Louis: "This is that part in every episode where I throw off the burdens of aristocracy or something and act like I'm sacrificing something that's never made clear, and then later it all goes away again for other ill-defined reasons and the whole situation resets to basic default for the next episode, yes?"
Ivy, verbatim: "Even one of these would not only launch the website, but blow Diana's mind."
Nate: "And my ethics."
Anyway, it's this tissue-thin thing where Nate feels so bad for doing this pretty egregiously shitty thing, and then for no real reason kind of shrugs and goes along with it, and they talk about what assholes they are for doing it, but what can ya do
Nate, suddenly: "Actually, though, you're even worse than me because these people are your actual family."
Ivy: "...Oh, that's right! I totally forgot that part. Okay, let's just put a kibosh on this whole thing and go to Yom Kippur."
Nate: "That was even more useless than my usual storylines. Maybe Dylan Hunter was right and I really am just half of a gay youth."
Ivy: "Psych! I am totally bringing these leather dossiers full of ancient information back to Diana. But in the meantime, could you give me some condescending words of wisdom that are also totally hypocritical because you're in the exact same position as me?"
Chuck: "Dr. Barnes, I can't believe I stalked you all the way to Temple so that I could bother you some more, and you won't even chill and hang with me for like one minute?"
Barnes: "You could've had fifty, but you wasted them. Knowing your reputation, I expected nothing less than an entirely inappropriate manipulation. Allow me to lay down some basics about your mental health science. You never had a childhood, and so you behave like a child in the worst ways. You pay for intimacy so you're always in control and no one can get close to you. Your superficial connections and lack of authentic emotion leave you isolated and alone. Not just tonight. Always. I wish you all the best, but you're gonna need more than that to live a happy and normal life."
Chuck: "She really gets me. Or at least the shallow cypher of a character I sometimes can be."
Serena: "You would not believe the day I am having! Allow me to complain to you about my job for a second."
Dan: "What? I am totally angry at you! All I did was tell you that you could have the movie rights, and then renege on that agreement without warning. How could you do that to me?"
Serena: "I'm sorry, Dan. I'm sorry that your flaky double-crossing bullshit scared off Harvey Weinstein, and I'm willing to take the ethical fall for it for some reason. I'm sorry that I wasn't really a virgin the first time we did it. And I'm sorry that you wrote such a hateful book about me."
Dan: "It wasn't just about you, it was also about Daisy Buchanan, and Amy March, and like five different Gwyneth Paltrow roles. My lack of creativity is multivalent, it's one of the most amazing things about me is how thin I can spread my complete lack of originality. I'm a self-important hack. It doesn't mean anything, Serena!"