Our 10 Favorite Single Girl Quotes

In honor of today’s release of How to be Single–a film based on a book written by Sex and the City writer Liz Tuccillo–we’ve put together a shortlist of some of our favorite single girl quotes. Click through to see some of the best lines from Beyonce, Amy Schumer, Carrie Bradshaw (of course!), and more.


“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” -- Carrie Bradshaw

"I love being single. It's almost like being rich." -- Sue Grafton

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." -- Beyonce


"Marriage is a great institution. But I'm not ready for an institution yet." -- Mae West


“I don’t need anyone. Because I can do every single thing that a person in a relationship can. Everything. Even zip up my own dress. You know, there are some things that are actually harder to do with two people. Such as monologues.” -- Liz Lemon


“All my friends are getting married. I guess I’m just at that age where people give up.” -- Amy Schumer


"I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves." -- Shirley Maclaine


"It seemed to me that the desire to get married... is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again." -- Nora Ephron


"When you realize who you live for, and who's important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I'm gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it - and I lived it for me." -- Rihanna

“Our time is so precious. You're holding out for someone who you really want to spend all your time with. Otherwise, there's no point to it.” -- Liz Tuccillo