My biggest fear in writing ‘Gossip Girl’ was that the characters would sound like stereotypical rich, air-headed heiresses. These were my friends. They were smart and multifaceted. They had interests and passions. They wanted to become lawyers and doctors and writers and filmmakers.
…forgiving is not the same as forgetting.
When I was 16, 17, 18 years old, I felt like I had seen it all and done it all, and I was really kind of negative about everything.
Smart, truly hilarious, and entirely sympathetic. Like a hot bubble bath or a holiday at the beach, you won’t want it to end.
Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you
But she’d wanted him there and there he was. A lamb ready for slaughter.
I decided that, if I were to write a teen series, I’d want to set it in a place that was familiar to me – Manhattan, where I’d grown up – and I’d model the characters on myself and my friends.
Sometimes a b.f.f makes you go W.T.F but without them we’d all be a little less richer in our lives .
the only way to tolerate the thought of her mother sleeping with that man was to get drunk-very drunk.
When I meet other parents and they’re more ‘mumsy’ than I am – you know, I don’t want to be ‘mumsy,’ but I’m like, ‘Were you always like that or… what happened?
The girls show more skin these days, but I think, generally, they behave the same way as when I was growing up.
She was doing that thing some people do when they act nice and chipper and interested, while just below the surface they’re thinking really mean thoughts, and you can never call them on it because they’d just accuse you of being paranoid.