"When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that's what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Leighton Meester on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Leighton Meester on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Leighton Meester on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Leighton Meester on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Leighton Meester on Margaret Mead
"I feel more mature than most people my age."
"I'm so accustomed to being alone."
"I'm a grown woman and sometimes, I might be a little fat, you know? Am I alone there? Not really."
"Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it's much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing."
"I really like to be able to have variety and to try different things - that's the beauty of fashion."