Gossip Girl: The Beautiful Quotes Edition
Gossip Girl was a hit show on the CW from 2007 until 2012. They aired over 6 seasons and 100 episodes during their run and had an incredibly devoted fan base. I was an avid viewer from the first episode until the very end.
My initial interest came from the Gossip Girl book series, which was wildly different than the television series. For instance, Chuck wore a lot of pink and had a pet monkey in the book series, if I recollect correctly from my high school days half a decade ago. I was not expecting the epic romance that turned out to be the Chuck and Blair saga that had me tuning in week after week to get my "Chair" fix.
Despite the fact that it was about a bunch of rich kids from the Upper East Side, Gossip Girl and the characters themselves were just like the viewers. They dealt with similar problems. They had relationship drama, family drama, school drama, all the things that teenagers can relate to and, in someways, adults. There were a few life lessons imparted by the show that I will never forget because of how they have correlated to my life, both when I first saw the episodes and even now when I binge re-watch them on Netflix.
Without further ado, the deep and beautiful quotes from your favorite series and mine, Gossip Girl.
Gossip Girl: Prohibition never stood a chance against exhibition. It's human nature to be free.
Chuck Bass: My father is someone who goes after what he wants and Lily van der Wooden was no exception. In typical Bass man fashion, his pursuit was direct and at times, not exactly subtle. One thing I've learned through my father's courtship of Lily is the importance of perseverance, that in the face of true love you don't just give up - even if the object of your affection is begging you to. And one thing I've learned from Lily, is the importance of forgiveness. She gave my father the gift of a second chance and in kind I've watched them become someone actually worthy of that gift. And one day I hope I'll be lucky enough to find someone who'll do the same for me. To the happy couple!
Gossip Girl: They say a leopard can't change his spots, but some things do change. The path not taken can become a road trip. Being grounded can lead to something groundbreaking. And whether they're sweating it out on the sultry sidewalks or cooling their heels in the Hamptons, no one does summer like New Yorkers.
Blair Waldorf: Damn that mother-chucker!
Catherine: Is Marcus everything you could possibly hope for?
Blair Waldorf: Yes, absolutely.
Catherine: Really? There's not one thing that's missing? That one thing you tell yourself you can live without? That'd you happily sacrifice for the rest? So tell you what, you're gonna sacrifice it every day for the rest of your life. Nate makes me feel alive. I'm not gonna give that up.
Blair Waldorf: Break ups are easy, it's having to see them date someone else that's hard.
Gossip Girl: If there's one thing I've learned it's that there would be no gossip without secrets. You might be brave enough to reveal your secret only to have it used against you. Or someone else's secret might affect you in unexpected ways. There are some secrets you are only to happy to keep. Others surface only to be buried away deeper than they were before. But the most powerful secrets are the truths you thought you could never reveal. That once spoken, change everything.
Blair Waldorf: Eight letters. Three words. Say it and I'm yours.
Gossip Girl: But most times it takes just one person, who is truly afraid to show what they feel, getting an opportunity they never thought possible.
Dan Humphrey: You have to decide what's most important to you. Keeping your pride and getting nothing or taking a risk and maybe, maybe having everything.
Chuck Bass: The next time you forget you're Blair Waldorf, remember I'm Chuck Bass. And I love you.
Blair Waldorf: I don't think you ran away because you couldn't handle death. I think it's because you couldn't handle feelings. You're not like that anymore. You're strong. You carry people. You carry me. You're becoming a man in a way that your father never was.
Dorota: In Poland, we have a saying, "Love is like head wound." It make you dizzy, you think you die, but you recover. Usually.
Blair Waldorf: The way to get over you isn't by hooking up with some random guy or pretending like we didn't happen. You and I loved each other. And then you broke my heart. I've been doing everything possible not to face that fact. I'm gonna kiss somebody someday, and when I do, it'll be for me.
Chuck Bass: I did the most dangerous thing I could when I said I love you, and it was worth it. If I got through my fear for you, you can get through yours for me. You have until tomorrow to decide. We're never going to be safe. So are you brave enough or aren't you?
Dan Humphrey: Say life is giving you signs and you're ignoring them because you're afraid of the thing they're signaling you to do. But then you think, what if these signs are here for a reason and ignoring them just makes me a coward?
Gossip Girl: Transitions in life are usually marked by major events, birthdays, graduations, weddings; but the greater transition often come out of smaller moments, when we stop and look at who we are, because each time we see how far we have come, we also see how far we still have to go. In order to fully transform, we might need to free ourselves of everything we’ve been holding on to, to send us on our new path, the right one. But if at the end, you find the person you have become is not the person you want to be. You can always turn around and try again.
Chuck Bass: There's a difference between a great love and the right love. I left the Empire State Building last year after two minutes when you didn't show. Louis waited all night. This is your chance at happiness. You think you shouldn't want it 'cause you've never had it and it scares you. But you deserve your fairytale.
Blair Waldorf: People don't write sonnets about being compatible. Or novels about shared life goals and stimulating conversation. The great loves are the crazy ones.
Gossip Girl: Friends or lovers, moving in is risky business. Any time the rules change, you don't know how they'll change you. We take the risk because the payoff can be so great. But the truth is, we never truly know who we're living with. Or the company they keep.