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Insightful Quotes by Sarah Jessica Parker (and character Carrie Bradshaw)

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Wikipedia Summary for Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. She later reprised the role in films Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010), as well as the television show And Just Like That... (2021).

Parker made her Broadway debut at the age of 11 in the 1976 revival of The Innocents, before going on to star in the title role of the Broadway musical Annie in 1979. She made her first major film appearances in the 1984 dramas Footloose and Firstborn. Her other film roles include L.A. Story (1991), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Ed Wood (1994), The First Wives Club (1996), The Family Stone (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011).

In 2012, Parker returned to television for the first time since Sex and the City, portraying Isabelle Wright in three episodes of the FOX series Glee. She starred as Frances Dufresne in the HBO series Divorce (2016–2019), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Since 2005, she has run her own production company, Pretty Matches, which has been creating content for HBO and other channels.

Quote: In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing on beach during sunset
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In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?


Quote: Do we need distance to get close? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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Do we need distance to get close?


Quote: Can you really forgive if you can't forget? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of two hands
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Can you really forgive if you can't forget?


Quote: The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.


Quote: A best friend is like a four leaf clover: a hard to find and lucky to have. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: a hard to find and lucky to have.


Quote: I love, love, love being an actor -- it's still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I've always been someone who likes a busy day. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I love, love, love being an actor -- it's still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I've always been someone who likes a busy day.


Quote: Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman?


Quote: He's the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn't mean he doesn't bug me and I'm sure I bug him sometimes. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

He's the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn't mean he doesn't bug me and I'm sure I bug him sometimes.


Quote: I cringe inside when anybody gives me something. I don't know why. I just get embarrassed. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I cringe inside when anybody gives me something. I don't know why. I just get embarrassed.


Quote: I'm always nervous before a job! I always think I'm going to be fired, I always think I can't do it. I always think I'm going to disappoint somebody, myself included. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm always nervous before a job! I always think I'm going to be fired, I always think I can't do it. I always think I'm going to disappoint somebody, myself included.


Quote: Where's the line between professional girlfriend, and just plain professional? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Where's the line between professional girlfriend, and just plain professional?


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: I know that he, Matthew Broderick, doesn't have his laundry done, and that he hasn't had a hot meal in days. That stuff weighs on my mind. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I know that he, Matthew Broderick, doesn't have his laundry done, and that he hasn't had a hot meal in days. That stuff weighs on my mind.


Quote: Matthew and I used to read Dickens together. Oh my god, it was so great. We would sit in the bathtub and pass the book back and forth reading passages out loud. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Matthew and I used to read Dickens together. Oh my god, it was so great. We would sit in the bathtub and pass the book back and forth reading passages out loud.


Quote: I've never done nudity in my whole career. I certainly don't think now is the time to start. I don't think it's necessary for anything I've done, although I have absolutely no opinions against anyone who feels comfortable doing it. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I've never done nudity in my whole career. I certainly don't think now is the time to start. I don't think it's necessary for anything I've done, although I have absolutely no opinions against anyone who feels comfortable doing it.


Quote: It was very flattering when Manolo Blahnik named a shoe after me. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

It was very flattering when Manolo Blahnik named a shoe after me.


Quote: It's a tricky time because people are going after the wrong people, too. There's a misplaced rage and aggression, that as a person in a public position you almost feel like you have to be perfect now when you express yourself. It feels almost unfortunate. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

It's a tricky time because people are going after the wrong people, too. There's a misplaced rage and aggression, that as a person in a public position you almost feel like you have to be perfect now when you express yourself. It feels almost unfortunate.


Quote: It's like reading a book about a life that you will never occupy, but that's the beauty of being transported. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

It's like reading a book about a life that you will never occupy, but that's the beauty of being transported.


Quote: I knocked part of my tooth out with a scrubbing brush on stage whilst singing 'Hard Knock Life' in Annie. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I knocked part of my tooth out with a scrubbing brush on stage whilst singing 'Hard Knock Life' in Annie.


Quote: When a relationship dies do we ever really give up the ghost or are we forever haunted by the spirits of relationships past? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

When a relationship dies do we ever really give up the ghost or are we forever haunted by the spirits of relationships past?


Quote: I just wasn't one of those girls who dreamt of her wedding day and the birth of her first child. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I just wasn't one of those girls who dreamt of her wedding day and the birth of her first child.


Quote: 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! They were great guys, too. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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! They were great guys, too.


Quote: I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that's been helpful in my marriage. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that's been helpful in my marriage.


Quote: 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?'. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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?'.


Quote: After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: Often I'll go to the market, and women will say to me: Let me see your shoes. And then I show them I'm wearing flip-flops. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Often I'll go to the market, and women will say to me: Let me see your shoes. And then I show them I'm wearing flip-flops.


