Sex and the City: The best quotes

Sex and the City gave us some of the best quotes about fashion, sex, love and friendship. So let's recap some of the funniest, most astute and heart-warming lines from the oh-so fabulous Carrie Bradshaw & co.

1. ‘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 Bradshaw

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Carrie Bradshaw

2. ‘Honey, what’s the point of being in the suburbs if you’re not going to fuck a gardener?’ Samantha Jones

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Samantha Jones

3. ‘I know your friends just fine. Charlotte is the brunette, Miranda is the redhead, and Samantha is trouble.’ Mr Big

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Mr Big and Carrie Bradshaw

4. ‘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 Hobbes

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Miranda Hobbes

5. ‘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 York

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Charlotte York

6. ‘Ugly sex is hot. Some of the best sex I’ve had is with people I can’t stand.’ Anthony Merentino

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Anthony Merentino

7. ‘Gay men understand what’s important: clothes, compliments and cocks.’ Samantha

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Carrie Bradshaw

8. ‘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

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Samantha Jones

9. ‘What’s the big mystery? It’s my clitoris, not the sphinx.’ Miranda

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Miranda Hobbes

10. ‘Trey, you have a boner… I can’t discuss my notes if you have a boner.’ Charlotte

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Charlotte York

11. ‘Sexy is what I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.’ Miranda

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Miranda Hobbes

12. ‘I think I have monogamy. I caught it from you people.’ Samantha

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Samantha Jones

13. ‘And then I realised something, twenty-something girls are just fabulous, until you see one with the man who broke your heart.’ Carrie

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Miranda, Samantha and Carrie

14. ‘Oh please, there’s always a competition with an ex, it’s called ‘who’ll die miserable?’ Samantha

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Charlotte and Samantha

15. ‘Abso-fucking-lutely.’ Mr Big

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Carrie and Mr Big

16. ‘He raped my face. I’m never dating again.’ Charlotte

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Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha and Carrie

17. ‘I feel the same way about being a bridesmaid as you feel about Botox. Painful and unnecessary.’ Samantha

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Miranda, Charlotte, Carrie and Samantha

18. ‘He doesn’t even know me , the least he could do is get to know me before he rejects me.’ Miranda

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Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha and Carrie

19. ‘I curse the day you were born!’ Charlotte

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Charlotte, Carrie, Samantha and Miranda

20. ‘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

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Carrie Bradshaw

21. ‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

22. ‘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

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Charlotte, Carrie, Samantha and Miranda

23. ‘Fuck me badly once, shame on you. Fuck me badly twice, shame on me.’ Samantha

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Samantha Jones

24. ‘Do any of you have a completely unremarkable friend or maybe a houseplant I could go to dinner with on Saturday night?’ Miranda

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Miranda, Carrie, Charlotte and Samantha

25. ‘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

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Carrie Bradshaw

26. ‘You and I are like that red wall. It’s a good idea in theory, but somehow it doesn’t quite work.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

27. ‘All righty? He said all righty? Now I’m thinking the upsetting thing isn’t that you proposed, it’s that you proposed to a guy that says “all righty”.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

28. ‘Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

29. ‘I’m not even sure bisexuality exists. I think it’s just a layover on the way to Gay Town.’ Carrie

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Mr Big and Carrie

30. ‘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

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Carrie Bradshaw

31. ‘I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

32. ‘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

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Carrie and Mr Big

33. ‘I will not be the first one to speak. And if he never calls me again, I’ll always think of him fondly, as an asshole.’

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Carrie Bradshaw

34. ‘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

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Carrie and Stanford

35. ‘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

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Samantha Jones

36. ‘To me the mark of a fine penis is width.’ Miranda

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Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha

37. ‘Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

38. ‘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

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Carrie Bradshaw

39. ‘I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

40. ‘They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.’ Carrie

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Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha

41. ‘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

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Carrie Bradshaw

42. ‘When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.’ Carrie

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Charlotte, Carrie and Miranda

43. ‘Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

44. ‘In a courtroom, reasonable doubt can get you off for murder. In an engagement, it makes you feel like a bad person’ Miranda

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Carrie and Mr Big

45. ‘Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls… because they can.’ Samantha

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The Sex and the City girls

46. ‘I’m a 34-year-old woman with braces and I’m on a liquid diet. Pain doesn’t begin to cover it.’ Miranda

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Miranda and Carrie

47. ‘You have a lot of nerve telling me to get a wax. If you were in Aruba the natives could bead your back. And it’s not just there; every time I blow you I feel like I’m flossing.‬’ Samantha

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Carrie and Samantha

48. ‘There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t… involve… a post-it!’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

49. ‘I have a style and jewelled panties aren’t it.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

50. ‘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 you love, well, that’s just fabulous.’ Carrie

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Carrie Bradshaw

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