Samantha Jones: I've been out with lots of guys and they say I am just as beautiful as a model, but I work for a living. I mean, I'm like, well... I'm like a model who's taken the high road.
Miranda Hobbes: What I wanna know is, when did all the men get together and decide that they would only get it up for giraffes with big breasts?
Charlotte York: In some cultures, heavy women with moustaches are considered beautiful.
Samantha Jones: And you're looking at me while you're saying that?
Charlotte York: I just know that no matter how good I feel about myself, if I see Christy Turlington, I just want to give up.
Miranda Hobbes: Well I just want to tie her down and force-feed her lard. But that's the difference between you and me.
Stanford Blatch: How could you!
Carrie Bradshaw: I didn't. We just talked.
Stanford Blatch: Oh, I knew he was gay.
Nick Waxler: Why fuck the girl in the skirt, when you can fuck the girl in the ad for the skirt?
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] Last night my friend Miranda got invited to a dinner party by a man she hardly knew. She was the date of Nick Waxler, a fairly successful sports agent who'd said she had nice legs.
Nick Waxler: Okay, old movies you would have liked to fuck when they were young.
Miranda Hobbes: Alive or dead?
Nick Waxler: It doesn't matter. Veronica Lake, the year she made 'Sullivan's Travels'.
Miranda Hobbes: If men like Nick are dating models, what chance do ordinary women have? I mean, do you have to be a supermodel to get a date in New York?
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] Modelizers are a particular breed. They're a step beyond womanizers, who will sleep with just about anything in a skirt. Modelizers are obsessed, not with women, but with models, who in most cities are safely confined to billboards and magazines, but in Manhattan, actually run wild on the streets, turning the city into a virtual Model Country Safari where men can pet the creatures in their natural habitat. As if we didn't have enough problems!
Samantha Jones: I happen to love the way I look.
Miranda Hobbes: You should. You paid enough for it.
Samantha Jones: Hey! I resent that! I do not believe in plastic surgery. Well, not yet.
Nick Waxler: It's not like models don't have brains. They have them. They just don't need to use them.
AshLeigh B.: Most guys just think you're dumb, but I'm really very literary. I read. I'll sit down and I'll read a whole magazine from cover to cover.
Nick Waxler: My friends think I'm shallow. Sometimes I think they're right. Other times I think, "Hey, I'm fucking a model".
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] I couldn't believe it. The man had slept with half the perfume ads in September's 'Vogue'.
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] I believe there is a curse put on the head of anybody who tries to fix up their friends.
Carrie Bradshaw: Is he gay?
Stanford Blatch: He denies it. How can anyone that gorgeous be straight?
Carrie Bradshaw: So, wait, what happened you couldn't find seats right on the runway?
Samantha Jones: Oh, you can see all the flaws from this angle.
Samantha Jones: [about Barkely] Is he dating any one model in particular?
Carrie Bradshaw: Actually, he's sleeping with all of them in general.
Mr. Big: I started reading your column after we met.
Carrie Bradshaw: You did?
Mr. Big: Yeah, cute.
Carrie Bradshaw: "Cute."
Mr. Big: Well... Yeah, cute. What are you writing about this week?
Carrie Bradshaw: Well, I'm working on a story about men who date models. Any thoughts?
Mr. Big: Only that they're very lucky.
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] It was hard to imagine that anyone so beautiful could ever be lonely.
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] I began to realize that being beautiful is like having a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park: completely unfair and usually bestowed upon those who deserve it least.
Mr. Big: Although there are so many god damn gorgeous women out there in this city.
Carrie Bradshaw: What an amazing observation.
Mr. Big: But the thing is this, after a while, you just want to be with the one that makes you laugh. Know what I mean? Okay, see ya.
Carrie Bradshaw: [voice over narration] I take that back... Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.