10 Truisms About Aging From "Sex and the City"

Devotees of "Sex and the City" know that for Carrie Bradshaw, whether she was stood up for a birthday dinner or going through a breakup, there's always consolation to be found in a punny aphorism. In addition to breakups, friendship, and designer shoes, another theme of the HBO hit was aging (who can forget Carrie’s 35th-birthday meltdown?). So, here are 10 truisms about aging from "Sex and the City" in the gallery above.

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"Men in their 40s are like The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you're never really sure you got the right answer." Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"When you're a teenager, all you want to do is buy beer. But once you hit 30, all you want to do is to get carded."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"The only thing worse than being single and in your 30s in this city, is being single and in your 20s."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"And then I realized something, twenty-something girls are just fabulous, until you see one with the man who broke your heart."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"I love you . . . but I love me more. I’ve been in a relationship with myself for 49 years and that's the one I need to work on."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

Carrie: "I'm 35!"  Samantha: "Oh, shut up. I’m 140." Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"Somewhere between Gen X and Gen Y they blended and made XY."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"Forty is the last age a woman can be photographed in a wedding dress without the unintended Diane Arbus subtext."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

"Enjoy yourself. That’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are to learn the lessons. Your 40s are to pay for the drinks."   Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO