Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Things We've Learnt From Gossip Girl

We've spent six seasons delving into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite, and amidst all the scheming, drama, blackmail, backstabbing, social events, love triangles and fabulous clothes, there were quite a few good life lessons to be learnt, all narrated by our favourite (not-so-secret-anymore) source, 'Gossip Girl'. In tribute to the end of an era, I've put together some of my much-loved quotes from the TV series over the years, as related by 'the voice' of Gossip Girl. These are accompanied by a few unforgettable fashion moments from the show.

A Few Memorable Lines:

* "Forget a grand entrance. Everyone knows that it’s the exit they’ll remember.”
* “Sometimes, despite the risk, the most important thing is to seize the moment. 

Or whatever else you can grab.”
* "But our most dangerous enemies are the ones we never knew we had."
* “One thing about being on the top of the world.. it gives you a long, long way to fall.” 
* "Sometimes the most important thing to know is when to get out. And when to give in."
* “The thing about new beginnings is that they require something else to end.”
* "You better get your beauty rest now. Because it looks like things could get ugly in the morning. XOXO —Gossip Girl"

"In our modern age, when you call someone and can't find them
 you can be pretty sure they'll get the message.
But if they don't call you back, it usually means they don't want to be found."

I think I will be able to look back at this post in a few years and fondly remember a time when Blair was the headband wearing Queen B, Serena was a capricious It-Girl, Chuck ran the empire, Nate was being, well charming, benevolent Nate and Lonely Boy Dan was actually the one who spun everyone's world around. Which is your most memorable 'Gossip Girl' moment?

*The images and quotes do not belong to me, but these cards do, if you would like to use them, please refer back to this blog. Thank you!


Paula Ramiro said...

Love GG and all those quotes..

XOXO, Collage Minimalista

Nhi said...

Oh Sam! i absolutely love this post! i'm a huge GG fan, and i'm so sad it's over. not only all the drama and the stories behind it were fantastic but also the characters and above all the clothes! loved their style:) i can see that you put so much effort in this post! everything matches - the colors, the font. it's just beautiful:)

Demi Mist said...

I don't watch the show, but I know it's very popular.
Nice post and photos!

Unknown said...

I love all the quotes and I just can't accept the fact that it is all over!
I will miss Serena's outfits and Blair' schemes and that Gorgeous face of Nate and Lily's apartment is my dream house!
Of course I will miss Chuck.

Corinne said...

I've never seen an episode, but my housemate really likes it. Is it worth watching? Maybe I should wait until I have watched all of the other shows I am trying to get through!

Corinne x

Unknown said...

Awesome quotes!!!!

The Garage Starlets said...

Some great looks on the show! Love it!


Unknown said...

wow beautiful!!

Ellen Grace said...

I adore Gossip Girl, I watched the last episode online and although I was sooooo sad it ended, I actually really loved the ending (I wont spoil it for whoever hasnt seen it) but it ended like it should have! Going to miss it



Unknown said...

I love Gossip Girl and all these quotes!


Unknown said...

I miss Blair and her fantastic style. I have to say they gave a new dimension to New York and to fashion.


Awe I miss the show already!! :( this makes me want to bring out my box set! I love the cobalt blue pants blake is wearing :D xxx

Wendy Annabeth said...

i too miss GG already :(so sad :(

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

such a great post! GG! xoxo! hehe

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Love this post Sam! I never watched the series but some of these quotes are so great I think I might have to start playing catch up... And the outfits are just fabulous - that red ruffled gown!!

JanandJill.com said...

This is such a cute clever post and I love the styles on Gossip Girl and always have. This definitely brought back some memories of watching the show. Thanks for sharing


Lisa Lockhart said...

Lol I was thinking about doing a Gossip Girl post myself! I miss it already, It's weird not being able to watch it on Monday nights. I'm actually watching re-runs right now on demand!!!


Bravoe Runway said...

I have never seen an episode of Gossip Girl can you believe that? I may need to try to get it on DVD, the fashion is amazing.

