The 30 Best 'Sex and the City' Quotes About Love, Dating, Friendship and Much More

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The 30 Best 'Sex and the City' Quotes About Love, Dating, Friendship and Much More

Though many shows have tried to live up to the greatness of HBO's Sex and the City, none have quite been able to capture the magic created by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis).

Each character had a unique view on dating, friendship, marriage and feminism. Yes, their commentary was often sex-centric and hilariously NSFW (looking at you, Sam Jones), but beyond all the legendary jokes and suggestive euphemisms, Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte also dished out some pretty sage wisdom as they sorted through their priorities in love and life.

Below, you'll find some of the most iconic and/or wisest SATC quotes from each character. Whether you're hunting for the perfect Instagram caption for your best friend selfie or scrolling through memory lane ahead of the SATC reboot And Just Like That, we guarantee these lines will have you feeling all the feels in the best way.

On dating and relationships

"Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love." – Carrie

"Relationships are not about playing games. They’re about mature and honest communication." – Miranda

"I don’t understand why women are so obsessed with getting married? I mean married people just want to be single again, if you’re single the world is your smorgasbord." — Samantha

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"I've been dating since I was 15. I'm exhausted! Where is he?!" — Charlotte

"We whine when we don't have a boyfriend and we whine when we do." — Miranda

"Allow me to get right to the point. After careful consideration, I have decided that this is the year I am getting married." — Charlotte

"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

"It’s so interesting, you can tell a man 'I hate you' and you’ll have the best sex of your life. But tell him 'I love you,' and you’ll probably never see him again." — Samantha

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Photo credit: James Devaney

"It's like those guys you have a great second date with and then you never hear from them again. I pretend they die." — Miranda

"I don't care if you ever marry me. I just want to be with you." — Charlotte

"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

"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

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

On loving yourself

"I want to enjoy my success, not apologize for it." — Miranda

"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

"I will not be judged by you or society." — Samantha

"I'm pretty and I'm smart. I'm a catch." — Charlotte

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"Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies." – Carrie

"Listen to me. The right guy is an illusion — start living your lives." — Samantha

"Do you know how lucky you are to have me?!" — Charlotte

"As you know, I have always loved my body just the way it is." — Samantha

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Photo credit: James Devaney

"I love you, but I love me more." — Samantha

On Friendship

"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." — Carrie

"Maybe we could be each other's soulmates and then we can let men be these great, nice guys to have fun with." — Charlotte

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Photo credit: James Devaney

"You're my people." — Miranda

"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

"We made a deal ages ago … men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We’re soulmates." – Samantha

"No matter who broke your heart or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends." – Carrie

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

"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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