Quote: Someone once told me that children are like heroin. You always want more. Yet first-borns are special because you'll never have your first child again. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Someone once told me that children are like heroin. You always want more. Yet first-borns are special because you'll never have your first child again.




Quote: I strangely feel better before I go through hair and makeup. Maybe that's just because I feel like me. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I strangely feel better before I go through hair and makeup. Maybe that's just because I feel like me.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: Come little children, I'll take thee away into a Land of Enchantment. Come little children, the time's come to play here in my Garden of Magic. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Come little children, I'll take thee away into a Land of Enchantment. Come little children, the time's come to play here in my Garden of Magic.


Quote: My son doesn't know how flawed I am, how flawed we are. He still likes us so much, and that's so incredible to be around. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

My son doesn't know how flawed I am, how flawed we are. He still likes us so much, and that's so incredible to be around.


Quote: Graham Norton makes me laugh. I love him. I'm not kidding. I watch him on BBC America every week. He's so fast. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Graham Norton makes me laugh. I love him. I'm not kidding. I watch him on BBC America every week. He's so fast.


Quote: People go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates -- hoping to hit the jackpot. But mostly, you just wind up broke or alone in a bar. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

People go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates -- hoping to hit the jackpot. But mostly, you just wind up broke or alone in a bar.


Quote: A knockoff is not as easy to spot when it comes to love. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

A knockoff is not as easy to spot when it comes to love.


Quote: I really love eating, so I love reading about food, and I religiously read the dining section in newspapers. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I really love eating, so I love reading about food, and I religiously read the dining section in newspapers.


Quote: I spent more time playing a person I was not than the person I am. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: I believe in God, but in my own unconventional way. We're not affiliated with any organisation, and I have no religious education of any kind, but I definitely have my own kind of ideas about it. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I believe in God, but in my own unconventional way. We're not affiliated with any organisation, and I have no religious education of any kind, but I definitely have my own kind of ideas about it.




Quote: I thought if I had straight hair and a perfect nose, my whole career would be different. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I thought if I had straight hair and a perfect nose, my whole career would be different.


Quote: I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they're wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good. I love the smell of Balmex. Love it. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they're wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good. I love the smell of Balmex. Love it.


Quote: I don't know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I'm aging all the time. It's like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I don't know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I'm aging all the time. It's like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic?


Quote: My involvement with UNICEF is particularly important to me because it is UNICEF that introduced me to volunteerism, thereby helping me to set my own personal standard of contributing my time and giving back to others. Working on behalf of UNICEF's lifesaving efforts is one of my most valued roles. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of Sarah Jessica Parker quote: My involvement with UNICEF is particularly important to me because it is UNICEF that introduced me to volunteerism, thereby helping me to set my own personal standard of contributing my time and giving back to others. Working on behalf of UNICEF's lifesaving efforts is one of my most valued roles.- black text on quotes background

My involvement with UNICEF is particularly important to me because it is UNICEF that introduced me to volunteerism, thereby helping me to set my own personal standard of contributing my time and giving back to others. Working on behalf of UNICEF's lifesaving efforts is one of my most valued roles.


Quote: I took a page from the playwright Wendy Wasserstein's book. She said 'I'm not a feminist, I'm a humanist.' by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I took a page from the playwright Wendy Wasserstein's book. She said 'I'm not a feminist, I'm a humanist.'


Quote: There are occasions that I love to be fashionable and enjoy, you know? But the work day of a mother doesn't include a hair making team or any consideration of your shoe. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

There are occasions that I love to be fashionable and enjoy, you know? But the work day of a mother doesn't include a hair making team or any consideration of your shoe.


Quote: What you think you know versus what you actually learn. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

What you think you know versus what you actually learn.


Quote: I've always been an actor. That's my job -- I can be anything you want me to be. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I've always been an actor. That's my job -- I can be anything you want me to be.


Quote: I've worn so many things, I've tried on so many things...I've spent probably thousand of hours in fittings. I can know so quickly how something's going to feel on me, look on me. It's a pretty fast courtship. I say yes or no pretty quickly. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I've worn so many things, I've tried on so many things...I've spent probably thousand of hours in fittings. I can know so quickly how something's going to feel on me, look on me. It's a pretty fast courtship. I say yes or no pretty quickly.


Quote: Most important to me is my home life and the well-being of my children. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: You can't live in New York City and be the most important person in town; you just can't. There are too many other important people here. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

You can't live in New York City and be the most important person in town; you just can't. There are too many other important people here.