Rahul Bhatia said...

The Gossip Girl made me situp to read all these lovely quotes! Loved it, Sam:)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

These were some great quotes! I loved all the fashion. Excellent post Sam!

Unknown said...

nice post!!

Love, Gongy


gigi said...

love this! I am obsessed with the outfits on this show. u sure picked a bunch of the best. thanks for sharing this great post. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment too! now following you and looking forward to your future posts. hope you can come back and visit again soona and do the same. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

MOSAMUSE said...

im actually interesting in seeing the new carrie diaries too!


Rebecca said...

I so miss gossip girl! I am not sure if I had a favorite moment of the show but every episode the fashion was amazing! The clutch bag that have in my most current blog post was on Gossip Girl so that is pretty cool!


Megan said...

Oh, I'm going to miss Gossip Girl! It was seriously one of my favourite shows ever.

But the relationship between Serena and Blair was just all thwarted and wrong! Still, I loved them all, creating so much more drama in their life than necessary! (ie Chuck refusing to marry Blair until his father is defeated)

Test said...

so funny im reading this as im watching some past episodes... loved the show!


Such a great post Sam. I caught up watching missed episodes. I loved it initially for the fashion alone. Wishing you a wonderful week dear! xx /Madison

katie said...

Oh no, I'm really uncool and still haven't seen any of Gossip Girl. I remember reading some of the books away back when but I still haven't gotten around to watching any of the episode, I usually just end up looking at pictures of the costumes online! (It's always fun to look at those, they're so pretty!) One of these days I'll have to get around to seeing this show!

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, super cool post! I am big fan! I love Gossip Girl. My favourite moments are the Chuck-Blair ones! kisses chrs

Valeria said...

I love Gossip Girl and this post is really nice. Nice quotes.


Lipgloss Kisses said...

Love this post! I will definitely miss the fashion on GG. One of my fave lines was from season 1 (I think?) when Blair says "That Mother Chucker.". Ha, Ha. :) x

Y además sombreros said...

Cuanta moda hay en esta serie.
Un beso.

Unknown said...

ooh i love gg ♥ i will miss watching it every week :/

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Never watched GG, but I was reading about GG fashion and all that stuff...Lovely pictures, and I must say, great quotes! Ilina

Unknown said...

I love Gossip Girl!!!


Kelinha said...

I loved Gossip Girl =)

Fashion-Bridge said...

Such a beautiful post dear! And I think quite some quotes would fit perfectly into your Friday Frills columns;)
Oh I loved Gossip Girl and it's indeed the end of the ear, bittersweet end...But all good things come to an end.
Mostly I'll miss Blair and Chuck, and of course all the fabulous clothes...:)




Heather said...

LOVE this show! My fave is "damn that mother chucker" - cannot believe who GG actually was!!!

Pearls & Paws

Maddie said...

Such a beautiful tribute to GG! Loved the show! :)


Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I also agree with the fact that some of those can be perfectly suit on your friday frills topyc!:) Btw, I really watched so few episodes of it..I know, is a shame! So I cant tell which moment I loved most, but you made a fantastic collage of the best scenes, love the ones about everyone does mistakes and the one about dressing to kill:P Kisses dear and have a nice day!:*♥

BELULOVE said...

love it!!


Unknown said...

wonderful post..i love it

Anonymous said...

AMAZING POST:) I LOVEd that show and I miss it now then Its over:(

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Have a great week dear


Rosie said...

Aw I loved Gossip Girl and I love how you put this post up!! =D


Sandra Leiva said...

GG was my favourite show, so sad is over :(

Great post!

Laura said...

Amazing post!, very interesting!, i really love her outfits!

little luxury list said...

What great quotes. Someone actually said the last quote to me when I left an old job (I don't think he watched teh show though, haha)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

You did such a fantastic job with the quotes the photos! So far my only memory of the series if the beautiful Elie Saab dress - I know I'll need to watch everything again properly when I have more time. :)

Jane Rose Caruso said...

I love Gossip Girl
Chocolate Rose Style

A Kiss...

Anonymous said...

Wow how huge list ! ^^ Gossip Girl is one of my fav shows ever, but haven't seen the last two seasons because I want to buy them as DVD. (And forgot to watch them on tv, heh!)

Indie by heart

Shopaholic said...


Indira Cherietmoi said...

Hi sweetie! Aaww what a really cute post and so thoughtful and very well put together. To be honest, I never really followed GG, just some episodes... *sigh* love their pics and outfits as well! :D Wish you great week, dear! xx

Madame Chic Bcn said...

To be honest the only reason I saw the first seasons of Gossip Girl was the stylisms. Apart from that I cannot understand why it has so much succes as it was quite bad!! ;-)
However your post is lovely darling.


Denisa said...

Very nice post as always. And I love thet outfits. Have a nice day.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is an awesome homage to the show. While Gossip Girl had it's ups and downs, it definitely provided much in the way of entertainment, eye popping fashions and great bon mots like these. That last one is one fo my faves.

I'm happy to say this new year has gotten off to a great start for me and I've been quite busy. Thanks for asking! And how is 2013 treating you so far my dear?

Je ne sais quoi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the series , the clothes and the sayings!
It's a beautiful post doll where I would have loved to do it hehe

Marouane B. said...

Very informative haha I didn't know much about Gossip Girl :)
Love your blog !
Mind visiting mine ? :)

Silvia Negretti said...

love love love this post!!!!
I'm a huge fan of GG, for both clothes and quotes! ;)


Carmen said...


Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

LOVE this post Sam!!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Adriana Carmen said...

Oh I loved this series!I'm going to miss it.Your post is really good!

Fashionthroughtravel said...

I absolutely LOVE this post! I still can't believe that GG has come to an end... Just two months ago I started watching all the seasons again this time with my boyfriend and he loved it so much that he's also sad now that it finished :)) He saw all the previous 5 seasons in just 3 weeks and he's still as hooked and sad as I was after 6 years of watching it. Thank you for reminding us of those great moments!

Unknown said...

Great pics!

New Post!

Kashaya said...

SOme great quotes there.=)

Wendy said...

Nate!! <3


Anonymous said...

This post was so adorable! Im a big lover of gossip girl, but most of all.. My fave character - chuck!! Haha!
Oh and yes that picture is my grandparents garden and I can speak the language because Im originally from there. :)

samecookiesdifferent said...

Oh love
x the cookies

Sofies closet said...

I've just starting watching it, and I love it! :D

Unknown said...

have not seen the show consistently, but absolutely love their style throughout the show.

Majka said...

I love GG! I just did not have time to see last season yet, but soon... I just think I will miss it. Love those georgeous outfits :)

You have such a nice blog! I am following you now and would be so happy if you could follow me back :)


Have a nice day!


Ileana said...

I love this post!!!
Can't believe there are no more new episodes :(


Unknown said...

Amazing post!!! I already miss GG so bad. It was my favorite tv show.

Kisses, Lucy :)

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

LOVE GG! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Unknown said...

I never realized just how profound GG is! I love all of these quotes and they are a great reminder to begin a new year with! Thank you for this post!


Unknown said...

:) Love these quotes!


Kat said...

love this post!! :D miss gossip girl :( such a good show!


Tian said...

These are amazing! Gossip Girl was really one of my favourite shows, especially the earlier seasons. I do miss it!


Nickita Francisca Dias said...

Loved your post :))..following you...kisses from http://in2-myworld.blogspot.in/

cecylia said...

OMG I've been avoiding Gossip Girl for years (because I fear of becoming addicted) but I think you've just convinced me that I NEED to watch it to learn more about fashion and style :)

Nicole said...

I'm so sad about this, I love Gossip Girl. Blair is by far my favourite. But I guess the story line is getting a bit tiresome now. I only really watched for the fashion and to admire the fancy places in New York.
Have a great day Sam!!
xoxo ;)

Diana Marks said...

