Lily, verbatim: "An actual event? Where I don't have to tend the bar myself?"
Rufus: "Maybe even a shower?"
Lily: "Well, I guess I can stop pretending to read Crime & Punishment. Hurrah!"
Rufus: "You don't ever have to read a book again. Now get dressed, and we'll go to the Jenny Packham show. You know my love of couture and social outings."
Lily: "Great! I hope everybody's super bitchy to me some more. Wait, speaking of, what about Aunt Carol? She's still flying from Miami, just like hours ago."
Rufus: "She can come too! I'm sure she loves fashion shows as much as she loves stealing from her own daughter. We'll make it a family event!"
Gossip Girl: "Like I even have to say it, but Cousin Peepers is in for a world of trouble. Or would be, if she hadn't been upgraded to series regular and thus obviously is in no danger whatsoever. Listen, whatever gets Max here fastest."
Dan: "Noah Shapiro's stolen my book! My anonymity becomes his own!"
Chuck: "Just like you wanted. What's the problem?"
Dan: "Argh! It's not what I wanted at all! I wanted to get credit for it, but without seeming like I wanted it! Aren't you paying attention at all?"
Chuck, verbatim: "There's nothing more boring than a sense of morality, Humphrey."
Dan: "That's totally not what this..."
Chuck, verbatim: "-- But since you seem to be so afflicted with it, you have two options. Either you go tell Simon & Schuster, and the world, that Noah Shapiro is a credit-stealing liar, or you stay quiet forever and simply let it go. Whatever you decide, do it already. I might not be able to feel anything, but at least I'm not paralyzed."
Gossip Girl: "For serious, Lonelyboy. Get your shit together."
I think that of all the things that tie Blair and Dan together, it's this sense of being afraid of caught wanting that's the most interesting, because it's what can keep them apart. It was a huge aspect of her thing with Chuck, from the very beginning -- four words, eight letters -- and even though she's stuck in different loop, for this episode, it's still part of her relationship with Dan: You want the chauffeur to want you and you need the chauffeur to do 90% of the work before you even show up at the party, you know? Or else you're the girl who hit on the chauffeur. She's had the rug pulled out enough times that there is no amount of not-saying that will keep it foolproof, so she shoves it under the rug altogether, so to speak.