'Gossip Girl' Lessons Told Through Serena Van Der Woodsen Quotes

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In a world of exceedingly embezzled diamond headbands, intertwining hook-ups and whirlwind marriages to European Princes, 'Gossip Girl' was undoubtedly the ultimate show to live these preposterous fantasies.

What did Serena Van Der Woodsen not have? Besides being the nicer version of Blair, she seemed more down to earth, had every boy lusting over her and still had a wardrobe that would make Olivia Palermo jealous.

And whilst we all secretly wanted to be Serena, she was almost too perfect. Her perfection made her unlikeable sometimes. You saw her again crying over Dan Humphrey and you still felt sorry for her.

She had her own flaws though. She trusted too much, loved too much and cried too much.

Whilst, in an ideal world, we'd all like to have blonde tousled tresses and skyscraper legs, we'll have to settle for using Serena Van Der Woodsen quotes to guide us through our love lives.

1. “It's not breaking up. It's just taking a break. It's not you.”

Sometimes, when the love of your life gets too much and the romance takes a toll on you, you just need to ask for a break. And whilst he may beg and tell you that breaking up isn't the solution, you'll tell him that it isn't an actual break because you love him too much to actually break up with him but you both know where the relationship is actually heading.

2. “The hardest thing is watching someone you love, love someone else.”

It's easy to watch people fall in love and swoon over their pictures together. But, when it's the love of your life loving someone else, your whole world comes crumbling down. You ask yourself why you weren't good enough, why he loves her more or why he chose her.

He looks at her the same way he looked at you, brings her to the same places and sends her the same goodnight text messages and whilst it can be disastrous to think about that incessantly, you can't help but cry.

3. “People keep fighting about the same things until it breaks them apart.”

Love isn't easy and it's easy to go round in circles of arguing, but if nothing changes in your relationship because the same issues keep on cropping up, you can't expect your relationship to get any better.

4. “I know we're too young to talk about forever, but that's what it feels like.”

People always perceive young love as this fantasy puppy love, as if it won't last forever. However, when you've found the one and you're willing to do anything for him, you'll realise that you can't envision yourself being with anyone else but him.

5. “If you have feelings for someone, nothing else in the world matters.”

Sometimes, you can go through life thinking that nothing else matters apart from your job , money and yourself. However, when you've fallen head over heels for the one you love, you won't care about anything else apart from him and it will feel like everything finally fits into place (as cliche as that is).

6. “I loved you and just because we broke up doesn't mean I could just turn it off like that.”

When you and your ex-bf broke up, you just wanted to shut out all of the emotions involved with the relationship and move on like nothing ever happened. But that's really not the case. You end up still thinking about him, all of the places you went to and all of the memories you made.

A breakup is a slow cycle of death and unfortunately, it's the saddest thing ever.

7. “If I cut everyone in my life who made a mistake, I wouldn't have anyone left.”

People make mistakes. People will hurt you. People won't even feel bad about it. However, that's the reality of life. Sometimes, people deserve second chances in life and the people you've loved will hurt you too but it's about being willing to give them that second chance again to truly make it work.

8. “People do have a power over us, even after they're gone.”

The worst part of a breakup is the fact that his absence makes you feel even more sad. Although he's hurt you so deeply, his lack of presence in your life is enough to make an even bigger hole in your heart. While this incessant pain could last a long time, eventually, you'll realize there's more to life than crying over a boy.

9. “I don't wait around to be disappointed again. So, excuse me, if I don't fall for that or you ever again.”

After you've had enough, this is the best quote to throw in your ex's face. No matter how many times he keeps on telling you that he'll change or that he really loves you, there reaches a point where you just don't believe it and can't give him another chance.

10. “I don't want anyone else. I want you.”

Despite the endless rounds of arguments and the toxicity of your relationship, you'll still find yourself wanting to see him again because it's love. At the end of the day, he can hurt you as much as he'd like to, but you just wish you could utter those words to him.