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Sarah Jessica Parker Quotes

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker quotes: Carrie Bradshaw’s best quotes.

“It’s a great challenge to be better than your opportunities.”

“Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.”

“You can’t stop being who you are because you’re afraid.”

“When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.”

“So many roads.  So many detours.  So many choices.  So many mistakes.”

“Curiosity is the gateway to everything you know you want, and comfort is like a beautiful prison.”

“Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.”

“What you think you know versus what you actually learn.”

“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost.  And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda-shoulda-woulda, buckle up, and just keep going.”

“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”

“Maybe the best any of us can do is not to quit, play the hand we’ve been dealt, and accessorize what we’ve got.”

“Nothing lasts forever.  Dreams change.  Trends come and go.  But friendships never go out of style.”

“After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart.  The best we can do is breathe and reboot.”

“And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library.  It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.”

“The arts were a big part of my childhood.  We went to the theater and opera a lot as a family.  We were not at all wealthy, but it was at a time when the arts were publicly funded and there were free tickets available.  For someone like myself who wasn’t that academically inclined, it was a great escape.”

“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.”

“I think women of a certain generation, mine in particular, feel like we can have it all because that’s what we were fed.  It’s like, we reap the benefits of the feminist movement – they did all the legwork and now we’re going to try to be parents and successful businesspeople and great wives and good friends.”

“As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody’s taken care of.  I know I can’t sustain that level all the time, so I’m finding the proper balance and it’s made me infinitely happier.”

“Balls are to men what purses are to women.”

“I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.”

“People should dress the way they want.  Any rules for age or shape are silly.  If you walk out the door feeling good about yourself, that’s what counts.”

“The women’s choice of footwear doesn’t speak for their most important inner life, but rather it tells a story – this is an opportunity to express themselves.  I think the thing that’s most compelling about other people is when you don’t look like you’re trying to dress like your friend, colleague, neighbor, or anything else.  That’s a very arresting and exciting and compelling quality to possess – not everybody has the courage to walk out the door feeling like themselves, but once they do, it’s thrilling to witness.”

“I’m curious about everything, except what people have to say about me.”

“I don’t judge others.  I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly.”

“I find it so ironic that all you do, for the earliest part of your life, is try to be like everybody else.  And then you turn 30, and you realize all you want to do is distinguish yourself in some way.”

“We didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, and it’s the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything.  I developed a strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.”

“I’ve always been an actor.  That’s my job – I can be anything you want me to be.”

“I think it’s incumbent upon me to try to be smart and make good choices and work with good people and work my ass off when I’m working with good people.”

“I expect I should be more calloused by now, but I am so sensitive about not ever living up to anybody’s worst idea about an actor who is well-known.”

“I never was Carrie Bradshaw, but imagine how great it was to be told, ‘You are obligated to kiss all these men, to dress like that, and to carry on like that!'”

“I spent more time playing a person I was not than the person I am.”

“I’m a bitter-ender.  It’s potentially my fatal flaw that I do not give up on something.  I will not rest.  I work and work and work until I can no longer and someone has to remove me from the premises.”

“My job requires me to put on a little dress and run around the streets of New York in heels.  But I also had the financial means to hire a yoga teacher to come to my house while my sitter watched the newborn.  For 95% of the world, that’s not realistic.”

“When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors.  We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream.”

“Work was never about wanting fame or money.  I never thought about that.  I loved getting the job, going to rehearsal, playing someone else, hanging around with a bunch of actors.  I needed that, the way you need water.”

“I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous.  And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way.  I am so desperately worried about anybody saying, ‘She cut in line,’ or ‘She took our table,’ or ‘She doesn’t do her own grocery shopping.’  It’s not like it’s hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved.  I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.”

“The great challenge for me is to be all things to all people; I want to be a great mother, and I want to feel good when I’m at work.”

“Most important to me is my home life and the well-being of my children.”

“As we speed along this endless road to the destination called ‘who we hope to be,’ I can’t help but whine, ‘Are we there yet?'”

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