Quotes by: Candace Bushnell
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.
I'm really enjoying being single. I'm not even looking to meet anybody, which is so freeing.
My decorating and renovation skills are nil - indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as 'window dressing.'
I always thought that there was a really good chance that I wasn't going to get married.
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.
Ever since I can remember I was telling stories and had a huge interest in other people and what made them tick.
There's so many things that mattered so much in my 20s and 30s that don't matter now.
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.
What I have yet to see is a real woman choose a younger man because he spent six hours a day at the gym trying to sculpt his abs.
I think a young woman's relationship with her father is really important.
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.
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.
I started writing about New York as soon as I arrived. I was 19. I used to write short stories and send them out.
My parents had a great marriage. Interestingly, it made it harder for me in relationships because I knew what a good relationship looked like.
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 actually don't shop very much. I have a tendency to rotate a few pairs of ripped jeans and an old cashmere sweater.
I have a house in the Connecticut countryside where you'll always find me, summer or winter.
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.
'Lipstick Jungle' was on the air for 20 episodes - I loved 'Lipstick Jungle.'
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 love Chicago. I lived there briefly for three months and kept a boat under one of those space-age buildings. It was very Jetsons.
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.