Amazing post!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Anonymous said...

This is one of your BEST posts ever! I LOVE IT. I am a huge Gossip Girl fan and I will miss it dearly. I agree with you, the show did teach us a lot. I have too many favorite moments, but my top 2 are the train station scene with Blair and Chuck and their lovely wedding. CHAIR FOREVER! <3

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Mercedes Maya said...

love itttttttttttttttt

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Ah you just made my day dear! No no, not at all, I try to learn everyday by myself and everywhere I can get like movie in original or books! I really wish to speak it much more better, as you do!:) Thanks a lot, you really don't know how much appreciated your words:))) Wish you a great day, big hugs!!♥

Jessica said...

I love Gossip Girl <3

The Fashion Heels

Unknown said...

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Great quotes !! there funny ;)

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Unknown said...

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Miguel said...

No conozco la serie 'Gossip Girl' apenas hoy y gracias a tí... descubro una bonita pincelada. Espero poder seguir leyendo y compartir este juvenil y cautivador abrazo.

Josie said...

I never watched Gossip Girl! Wish I did, the fashion looks amazing xxx

Catriona MacLeod said...

From the sounds of it I really need to start watching Gossip Girl!! I remember ages ago I watched the first series but I'm sure that there's a crazy amount that's gone on since then. Such an awesome post =)


Always Maylee said...

Who knew Gossip Girl was filled with all these life lessons! Fashion and life, makes for a memorable show!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Elle Sees said...

I've learned I want Blake's hair

Martha from Malta said...

I love Gossip Girl, the clothes, scandals, luxurious apartments, majestic NYC oh and of course Mr.Chuck Bass :) Great post Sam, you captured the best moments of this great series!

Rakel said...

Love this post!

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Love their style!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

What a creative post! I do love when people post about Gossip Girl so I get to see all the beautiful fashion. I must admit, I must be one of the few people who never watched it.

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

very beautiful collection! I like these stylish pictures!


The Style Maze said...

Everyone loves Gossip Girl. It's no surprise because the show is great. For me it was always something more than just a TV drama. I grew up with Blair and Serena, I would do similar make-ups, hairstyles and look for similar clothes. I would watch it when I was happy and sad, younger and a bit older. I would live their live with them. I cried when the show was over, it has always been such a tradition to me to watch my favourite characters every week. No TV serie is going to be the same ♥



Anonymous said...

I still need to watch the final episode therefore I didn't read the text in case there was a spoiler. But I certainly was a fan of the series. A shame that towards the end I lost a bit of interest in the plot...


Gigi, street style said...

Amazing post!

mademoiselle mode said...

The perfection ^^

New post - Kisses

Unknown said...

Great post! I love Gossip Girl. I´m waitimg for the movie. Kisses

miss b said...

Just enjoyed catching up on your posts after my week away. You have chosen some wonderful quotes here and I loved so many of the gowns on your Awards wish list. Wishing you a wonderful, Happy New Year.

The Purple Clown said...

I love all these quotes and their styling is so impressive! Awesome post!


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The Chic Sheet said...

Ughhhh, I am so going to miss this show :(


trishie said...

I LOVE GG. The first season is my absolute favourite season.

Jacy said...

Ahh, Gossip Girl. I'm behind on my seasons, but goodness it's such an addicting show! I honestly think I enjoy their outfits (particularly Serena's) as much as the storyline. My favorite fashion moment on the show (up to where I've watched so far) is when Blake Lively wears that white Grecian-style gown with the perfectly disheveled updo (pictured above).



Carla said...

Great post! I love Gossip Girl! Those girls always look impecable! Sad it's over :( Happy New Year btw! xoxo

Unknown said...

Gotta love Gossip Girl! Amazing post!

xo, Megan
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Danny said...

I love gossip girl, thank you for this awesome post!

margaret cruzemark said...

Gossip girl, what a great shcool it was...but it ended...
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark