"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."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Cecily von Ziegesar on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Cecily von Ziegesar on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Cecily von Ziegesar on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Cecily von Ziegesar on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Cecily von Ziegesar on Bryan White
"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."
"I'd never really babysat. I feel like I'm Blair, or 'Gossip Girl.' A teenager, basically - and now suddenly I'm a mom?"