Candace Bushnell

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.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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My decorating and renovation skills are nil - indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as 'window dressing.'Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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I've always been fascinated by young women who come to New York. The characters in 'Lipstick Jungle' were once young women who came to New York and we see their early experiences through flashbacks.Candace Bushnell

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The key to life is your attitude. Whether you're single or married or have kids or don't have kids, it's how you look at your life, what you make of it. It's about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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I actually don't shop very much. I have a tendency to rotate a few pairs of ripped jeans and an old cashmere sweater.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman.Candace Bushnell

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Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.Candace Bushnell

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I was incredibly determined - I wrote short stories, I wrote the beginnings of novels. I wrote a little children's book and sent it to the editor-in-chief of the children's division of Simon and Schuster and she asked me to write a little children's book for a series she was doing.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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'Lipstick Jungle' was on the air for 20 episodes - I loved 'Lipstick Jungle.'Candace Bushnell

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I'm looking forward to writing more novels for young adults.Candace Bushnell

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The reality about being economically dependent on someone else usually doesn't work out for women in the end. It's about being an adult and being responsible for your life. Most women have to work, so let's just get on with it.Candace Bushnell

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Growing up, nobody I knew even knew a writer. So it was a big adventure and something that I've wrestled with my whole life. I think it's a journey worth taking, really finding out who you are and what you do well.Candace Bushnell

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Even as a kid, I never liked breakfast. I just don't like to eat then. I like to get up and work. I think sticking a whole bunch of carbohydrates in your stomach in the morning is probably the worst way to begin the day.Candace Bushnell

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I have a house in the Connecticut countryside where you'll always find me, summer or winter.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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The women I know who have children and have careers, they seem to be very happy. They love their children and they love their jobs. But happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love.Candace Bushnell

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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.Candace Bushnell

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Sometimes you have to find the passion. It comes from the inside... Everyone has to find it for themselves.Candace Bushnell

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I love things that are old and glittery, that come with layers of glamour and past lives.Candace Bushnell

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