Quote: My mother was a master juggler. If you ask her, she'll say she was a wreck. There's plenty of screaming that went on in the house, but I think it was necessary just to be heard. There were eight children! by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

My mother was a master juggler. If you ask her, she'll say she was a wreck. There's plenty of screaming that went on in the house, but I think it was necessary just to be heard. There were eight children!


Quote: If you have a child, you're improvising with rules all day long, and some of them are total lies. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

If you have a child, you're improvising with rules all day long, and some of them are total lies.


Quote: I love Jennifer Hudson! She is so lovely on screen. She is so buoyant and youthful off screen as much as on. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I love Jennifer Hudson! She is so lovely on screen. She is so buoyant and youthful off screen as much as on.


Quote: People always assume that I'm some sort of party girl, and that's such a misconception because I like staying home. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

People always assume that I'm some sort of party girl, and that's such a misconception because I like staying home.






Quote: It's not that I'm using my life to put on screen or in my acting, it's that, when you're living in the world, you're exposed to stories, to people, to things that feel foreign and unfamiliar. And I'm curious about those things, me personally. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

It's not that I'm using my life to put on screen or in my acting, it's that, when you're living in the world, you're exposed to stories, to people, to things that feel foreign and unfamiliar. And I'm curious about those things, me personally.


Quote: I love walking into a closet and smelling lingering perfume, so I always spray my clothes. And at the end of the bottle, when the atomizer no longer reaches the tiny little dribble that is left, I unscrew the top and pour the remainder onto a t-shirt or dress. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I love walking into a closet and smelling lingering perfume, so I always spray my clothes. And at the end of the bottle, when the atomizer no longer reaches the tiny little dribble that is left, I unscrew the top and pour the remainder onto a t-shirt or dress.




Quote: I don't feel that my life, my professional life, is married to a reliance upon Instagram. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I don't feel that my life, my professional life, is married to a reliance upon Instagram.


Quote: I'm not on Twitter. In theory, I really like Instagram. I think it's a warmer environment. I think, though conversations can erupt that aren't always friendly, you have an opportunity to jump in and redirect and even caution people against language and behavior that I personally object to. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of Sarah Jessica Parker quote: I'm not on Twitter. In theory, I really like Instagram. I think it's a warmer environment. I think, though conversations can erupt that aren't always friendly, you have an opportunity to jump in and redirect and even caution people against language and behavior that I personally object to.- black text on quotes background

I'm not on Twitter. In theory, I really like Instagram. I think it's a warmer environment. I think, though conversations can erupt that aren't always friendly, you have an opportunity to jump in and redirect and even caution people against language and behavior that I personally object to.


Quote: You can't do four movies and be good to everybody and be flying all night and shooting all day with a different wig and then be going to sing on Broadway without feeling a little tired. You endlessly feel you're letting somebody down. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

You can't do four movies and be good to everybody and be flying all night and shooting all day with a different wig and then be going to sing on Broadway without feeling a little tired. You endlessly feel you're letting somebody down.


Quote: Fashion is not a luxury, it's a right. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Fashion is not a luxury, it's a right.


Quote: The Eskimos have hundreds of word for snow but we've invented three times that many words for relationships. What really defines a relationship? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

The Eskimos have hundreds of word for snow but we've invented three times that many words for relationships. What really defines a relationship?


Quote: I'm thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It's just a little bag but we'd feel naked in public without it. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It's just a little bag but we'd feel naked in public without it.




Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward.


Quote: 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. But it almost doesn't matter to a certain segment of the populace. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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. But it almost doesn't matter to a certain segment of the populace.


Quote: I really love beautiful, well-made clothes. I don't shop a lot, so I tend to have pieces for a long time. I like mixing vintage with newer designers. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I really love beautiful, well-made clothes. I don't shop a lot, so I tend to have pieces for a long time. I like mixing vintage with newer designers.


Quote: I got to thinking about relationships and partial lobotomies. Two seemingly different ideas that might just be perfect together -- like chocolate and peanut butter. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I got to thinking about relationships and partial lobotomies. Two seemingly different ideas that might just be perfect together -- like chocolate and peanut butter.


Quote: The firsts go away -- first love, first kiss, first baby. You have to create new ones. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

The firsts go away -- first love, first kiss, first baby. You have to create new ones.


Quote: Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts?


Quote: I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of Sarah Jessica Parker quote; white text on black background

I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love.


Quote: What I've learned about being a parent is how much you sort of secretly learn from everyone else and how valuable it is. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

What I've learned about being a parent is how much you sort of secretly learn from everyone else and how valuable it is.


Quote: We all live in a time where we're supposed to have choices and how do we wrangle that and how do we make the best choices for ourselves and our families. It has nothing to do with feminism. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

We all live in a time where we're supposed to have choices and how do we wrangle that and how do we make the best choices for ourselves and our families. It has nothing to do with feminism.


