30+ quotes from The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Quotes from The Carrie Diaries

Candace Bushnell ·  389 pages

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“What if I'm a princess on another planet? And no one on this planet knows it?”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“In life,there are only four kinds of girls:
The girl who played with fire.
The girl who opened Pandora's Box.
The girl who gave Adam the apple.
And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Sometimes I think all the trouble in the world is caused by men. If there were no men, women would always be happy. ~Carrie”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Funny always makes the bad things go away.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“If you smile, even if you’re feeling bad, the action of the muscles will trick your brain into thinking you’re happy”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Guys are like dogs: they never notice if you've changed your hair, but they can sense when there's another guy sniffing around their territory”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Whoever we are here, we might be princesses somewhere else. Or writers. Or scientists. Or presidents. Or whatever the hell we want to be that everyone else says we can't.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“You can get used to anything, I guess, if you've been there enough.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“It was scary how a girl couldn't live without friends.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“If a woman could take care of herself, would she still need a man? Would she even want one? And if she didn't want a man, what kind of woman would she be? Would she even be a woman? Because it seemed if you were a woman, the only thing you were really supposed to want was a man.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“- I don't want to be a writer so I can write about my life. I want to be a writer to escape from it.

+ Then you shouldn't be a writer.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“When it comes to people -- don't write about who you know; but what you know of human nature.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Who am I supposed to be again? Just be yourself. But who am I?”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“The world is full of people who all want the same thing, and you have to do a little something extra to make them remember you.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I've always thought there are two ways of getting what you wanted in life.Forcing people to give it to you,or making them want to give it to you.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“A guy who is crazily, madly in love with you. A guy who sees how incredible and amazing you are, even though you’re not the cheerleader or even close to the prettiest girl in the school. A guy who thinks you’re beautiful, just the way you are.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Love is spiritual. It's about self-sacrifice and commitment. And discipline. You cannot have true love without discipline and respect. When you lose the respect of your spouse, you've lost everything.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I can't wait to get out of the house. I can't wait to get out of here. I've been telling myself this all week. The 'getting out of here' part is unspecified, though. Maybe I simply want to get away from life”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Rule number three: Best friends always think you deserve the best guy even if the best guy barely knows you exist.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I know I have to do the right thing. And the sooner you do the right thing, the better. You get it over with, and you don't have to worry about it anymore. But who does that in real life? Instead, you procrastinate and think about it and put it off and think about it some more until that one little pebble grows into a giant block inside your head.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“At first, being with Sebastian was like being in the middle of the best dream I'd ever had - but now it mostly feels exhausting. I'm up one minute and down the next; questioning what I say and do. Even questioning my sanity.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Oh I don't plan on getting married. It's a legalized form of prostitution.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I’ve had boyfriends before, and frankly, each one was a disappointment.
There was nothing horribly wrong with these boys. It was my fault. I’m kind of a snob when it comes to guys.
So far, the biggest problem with the boys I’ve dated is that they weren’t too smart. And eventually I ended up hating myself for being with them. It scared me, trying to pretend I was something I wasn’t. I could see how easily it could be done, and it made me realize that was what most of the other girls were doing as well—pretending. If you were a girl, you could start pretending in high school and go on pretending your whole life, until, I suppose, you imploded and had a nervous breakdown, which is something that’s happened to a few of the mothers around here. All of a sudden, one day something snaps and they don’t get out of bed for three years.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“In life, there are only four kinds of girls:
The girl who played with fire.
The girl who opened Pandora's Box.
The girl who gave Adam the apple.
And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I don't like to think of myself as a 'virgin'. I prefer to think of myself as 'sexually incomplete'. You know. Like I haven't finished the course yet.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“Audiences often ask if characters are based on real people. Indeed the impulse of the amateur is to write about who one knows. The professional on the other hand understands the impossibility of such a task. The creator of the character must know more about the character than anyone could ever possibly know about a real person. The author must possess the complete knowledge; what the person was wearing on Christmas morning when he or she was five, what presents he or she received, and who gave them and how they were given. A "character" therefore is a real person who exists in another plane, a parallel universe based on the author's perceptions of reality. When it comes to people don't write about who you know but what you know of human nature.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“You don't want to peak in high school. If you do, the rest of your life is a disaster.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I can only hope he's an Aries and not a Scorpio.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“I have this theory: You can get away with anything as long as you act like you're not doing anything wrong.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


“The only way to look at men is like they're electrons. They have all these charges sticking out, and they're always looking for a hole where they can put those charges.”
― Candace Bushnell, quote from The Carrie Diaries


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Candace Bushnell
Born place: Glastonbury, Connecticut, The United States
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