I just love Sleeping Beauty! The music, the sets, the costumes. It's so romantic!
Stanford: You only like it because she sleeps for a hundred years and doesn't age.

Samantha: Honey, you know me, I don't really believe in marriage; now Botox on the other hand, that works every time.

Miranda: Sexy is the thing I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.

Miranda: Whatever happened to aging gracefully?
Carrie: It got old.

James: And how are the most beautiful women in Manhattan?
Miranda: If we see them, we'll ask.

Carrie: I began to realize that being beautiful is like having a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park: completely unfair and usually bestowed upon those who deserve it least.


Carrie Bradshaw and her closet.

Susan Sharon: It's 100% Italian cashmere and light as a feather.
Carrie: God, I love it! It's a cashmere-acle!

Carrie: Charlotte hadn't been that excited since she tried on her JV cheerleading uniform for the first time.

Carrie: It was hard to be huffy in a cloth robe but somehow Samantha pulled it off.

Charlotte: [about a waiter dressed in a bondage outfit] How does he wait on tables dressed like that? It's humiliating.
Carrie: Well, the summer I worked at Howard Johnson's I had to wear an orange hat.

Vaughn: Hey, GQ called.
Carrie: Really? They want you to write something?
Vaughn: No, they want me to wear something. It's great to be a writer these days. There's so little writing involved.
Carrie: Just don't be photographed in anything sleeveless. No one who went sleeveless ever won a Pulitzer.

Samantha: I once dated a guy who liked to wear my underwear but I've never gone the other way.
Stanford: See, when you're gay, everyone can wear everyone's underwear.
Charlotte: That's hygienic.

Carrie: You can't be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat in a cuter outfit.

Miranda: (about a man wearing a kilt) I wonder what they wear underneath those?
Samantha: I'll find out!


Sex and the City on a street in New York.

Charlotte: My marriage is a fake Fendi!

Stanford: Oh my God, she's fashion road-kill!

Charlotte: Imagine, being blind and not being able to see a beautiful day like today. Can you think of anything worse?
Anthony: Stonewashed jeans and a matching jacket.

Charlotte: [whispering] Could you please not use the F-word in Vera Wang?

Carrie: He was like the flesh and blood equivalent of a DKNY dress: you know it's not your style but it's right there, so you try it on anyway.

Carrie: (on seeing Mr. Big leaving church with his mother) There he was, wearing Armani on a Sunday: Mr. Big. I'll admit it was a bit of a shock. Up until that moment I thought he only believed in the Yankees.

Samantha: Once we get the breath under control, I'm going to take him shopping for a whole new wardrobe. He's a cute little fixer-upper!
Carrie: Sweetheart, he's a man, not a brownstone.

Carrie: 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.

Carrie: I made him swear on Chanel.
Miranda: Well, as long as he took the oath of fabric!

Carrie: You just caught us a little off guard with the lesbian thing.
Samantha: That's just a label, like Gucci or Versace.
Carrie: Or Birkenstock.

Carrie: Honey, if it hurts so much, why are we going shopping?
Samantha: I have a broken toe, not a broken spirit.

Carrie: I fell. I fell in Dior. So I decided that the more I purchased the less they'd think of me as the American who fell in Dior.
Aleksandr: They don't think like that.
Carrie: Well, not anymore they don't. This is the shopping equivalent of a lobotomy.

Carrie: How about I read you a little bit of my favorite poetry?
Aleksandr: Please.
Carrie: [reads from Vogue] "Cocktails at Tiffany's calls for classic charm. Oscar de La Renta sleeveless silk full skirted dress with black patent leather bow belt." Now that is pure poetry.


Carrie: It's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes––that's why you sometimes need really special shoes!

Miranda: I had to walk all the way from the subway in these heels. My feet are killing me.
Steve: Why didn't you just carry them and wear sneakers like everyone else?
Miranda: Stop. You can take me out of Manhattan but you can't take me out of my shoes.

Carrie: 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!

Miranda:I had to walk all the way from the subway in these heels. My feet are killing me.
Steve: Why didn't you just carry them and wear sneakers like everyone else?
Miranda: Stop. You can take me out of Manhattan but you can't take me out of my shoes.

Carrie: I realized I was in the throes of an existential crisis. One that not even the sight of this season's Dolce & Gabbana strappy sandals could lift me out of.

Carrie: Which kind [of pregnancy test] do I get?
Miranda: Here. This one's on sale: half off.
Carrie: I just spent $395 on a pair of open-toed Gucci's last week. This is not the place to be frugal.

Carrie: I tried the trapeze yesterday for that piece that I'm writing.
Charlotte: I could never! I have the most terrible fear of heights.
Carrie: Well, I do not. You've seen my shoes.


Miranda: Twenty dollars for a hamburger. Oh, that's reasonable.

Samantha: Pathetic! When I moved to this neighborhood, the only thing that cost twenty dollars was a hand job from a tranny.

Miranda: Elizabeth Taylor got gang-banged in the park?
Samantha: Oh god, that's so 80's!

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