I remember watching the first episode of Sex and the City and instantly connecting to Carrie Bradshaw. Like Carrie, I have naturally curly hair, lived in Manhattan, and made questionable decisions when it came to men. I had my own situationship with a Mr. Big that I thankfully didn’t marry. And I aspired to write a relationship column and publish a book of personal relationship essays just like Carrie. Thankfully, I did.
Sex and the City also had a talented crew of writers that created amazing dialogue and internal monologues for Carrie. It seemed that everything Carrie said and thought was a funny, flirty, and poetic pun. Her quotes are epic. Women everywhere still repeat Carrie’s words when faced with men who ghost and when struggling with self-love.
To celebrate this breakthrough show and empower women to love themselves, here are eight Carrie Bradshaw quotes on self-love and acceptance.
8 Carrie Bradshaw Quotes About Self-Love
“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.”
“Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.”
“I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.”
“Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us and understand us and kiss our three heads and make it all better.”
“Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”
“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.”
“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.”
“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”