Top 29 Candace Bushnell Quotes

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.


The universe may not always play fair, but at least it’s got a hell of a sense of humor.


Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.


Rule number one: Why is it that the one time a cute guy talks to you, you have a friend who’s in crisis?


Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.


A writer must be fearless. A writer has to be like a clawed animal.”-The Carrie Diaries pg. 337


Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right.


Something good happens to you, and you let off a different energy that attracts other good things.


People are always telling women to lose weight, and then when they do, other women attack them for it.


If everyone in New York took sides over these petty, insignificant arguments, no one would have any friends at all.


Money follows art. Money wants what it can’t buy. Class and talent. And remember while there’s a talent for making money, it takes real talent to know how to spend it.


As long as one refuses to know one’s place, there’s no telling what one can do in the world.


All those men who end up disappointing you. After a while, you don’t even want to have feelings anymore. You just want to get on with your life.


You can get used to anything, I guess, if you’ve been there enough.


My anger is like some rudimentary, single-celled beast, an exploding virus of fury that paralyses rational thought and blinds me to everything except one single goal…


It was the first honest emotional connection I’d had in a while. So I immediately panicked and had to leave.


Zizi was young and often confused about how to live his life, and when he made a choice he clung to it with fierce resolve, as if to beat his uncertainty into submission.


She didn’t want to have anything to do with the party. She was tired of feeling like she didn’t fit in, but she didn’t want to go home, either, because she was a tired of being lonely and she was a little drunk.


Why do I keep evading my work? Is it because I’m afraid of being confronted by my lack of abilities?


Just because someone is a girl doesn’t mean she can’t be tough and practical and have adventures. That’s the way most girls are-until they get around guys. Then guys make them act all stupid.


Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. -Carrie Bradshaw


When one good thing happened to you, other good things seemed to follow.


But that was the problem with New York: No matter how succesful you thought you were, there was always someone who was richer, more successful, more famous.. The idea of it was sometimes enough to make you want to give up.


That was the wonderful thing about New York: Years of bad blood could be wiped out with a single gesture of friendliness.


Beware what you consume, lest you appetite grow by what it feeds on.


The key to life is your attitude. Whether you’re single or married or have kids or don’t have kids, it’s how you look at your life, what you make of it. It’s about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.


Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.


Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don’t look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny.


I know I’m not a wordsmith. And I don’t write poetry. Sometimes I think I should, because it’s really helpful. But I always wanted to write novels.



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