Long gone are the Wednesday nights I spent confused by Serena van der Woodsen's love life, despising Jenny's wild antics and admiring Blair Waldorf's preppy attire.
Albeit the trend of headbands has passed into oblivion and flip phones are non-existent, Blair Waldorf will always live in our hearts. The quintessence of “classy, not trashy," she was undoubtedly the "it girl."
Everyone loved Serena, but I always loved the protagonist of "Gossip Girl," Blair Waldorf.
Watching this show undoubtedly gave me unrealistic expectations of the all-girls private school I started at the age of 11, but I'm pretty glad I didn't end up being a classmate of Blair Waldorf and her "minions."
See, Blair Waldorf was the embodiment of high school cattiness and intimidation, the ultimate Queen Bee.
Despite my fangirling over her color-coordinated attire and dazzling $250 headbands, I would never have claimed to be anything like her, given I consider myself a "nice" person. Regardless of her sassiness, Blair Waldorf was still human and now, more than ever, I relate to Blair Waldorf, understanding the sources of her complete and utter bitchiness.
In spite of the fact that she lived in a penthouse apartment on the Upper East Side while I lived in my house in the suburban Greater London borough of Bromley, Blair Waldorf was relatively relatable. From crying over lovers and lost friends to being rejected from the university I thought I was destined to go to -- we went through a lot of the same things.
Behind her "plastic" persona was a vulnerable and real person who could crack and cry once you struck a nerve. Despite her harsh and cold aura to most people, she cared for the ones she loved and was absolutely heartbroken by Chuck (a half fuckboy/boyfriend) who mistreated her, time and time again.
Thus, here is the ultimate list of her quotes that have helped me mend my broken heart.
1.“Once men have tasted caviar, it baffles me how they settle for catfish.”
Hands down, this is the quote you are obliged to say when you're scrolling through your ex boyfriend's Facebook and see his new girlfriend, while one hand is scooping Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and the other is frantically wiping away your tears with a damp tissue.
She could be Miss Universe or she could be Nanny McPhee, but regardless, you will tell yourself he downgraded from the shining gem of caviar that you are to the poor, ugly piece of catfish that he has settled for “out of convenience."
2. “I have an idea for you: quit. Your boss is a bitch. Let's go to lunch.”
It's easier said than done. However, that's not to say you can't use this mentality whenever you're angry with someone.
Angry with your sibling? Eat food. Furious you missed your train? Eat food. It's a simple mantra and one we must all stick with.
3. “Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.”
Guilty AF. As much fun as it is to read your horoscope endlessly waiting for the stars to align and make you win the lottery, life is never going to be that easy.
Work hard and try to get to the place you want to be, and even if life throws you in all sorts of directions, it'll all work out (eventually).
4.“Just because we can't be together doesn't mean I won't love you.”
Ouch. That hit a nerve. When you're completely and utterly in love with someone who hurts you repeatedly time after time, you have no choice but to say this because the pain is too much for your heart.
The love will always be embedded in your heart, and as they say, "If you love something, let it go."
5. “What we have is a great love. It's complicated. Intense. All-consuming. No matter what we do and how much we fight, it'll always pull us in.”
Your friends might tell you that you "totally need to break up" because you and your SO fight too much, but the truth is, no one is going to understand how you truly love and feel.
From rowdy fighting about that other girl he keeps on messaging to bickering about the rom-com you actually wanted to watch on Friday night, you'll still find yourself forgiving that idiot for all the crap he's put you through because it's simply love.
6. “He ended up treating me like something he owned instead of something he earned.”
Undoubtedly, when you're given something you didn't actually earn, you neglect it. You don't appreciate it. We've all been there.
The love of your life treats you like a piece of gum on his shoe instead of the princess you actually are.
7. “There aren't enough curse words in the world to satisfy me right now.”
Catty bitch fight? Yeah, Blair has all the feels, too. The beauty about the incredibly versatile word "fuck" is that it can be used as a verb, adjective, adverb... Anywhere you want to use it, you can use it.
Because guess what? You're a boss ass bitch, too (catch my drift?).
8. “Feelings never make sense. They get you all confused. Then they drive you around for hours before they drop you back where you started.”
Ouch. You can spend all day crying and diving your face into endless mountains of Hershey's and Cadburys until you realize you're not feeling any better.
You thought you'd gain happiness by eating your body weight in chocolate, but the only thing you've gained is weight and a bucket full of tears.
9. “If you really want something, you won't stop for anyone or anything until you get it.”
Sometimes, you just have to be selfish. You're young and the world is technically your oyster. If you want to buy that Burberry coat, go and get it and don't look at the final number in your bank account.
But seriously, you have to prioritize your own happiness and if certain things (including people) aren't making you happy, drop them.
10. “Whoever said money can't buy happiness, didn't know where to shop.”
Sure, money can't buy you real friends and a stable relationship, but it can buy you a couple of Chanel handbags and a nice holiday in the Bahamas, which is just as good as that, right?