Jonathan Borge
Jun 06, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sex and the City (why though?), know this: Sarah Jessica Parker portrayed Carrie Bradshaw, a 30-something writer living in Manhattan who loved to shop, hang out with her girls, and sound off on the sometimes lovable, sometimes terrible men she welcomed into (and then shut out of) her life. Bradshaw mainly did this for her newspaper sex column, often posing existential questions about love that could rival anything written by a great philosopher.

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In addition to her musings (which always began, "I couldn't help but wonder ... "), Bradshaw and the women who surrounded her had a magnetic way of getting our attention. When she got together with Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), they honestly made us laugh out loud. Arguably, it’s Jones who was the funniest, always joking about her love for sex and the many ways to have it. Even Mr. Big, Bradshaw’s main love interest, delivered dramatic one-liners that were hard to forget.

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In honor of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, here’s a list of the juiciest quotes from Sex and the City, from 1998 and beyond.

  • "I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love." - Carrie
  • "F— me badly once, shame on you. F— me badly twice, shame on me." - Samantha
  • "I read that if you don't have sex for a year, you can actually become 'revirginized.'" - Charlotte
  • "'Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!’" - Carrie
  • "You dated Mr. Big. I'm dating Mr. Too Big." - Samantha
  • "Do any of you have a completely unremarkable friend or maybe a houseplant I could go to dinner with on Saturday night?" - Miranda
  • "I revealed too much too soon. I was emotionally slutty." - Carrie
  • "You two are crazy to get married. Marriage ruins everything." - Miranda
  • "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours." - Mr. Big
  • "The good ones screw you, the bad ones screw you, and the rest don't know how to screw you." - Samantha
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  • "We finally have the penis working. I don't want to scare it." - Charlotte
  • "I curse the day you were born!" Charlotte
  • "Abso—f—ing—lutely." - Mr. Big
  • "Sexy is what I try to get them to see after I win them over with my personality." - Miranda
  • "The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." - Carrie
  • "I like my money where I can see it—hanging in my closet." - Carrie
  • "I'd like a cheeseburger, please, large fries, and a Cosmopolitan!" - Carrie
  • "I know your friends just fine. Charlotte is the brunette, Miranda is the redhead, and Samantha is trouble." - Mr. Big
  • "I feel the same way about being a bridesmaid as you feel about Botox. Painful and unnecessary." - Samantha
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  • "What am I supposed to say? 'Hi, this is my lesbian lover. And P.S.: I'm done with dick'?" - Samantha
  • "I'm a trisexual. I'll try anything once." - Samantha
  • "He raped my face. I'm never dating again." - Charlotte
  • "Sometimes, as much as I love Brady, being a mother just isn't enough. I miss my job." - Miranda
  • "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.” - Carrie
  • "They say nothing lasts forever. Dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style." - Carrie
  • "The country runs better with a good looking man in the White House. I mean, look what happened with Nixon. No one wanted to f— him, so he f—ed everyone." - Samantha
  • "Gay men understand what's important: clothes, compliments, and c—cks!" - Samantha
  • "There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t… involve… a post-it!" - Carrie
  • "Trey, you have a boner…I can’t discuss my notes if you have a boner." - Charlotte
  • "Balls are to men what purses are to women. It's just a little bag, but we'd feel naked in public without it." - Carrie
  • "We keep dresses we’ll never wear again, but we throw away our ex-boyfriends.” - Carrie
  • "So what are we going to do? Sit around bars, sipping Cosmos and sleeping with strangers when we're 80?" - Carrie
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  • "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
  • "Alrighty? He said alrighty? Now I’m thinking the upsetting thing isn’t that you proposed, it’s that you proposed to a guy that says 'alrighty.'" - Carrie
  • "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
  • "Women come to New York for two Ls: labels and love." - Carrie
  • "Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with." - Carrie
  • "After all, seasons change, so do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart, and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away." - Carrie
  • "What's the big mystery? It's my clitoris, not the Sphinx." - Miranda

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