10 of Our Favorite Stanford Blatch Quotes From ‘Sex and the City’

Willie Garson, famously known as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City, has passed away at age 57. To honor him, we’re sharing some of his best quotes that brought viewers so much joy.

The world has lost an icon, Willie Garson, best known as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City, has passed away at age 57.

Stanford remained hysterically funny throughout the series with famous lines like, “You sit your ass down Mistress Carrie, there are drinks present” when Carrie tried leaving the bar early and, “Oh my God! She’s fashion roadkill!” when Carrie was stepped over by Heidi Klum on the runway. There are so many moments that left viewers of the show laughing until their stomachs hurt, so there is no better way to honor Garson than by sharing some of Stanford’s most iconic moments. 

  • Stanford’s reliable gay-dar

Carrie: “How do you even know he is gay?”

Stanford: “I’ve seen him roller-blading on eighth avenue. That’s enough.”

  • Stanford and his relationship with puberty

“Puberty is a phase, fifteen years of rejection is a lifestyle.”

  • Stanford’s favorite past-time

“We all judge. That’s our hobby. Some people do arts and crafts. We judge.”

  • Stanford’s truth about Sleeping Beauty 

“You only like it because she gets to sleep for a hundred years and doesn’t age.” 

  • Stanford and his need for many, many shrinks

Stanford: “How can you not have a shrink? This is Manhattan. Even the shrinks have shrinks. I have three. 

Carrie: “No you don’t.”

Stanford: “Yes, one for when I want to be cuddled, one for when I want tough love, and one for when I want to look at a beautiful man. 

Carrie: “That’s sick!”

Stanford: “Which is why I see the other two.” 

  • Stanford and commitment issues

Carrie: “You wouldn’t commit to a nice guy, given the options?”

Stanford: “I can’t even commit to a long-distance carrier.”

  • Stanford on true New Yorkers

“A New Yorker who does not take the subway is not a New Yorker you can trust.”

  • Stanford struggling to find love

“It’s so not fair. All the good ones are straight… even the gay ones.” 

  • Stanford and cigarettes 

Carrie: “What is wrong with cigarettes?”

Stanford: “Nothing, they’re fabulous!” 

We don’t advocate for this but everyone has their vices! 

  • Stanford and wedding confusion

“Is this a toast or a roast?” 

Willie Garson was one of the many actors returning to HBO’s new series And Just Like That, a spinoff of Sex and the City. Although it’s unclear how many of the 10 episodes he will appear in, it will be his last on-screen appearance sharing some of his famous Stanford Blatch advice.

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Kiley Hill

Kiley Hill is a senior at Penn State University majoring in broadcast journalism focusing on TV reporting and minoring in entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on new media.