A former ballerina and rock groupie, Lily is the mother of Serena. That makes her mom to the most popular girl in Constance Billiard School.

Lily is aware that her daughter deals with sex, drugs and other bad influences at school. But she understands it's just part of being in the spotlight of the elite clique.

She is also drawn to the mystery of Gossip Girl, who seems to know every secret in the complex world of the rich and the glamorous.

Lily van der Woodsen Quotes

Dan: I hope you had a pleasant 21 hours since I last saw you.
Lily van der Woodsen: Yes, it has been very pleasant. Until now.

Lily: Why is my daughter going to one of your concerts?
Rufus: Cause we're awesome.

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Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Serena: I know you may find this hard to believe, but not everyone wants to go to Yale because not everyone wants to be Blair Waldorf.
Blair: Not everyone can be.