"The women I know who have children and have careers, they seem to be very happy. They love their children and they love their jobs. But happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Candace Bushnell on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Candace Bushnell on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Candace Bushnell on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Candace Bushnell on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Candace Bushnell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."