"My parents had a great marriage. Interestingly, it made it harder for me in relationships because I knew what a good relationship looked like."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Candace Bushnell on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Candace Bushnell on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Candace Bushnell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Candace Bushnell on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Candace Bushnell on James C. Dobson
"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."
"If I'm with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I'm with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you're supposed to have a role. You're not allowed to just be yourself."
"You don't have to do everything by the time you're 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It's what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear."
"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."
"You need characters who want things. They want love, they want recognition, they want happiness."