Quote: So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn't necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn't necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.


Quote: I wouldn't know how to be on Facebook if my life depended on it. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I wouldn't know how to be on Facebook if my life depended on it.


Quote: I'm less Pollyanna now. That's probably healthy. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm less Pollyanna now. That's probably healthy.


Quote: I have a lot of responsibilities outside myself. I have a large family. I want to know I can always be helpful. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I have a lot of responsibilities outside myself. I have a large family. I want to know I can always be helpful.


Quote: 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 do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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 do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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. But it almost doesn't matter to a certain segment of the populace.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: I still like getting dressed up and having the opportunity to borrow beautiful dresses, but as a mother -- and as somebody who's schedule isn't always my own -- I don't shop a lot, or think about clothes a lot. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I still like getting dressed up and having the opportunity to borrow beautiful dresses, but as a mother -- and as somebody who's schedule isn't always my own -- I don't shop a lot, or think about clothes a lot.


Quote: I'm aware of people's association with me and fashion and I certainly take that role on for some occasions, but it doesn't dominate my thoughts all the time. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm aware of people's association with me and fashion and I certainly take that role on for some occasions, but it doesn't dominate my thoughts all the time.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution.


Quote: If I didn't have kids, I would be at the theater or the ballet every single night of my life. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

If I didn't have kids, I would be at the theater or the ballet every single night of my life.


Quote: The beautiful thing about New York is, you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door. There is no choice. And I love that. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

The beautiful thing about New York is, you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door. There is no choice. And I love that.


Quote: Read the editorial page of your local paper. It introduces you to opinion and can be terrifically provocative and perhaps a great motivating force for you to get involved in your community, regardless of your political ideology. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Read the editorial page of your local paper. It introduces you to opinion and can be terrifically provocative and perhaps a great motivating force for you to get involved in your community, regardless of your political ideology.


Quote: Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet. And I thought it was big! by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet. And I thought it was big!


Quote: I remember when I came home from the hospital after having my son, I wore a Narciso Rodriguez black coat. Then, I was using this fragrance that I had created. I walk by that coat, and it still smells like that fragrance. It takes you right there. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I remember when I came home from the hospital after having my son, I wore a Narciso Rodriguez black coat. Then, I was using this fragrance that I had created. I walk by that coat, and it still smells like that fragrance. It takes you right there.


Quote: I don't know how an actress is supposed to observe and create new stuff if she hasn't been on the streets, brushing up against humanity. You have to have a life. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I don't know how an actress is supposed to observe and create new stuff if she hasn't been on the streets, brushing up against humanity. You have to have a life.


Quote: I have a fantastic husband. Here's the honeymoon part: I still think he's the funniest, wittiest, most clever man I've ever known. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I have a fantastic husband. Here's the honeymoon part: I still think he's the funniest, wittiest, most clever man I've ever known.


Quote: Most of my friends in New York are single women or gay men. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Most of my friends in New York are single women or gay men.


Quote: When I go to a premiere I like to borrow lovely clothes and shoes from designers. It's like the library: if you return them in good condition, you get to borrow more. I'm very lucky. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

When I go to a premiere I like to borrow lovely clothes and shoes from designers. It's like the library: if you return them in good condition, you get to borrow more. I'm very lucky.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: One of the things that's great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

One of the things that's great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.


Quote: When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.


Quote: I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.


Quote: When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.


Quote: To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?


Quote: I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love?


Quote: When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews?


Quote: If two people have only one thought between them, something is very wrong. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

If two people have only one thought between them, something is very wrong.


Quote: Balls are to men what purses are to women. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Balls are to men what purses are to women.


Quote: Can you make a mistake and miss your fate? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?


Quote: Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself.


Quote: Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.


Quote: I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government.


Quote: It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?


Quote: I tell my friends married life is boring, but that's just a fun thing to say to make single people feel better. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I tell my friends married life is boring, but that's just a fun thing to say to make single people feel better.


Quote: 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 percent of the world, that's not realistic. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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 percent of the world, that's not realistic.


Quote: 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. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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.


Quote: So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes.


Quote: I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: Follow your instincts and do not let other people's opinion of you become your opinion of yourself. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: You can't be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

You can't be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.


Quote: I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

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


Quote: I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don't take anything for granted. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don't take anything for granted.


Quote: A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit! by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!


Quote: Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart.


Quote: I don't have time for regrets, only fun. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I don't have time for regrets, only fun.


Quote: Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.


Quote: Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.


Quote: I'd much rather be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea.


Quote: I'm missing the bride gene. I should be put in a test tube and studied. by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Sarah Jessica Parker with quote

I'm missing the bride gene. I should be put in a test tube and studied.


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