While most people would regard Charlotte York’s views on love as slightly archaic as well as naive, we find her desire for true romance to be awe-inspiring. Although Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha seemed to grow cynical when it came to the idea of finding “the one,” Charlotte never seemed to let go of her belief system that there’s someone special out there for her.
Eventually, she got everything she ever wanted with Harry, but none of that would’ve been possible if she didn’t hold on tightly to her faith in finding the perfect relationship. With that said, here are ten of Charlotte York’s most inspirational quotes about love on Sex and the City.
10 “DON’T LAUGH AT ME, BUT MAYBE WE CAN BE EACH OTHER’S SOULMATES?”
This is one of the best lines in the entire series, and it is said by the one and only Charlotte York. Out of all four women, Charlotte has been the most eager to find her male love interest, going great lengths to end up with “the one.” The fact that Charlotte is the one to say this line to her girlfriends, Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha, makes it all the more meaningful. It is so endearing to think that these women are each other’s soul mates no matter what, due to the fact that they love each other unconditionally.
9 “DO YOU KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO HAVE ME?”
Charlotte says this line to Harry when they get into an argument over dinner. It is one of the most tragic moments on SATC because their fight leads to serious heartbreak considering the two of them were the best couple on the entire show by a landslide. Charlotte knows her worth as a smart, kind, beautiful woman, and she wants to remind Harry how lucky he is to have her.
Unfortunately, she says some things that she doesn’t mean, and she realizes her mistakes, then later apologizes to Harry. Charlotte then realizes what truly matters in a relationship—that it’s not about shallow, surface-level details but instead about how the other person makes you feel.
8 “ARE YOU SAYING YOU’RE JUST GONNA GIVE UP ON LOVE? THAT’S SICK!”
Throughout the entire series, the women are often met with heartbreak and disappointment. When their dates and their boyfriends constantly turn out to be letdowns, they get so worn down by all of it that they sometimes just want to give up on the whole idea of true love. Charlotte York, on the other hand, refuses to give up on the idea of finding the one. It’s just not in her nature to do so. While Miranda, Samantha, and Carrie might find Charlotte’s outlook to be childish, Charlotte is the one who gets to have the last laugh when she winds up in the best relationship imaginable.
7 “I’VE BEEN DATING SINCE I WAS FIFTEEN, I’M EXHAUSTED, WHERE IS HE?!”
Charlotte’s journey to find the man of her dreams is incredibly inspiring, but it is also somewhat tragic until she finally meets Harry. She goes through a string of lovers who are nothing like the Prince Charming that Ms. York has always dreamed of having. She always seemed to be met with disappointment and it started to really take a toll on her well-being. In fact, Charlotte became downright exhausted. Yet as we know, all the heartache had eventually led to a great reward. It just took a lot of time and a lot of faith to get there.
6 “I DON’T CARE IF YOU EVER MARRY ME. I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU.”
Throughout the series, Charlotte was absolutely set on getting married. According to Carrie, “Charlotte treated marriage like a sorority she was desperately hoping to pledge.” It is something that has been at the forefront of her mind since she was a little girl, and now that she has finally met the person she has been searching for her whole life, she tells him that she doesn’t even need to get married to him as long as she can be with him. She is sacrificing her dreams for him because she loves him so much, and Charlotte realizes there is more to love than a marriage certificate.
5 “HE MAKES ME LAUGH… AND I FEEL LIKE I CAN BE MYSELF AROUND HIM.”
At the end of the day, when you are looking for the person that you plan on spending the rest of your life with, you need to choose someone who is going to make you feel happy. Looks eventually fade, and status can only get you so far. Harry Goldenblatt is pretty much the opposite of Trey MacDougal, Charlotte’s first husband.
While Trey was conventionally handsome, Harry was beast-like. While Trey was a man of old money, Harry had to work hard on his own to make a living. Harry isn’t Charlotte’s ideal when it comes to superficial traits, but when it comes to how he makes her feel, he is the perfect catch. That’s all that really matters in the long run.
4 “I’M PRETTY AND I’M SMART. I’M A CATCH.”
Charlotte is pondering on the fact that she’s still single, despite her being a perfect catch. She eventually ends up in the happiest marriage, and it wouldn’t be possible for her to achieve that level of success in her love life if it wasn’t for Charlotte being aware of her worth. It is essential that you love yourself if you ever want to be loved in a romantic relationship. It is only until you realize how great you are, that you’ll be able to find true love. Self-love is the key ingredient to making things work with a significant other.
3 “I BELIEVE THERE’S ONE PERFECT PERSON OUT THERE TO COMPLETE YOU.”
The subject of monogamy comes up often in SATC. Some of the characters strongly believe in it, while others believe life is too messy and complicated to commit yourself to just one person for the rest of your life.
While Samantha sees monogamy as a bit of a disease that you catch from other people, Charlotte sees it as a beautiful, fairytale way of life. For Charlotte, there is no other option. Once you find that special person, according to Charlotte, there should be no one else. They are the individual who exists to complete you.
2 “HARRY WAS BALD AND HE TALKED WITH HIS MOUTH FULL, BUT I LOVED HIM.”
True love is blind. True love doesn’t care how much hair you have, or whether or not you have good table manners. When it comes to true love, it is so much more than what you can see on the outside. It took Charlotte York a long time to learn that there is more to a love interest than their physical appearance and their status in society. Yet when she did learn this to be true, it made her relationship with Harry all the more rewarding for us viewers. It made us truly adore Charlotte for finding a love that surpassed all her old superficial values.
1 “BUT PEOPLE DO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!”
You’d think after a certain age, people would start to realize that life isn’t as dreamy and perfect as it is at the end of a Disney movie. Most people grow to become cynical as they get older because of this realization that “happily ever after” doesn’t actually exist. Yet for Charlotte, she refuses to give up on her belief that there is someone out there to give her that fairytale happy ending that she has been longing for since childhood. We admire her faith in love and romance, and we all can learn a thing or two from Mrs. Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.
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