“The universe may not always play fair, but at least it’s got a hell of a sense of humor.”

For me and most my girl (and even a few guy) friends, Sex and The City was not just another groundbreaking TV show (thanks HBO!) – but rather an unofficial guide to figuring out this crazy and confusing (but wonderful) maze we called life.

I’m certainly not saying that everything that the show expressed through its hilarious, over the top storyline is to be emulated but I know I’m not alone in thinking that there’s much life wisdom to be gained from the often relatable experiences of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda.

Time certainly flies and it has been exactly a decade since the chic and witty foursome left our small screens.

As a tribute to this amazing show, I would like to share some of my favorite (and not to mention classic) quotes uttered by the ever so sassy foursome.

Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have!

“Maybe mistakes are what make our fate… without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they 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”

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”

“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.”

“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.”

“I got to thinking about fate…That crazy concept that we’re not really responsible for the course our lives take. That it’s all predestined, written in the stars. Maybe that explains why, if you live in a city, where you can’t even see the stars, your love life tends to feel a little more random. And even if our every man, every kiss, every heartache, is pre-ordered from some cosmic catalogue, can we still take a wrong step and wander off our own personal milky way? I couldn’t help but wonder, can you make a mistake and miss your fate?”

“Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason”

“It’s tempting to wish for the perfect boss, the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit. But 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.”

“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens…”

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