If you’ve ever met me, you’re sure to know how much I love the show Gossip Girl.

Maybe it’s the fact I desperately yearn to be a trust fund baby gallivanting around the upper east side, or that Ed Westwick and Chase Crawford are just too easy on the eyes.

I mean…

Anyway…I’ve seen the show so many times I can just about quote every episode.

Awhile ago, I began to make a list of quotes that our favorite Gossip Girl has said herself.

Every time I heard these words I stopped and took a minute to think about the immensity and truth behind something a fictional character seemed to directly say to me. While most of these are just short little phrases, they speak wonders. Below are a compilation of my favorite quotes that I believe can really change the way you think about life, love, and friendship. (Am I too corny yet?)

1. “Love hard when there is a love to be had.”

2. “If two people are meant to be together, eventually they will find their way back.”

3. “The truth makes everything else seem like a lie.”

4. “If you love someone, you’ll set them free.”

5. “Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, drink a lot of mimosas.”

6. “They say the universe has a real sense of humor, and that sometimes having your dreams come true can feel like a nightmare.”

7. “You can’t lose something you never had.”

8. “Everyone knows the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

9. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.”

10. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.”

11. “The only thing more shocking than the truth are the lies people make to cover them up.”

12. “The brightest stars burn out the fastest.”

13. “When faced with an uncertain future, the questions we truly hate to ask are the ones we fear we already know the answers to.”

14. “We make our own fortunes and then call them fate, and what better excuse to chose a path than insist it is our destiny? At the end of the day, we all have to live with our choices, no matter who’s looking over our shoulders.”

15. “While most people think it’s our brains that control our actions, it’s often our hearts that get the biggest workout.”

16. “The problems start when we refuse to let change happen, and cling to old habits, but if we hold on to the past too tight, the future may never come.”

17. “They say war is not the answer, but sometimes it’s a battle just to keep the peace.”

18. “A shared enemy makes for an unlikely friend.”

19. “Whenever we give up something we really care about, we hope that the universe will reward our selfless choice. However, it’s not always fate that gives us a gift, but someone closer to home.”

20. “When it comes to life’s bitter pills, the hardest to swallow is a taste of your own medicine.”

21. “They say misery loves company, but sometimes it’s the company you choose that makes you miserable.”

22. “Life is the sum of our choices. Choose wisely, and fortune smiles upon you, but choose poorly, you never know what price you’ll have to pay.”

23. “Sometimes you get the thing you always wanted only to discover it isn’t what you really needed.”

24. “Luck is a funny thing. It’s easy to accept it when it goes your way. but when it doesn’t, call it injustice and treachery. Remember the most important rule in gambling is the house always wins.”

25. “Sometimes looking for answers only leads to more questions, and sometimes you’re better off not knowing.”

26. “They say the truth will set you free, but some truths comes at a price.”

27. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

28. “There’s nothing like a scorned lover to scorch the earth.”

29. “Age breeds wisdom.”

30.”Everyone knows the best place to check for secrets is under the bed…or in it.”

31. “We all have things from the past we want to erase. There’s always a record of misdeeds somewhere, and someone’s always looking for it. Better not to ignore the past but learn from it instead, otherwise history has a way of repeating itself.”

32. “Every mistake happens for a reason, to teach you a lesson you would otherwise learn, and hopefully never make that mistake again.”

33. “They say fortune favors the bold but watch out for the bold faced lies that come with fortune’s favors.”

34. “That’s the thing about destiny. Instead of too many choices, you suddenly have none.”

35.”You can never really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. At first, it might not seem like the most natural fit, but walk around in those shoes long enough and you’ll discover you just might like it.”

36. “The great loves are the crazy ones.”

37. “Don’t let anyone tell you you aren’t powerful.”

38. “In order to fully transform, we might need to free ourselves of everything we’re holding onto. This can send us on our new path, the right one.”

39. “A half-truth is a whole lie.”

40. “We all like to think we are in the driver’s seat of our own lives, but the idea that we can control our fate is an illusion. You can choose the most loyal friends, the dream job, the truest love, but at the end of the day our fate is decided for us. All we can do is hope we have the strength to cope with the hand she deals us.”

XOXO, Gossip Girl


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‘Gossip Girl’, from left: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, ‘The Ex-Files’, (Season 2, ep. 204, aired Sept. 22, 2008)
‘Gossip Girl’ TV Series, Season 2 – 2008

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