"I certainly didn't say while writing 'Gossip Girl,' 'Oh this is going to be big!' It was really like, 'Oh god, everyone's gong to hate these people! They're so bratty!' But I actually think what is so appealing about them is the humor in them."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Cecily von Ziegesar on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Cecily von Ziegesar on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Cecily von Ziegesar on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Cecily von Ziegesar on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Cecily von Ziegesar on Henry Ward Beecher
"I'd never really babysat. I feel like I'm Blair, or 'Gossip Girl.' A teenager, basically - and now suddenly I'm a mom?"
"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."