Sex and the City wasn't just a TV show, not to us anyway. It was a pretty huge source of fashion inspo and offered a weekly dose of life advice that saw us through some of the trickiest moments in our early adulthood. To celebrate the glorious thing that it was, we've rounded up the best ever Sex and the City quotes - on love, sex, life and, most importantly, friendship - to remember just how fabulous those gals were...

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

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

3. '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

4. '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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5. '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

6. 'I like my money where I can see it - hanging in my closet.' Carrie

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7. 'Fuck me badly once, shame on you. Fuck me badly twice, shame on me.' Samantha

8. ‘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

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9. 'Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.' Carrie

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

11. 'I feel the same way about being a bridesmaid as you feel about Botox. Painful and unnecessary.' Samantha

12. '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

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13. 'Gay men understand what's important: clothes, compliments and cocks.' Samantha

14. 'He doesn't even know me, the least he could do is get to know me before he rejects me.' Miranda

15. 'To me the mark of a fine penis is width.' Miranda

16. '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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17. '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 

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

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

22. 'I think I have monogamy. I caught it from you people.' Samantha

23. '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

24. '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

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

26. 'I curse the day you were born!' Charlotte

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27. 'Gay men understand what's important: clothes, compliments and cocks.' Samantha

28. 'Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can.' Samantha

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

30. 'Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.' Carrie


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31. 'I have a style and jewelled panties aren't it.' Carrie 

32. 'Honey, what's the point of being in the suburbs if you're not going to fuck a gardener?' Samantha

33. 'I know your friends just fine. Charlotte is the brunette, Miranda is the redhead, and Samantha is trouble.' Mr Big

34. '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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35. '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 


36. 'Could you please not use the F-word in Vera Wang?' Charlotte

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

38. '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.' Carrie

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39. '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 easier.' Carrie

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