In the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, no character is as mysterious (or important!) as the elusive Lady Whistledown, whose Society Papers are a prominent plot device throughout the show.
Think of Lady Whistledown as a Regency Era ‘Gossip Girl’. It is her writings that bind the story together and drive the plot forward, so unsurprisingly, she plays a ~ pretty ~ important role in Bridgerton.
Well, in honor of Lady Whistledown (whose identity we shall keep hidden for the sake of this post), here are some of her best gems from Season 1, featuring pearls of wisdom, perfect one liners, and that effortless Whistledown eloquence.
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The Top Lady Whistledown Quotes from Bridgerton
“As we know, the brighter a lady shines, the faster she may burn.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“It has been said that, “Of all bitches dead or alive, a scribbling woman is the most canine.” If that should be true, then this author would like to show you her teeth. My name is Lady Whistledown. You do not know me, and rest assured, you never shall.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“Ambitious mamas rejoice, for the new Duke of Hastings continues to grace our fair city with his presence. And, oh, what an impressive presence it is!” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“How the young miss secured her newfound suitor is yet to be determined. Yet, if anyone shall reveal the circumstances of this match, it is I.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
“This author has often thought the heart a most curious of instruments, heeding neither reason nor rank.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“There is nothing like an excursion into nature to lift the spirits and loosen the tongue.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“I have always thought that an appreciation of the arts is what lifts us beyond mere animals. It stirs the passions and moves the spirit, and, this author hopes, inspires more newsworthy pursuits.”
“After all, why settle for a duke when one can have a prince?” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“All is fair in love and war, but some battles leave no victor, only a trail of broken hearts that makes us wonder if the price we pay is ever worth the fight. The ones we love have the power to inflict the greatest scars. For what thing is more fragile… than the human heart?” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Of course, a lady’s disgrace does not merely tarnish her own name. Like the tars of the Thames, it also leaves a horrid smear on anyone nearby.” Season 1, Episode 7 “Oceans Apart”
“Is anything more exhilarating than taking a gamble? For it is often the highest risk that carries the greatest reward. Yet, wager wrongly, and you might find yourself left with nothing but regret. Of course, one can never know for sure whether a wager will make a fortune or ruin it, unless one chooses a more secure pursuit.” Season 1, Episode 7 “Oceans Apart”
“Tonight, we shall discover which young ladies might succeed at securing a match, thereby avoiding the dreadful, dismal condition known as “the spinster.” – Lady Whistledown, Season 1, Episode 1 “Diamond of the First Water”
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