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" My parents had a great marriage. Interestingly, it made it harder for me in relationships because I knew what a good relationship looked like. "
" I know I'm not a wordsmith. And I don't write poetry. Sometimes I think I should, because it's really helpful. But I always wanted to write novels. "
" I love things that are old and glittery, that come with layers of glamour and past lives. "
" I wish I was one of those persnickety types who buys guidebooks and studies them, but I don't have the inclination or time. I'm more of a 'get on the plane, arrive at the destination and see what happens' kind of traveler. "
" Like it or not, in the end, it's one's body. It's literally what carries you through life. There's a reason for the saying, 'If you have your health, you have everything,' and it's true. Old age, disease - these are the great equalizers. "
" My decorating and renovation skills are nil - indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as 'window dressing.' "
" I'm the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble. "
" There's so many things that mattered so much in my 20s and 30s that don't matter now. "
" The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person. "
" I think when I was 12, I started reading Evelyn Waugh, and I loved Evelyn Waugh so much, and I thought: 'This is how the world really is. If I could be Evelyn Waugh, then I would be happy.' "
" The joke that I make is that there are instances on the TV series that happen to me, - except on Sex and the City they always make it better or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way. "
" I started writing about New York as soon as I arrived. I was 19. I used to write short stories and send them out. "
" The '80s was all about this idea that women could have it all. You could have a career, and you could have a husband, and you could have children. "
" I'm really enjoying being single. I'm not even looking to meet anybody, which is so freeing. "
" Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny. "
" Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society. "
" If I'm with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I'm with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you're supposed to have a role. You're not allowed to just be yourself. "
" I have to tell you, TV is an incredibly difficult medium. The most challenging show to do is the hour long dramedy. It's a very tricky format. "
" Well I actually do have a country house in Connecticut with a population of 3,000. Like, how small is that? I spend a lot of time there - I write up there. So I kind of have the best of both worlds and I love going up there. "
" I sometimes read in a gossip column that I was at a party when I was in Europe at the time. It sometimes feels I've got a Doppelganger somewhere. "
" The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman. "
" Ever since I can remember I was telling stories and had a huge interest in other people and what made them tick. "
" I'm looking forward to writing more novels for young adults. "
" You don't have to do everything by the time you're 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It's what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear. "
" I actually don't shop very much. I have a tendency to rotate a few pairs of ripped jeans and an old cashmere sweater. "