This is quite a departure from the usual quotes about positivity and attitude that you have seen in this blog. But sometimes in life we have to cut our losses and move on. The prevailing wisdom is to never burn a bridge because you never know what the future holds, however, sometimes it’s best to blow it up and be done with it.
Caroline “Carrie” Marie Bradshaw is a fictional character and lead character of the HBO romantic sitcom Sex and the City, as well as the CW series The Carrie Diaries, portrayed by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and AnnaSophia Robb, respectively. She is a semi-autobiographical character created by Candace Bushnell, who published the book Sex and the City, based on her own columns in the New York Observer. On the HBO series, Bradshaw is a New York City newspaper columnist, fashionista, and later, freelance writer for Vogue and a published author. Her weekly column, “Sex and the City,” provides the title, storylines, and narration for each episode.
The quote is about letting go of the past and embracing the future. And the only way to move forward in a positive direction is to leave our past successes and failures in the rear view mirror.
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” is a popular song which was published in 1944. The music was written by Harold Arlen and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was nominated for the “Academy Award for Best Original Song” at the 18th Academy Awards in 1945 after being used in the film “Here Come the Waves“. It is sung in the style of a sermon, and explains that accentuating the positive is key to happiness. In describing his inspiration for the lyric, Mercer told the Pop Chronicles radio documentary “[my] publicity agent … went to hear Father Divine and he had a sermon and his subject was ‘you got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.’ And I said ‘Wow, that’s a colorful phrase!'”