Sarah Jessica Parker On Love, Work, And The Opinion Of Others.

Do you remember the first time you saw Sex And The City on HBO? Remember how you called your girlfriends and every single Sunday you couldn’t wait for 9:00 p.m and the opening scene of four women walking through the streets of New York, laughing, talking and having the best time.

A lot of the show’s success had to do with Carrie Bradshaw, the fictional fashion loving writer who was the ultimate girlfriend; it didn’t matter if you were straight or gay. 

We all wanted to move to New York, sip Cosmos and experience modern love while wearing stylish clothes and Manolo Blahniks.

The character who played Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) , has always said that while she loved playing the role, she was not Carrie. “I feel funny saying this, I’m not really a shoe shopper. I’m not going to go out and buy hundreds of pairs of shoes. I’m much more thoughtful than [Carrie] is, which is also one of the treats of playing her all these years.”

SJP’s simple beginning in Ohio (she is one of 8 children), her rise through in the industry through sheer hard work, her long-standing marriage has informed a perspective that is more considered from Carries’

Here are some of our favourite Sarah Jessica Parker wisdom quotes, which will make you adore her as much as you do Carrie – well almost.
“I’m curious about everything, except what people have to say about me.”
“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.”
“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.”
“After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot.”
“The arts were a big part of my childhood. We went to the theatre 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.”
“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.”
“I don’t know what I can do about the ageing. Yes, I am ageing. Oh my God, I’m ageing 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?”
“With each of the men I dated, everything ran its natural course, whether it worked out or not. I never felt burnt by any of them. I don’t feel resentful. I don’t want those years back. I’m not one of those women who think men are bastards. I love men: straight men, gay men. I’ve always had men close to me, from the time I was a child.”
“It’s the endless snarky, mean way we talk about each other, we approach each other that is painful. The anonymity of being cruel, the delight in tearing people down. The tabloid era that we find ourselves in is a cultural boneyard, and that is painful to me.” 
“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, neighbour, 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.”

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Judette Coward

A fierce entrepreneur always in high heels, I’m a producer, writer, entrepreneur, educator, digital strategist, and all-around #bossbabe. I dream, do, think and create and joyfully share my offerings with the world
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A fierce entrepreneur always in high heels, I’m a producer, writer, entrepreneur, educator, digital strategist, and all-around #bossbabe. I dream, do, think and create and joyfully share my offerings with the world

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