January 19, 1991 Upper East Side’s bad boy Chuck Bass was born! He’s a Taurus? Of course he is. A larger-than-life person who really loves the finer things in life: the perfect definition of Chuck Bass.
Played by Ed Westwick, Chuck is of course part of the core friend group in Gossip Girl. He is best friends with Nate Archibald and Serena van der Woodsen and has an on-again/off-again love story with the one and only Blair Waldorf. Chuck is seen mainly as the bad guy in the first few seasons of the show. He is misunderstood and frequently manipulative because of it. Growing up with a father who is a self-made billionaire and rarely shows interest in him, Chuck has a hard childhood. On top of that, he blames his mother’s death on himself even though it wasn’t his fault. He is a go-getter and always wants to succeed to prove himself to his dad and the world around him. He has a tendency not to trust people as he’s been betrayed many times. However, Chuck has a soft side for those he loves and will do anything for them, specifically Nate and Blair. He is complicated, but he is good at his core.
Let’s look at some of the most iconic Chuck Bass quotes that show his personality perfectly.
- “People like me don’t write books; they’re written about.”
- “Don’t mock the scarf, Nathaniel. It’s my signature.”
- “I’m Chuck Bass”
- “The next time you forget you’re Blair Waldorf, remember I’m Chuck Bass and I love you.”
Chuck’s main and most exciting storyline focuses on the love story between him and Blair. Throughout the entire series, the two keep fans guessing if they’ll end up together or not. But everyone knows they’re endgame. The two are both selfish and scheme for what they want, which sometimes even includes hurting each other on purpose, but deep down they’ve only ever really loved each other. Chuck has never been able to express love to any woman besides Blair. In fact, Chuck is barely able to express his feelings to anyone. He is emotionally unavailable except when it comes to Blair. No matter how hard he tries to deny his real feelings for her, he always ends up confessing and showing his undeniable love for her. It may not be logical, and it may be arguably toxic sometimes, but it’s raw and real. And let’s face it, Gossip Girl isn’t always logical anyway, right?
Here’s 5 quotes that prove Chuck Bass’s love for Blair is undying.
1. “I am so sorry for the pain I’ve caused you. And I know I can’t take it back, but I want to try and make it up to you. Even if it takes me the rest of my life.”
2. Serena: “I can’t believe Blair won.
Dan: Yeah, who voted for her?
Chuck: Me. About 150 times.”
3. “The only thing that has ever been real is me and you.”
4. “Don’t worry. I’ll protect you. I’d do anything for you.”
5. Blair: “Chuck Bass is a romantic. Who knew?
Chuck: Now you do. That’s all that matters.”
Don’t forget you can watch Chuck Bass and the entire Gossip Girl series and the Gossip Girl Reboot on HBO Max!