Dan "Lonely Boy" Humphrey is the son of rocker Rufus Humphrey, and is the older sibling of Jenny Humphrey. His best friend is Vanessa Abrams, whom he had feelings for a year prior to the pilot episode of Gossip Girl. Dan is a poet and attends the St. Jude's School for boys. He has longed for Serena van der Woodsen since a party when they were fifteen, and she was the only person who was nice to him. He has somewhat of a disgust for Serena’s best friend, Blair Waldorf; though, he seems to have warmed up to her given their heart-to-heart in "Bad News Blair". Dan and his family reside in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and he wishes to attend Yale College.
Dan Humphrey Quotes
|Season 6 / Episode 8: - It's Really Complicated|
Rufus Humphrey: They kicked you out too, didn't they? I saw your piece on Serena. You let me off easy by comparison.
Dan Humphrey: All I did was tell the truth.
Rufus Humphrey: "Your" truth. Everybody has a version... a way of delivering it. It wouldn't have been my choice.
Dan Humphrey: Well, maybe that's why Lily doesn't respect you. Why she chose Bart Bass over you. Her money over you.
Rufus Humphrey: So is this how you become Bart Bass? You become just as cold, devious and evil as those Upper East Siders?
Dan Humphrey: I did what I had to do. Tonight, for the first time in my life, those rich people weren't looking "down" on me. They may have hated me. But I was one of them. Jenny, Vanessa, among others were right. In order to stand up to, face and defeat evil people, you have to become evil.
Rufus Humphrey: Congratulations... I guess. So now that you've achieved that, you can come back to Brooklyn.
Dan Humphrey: What I want isn't in Brooklyn. I'm only staying with you for now because we're still family. I have a plan. I've always had a plan this whole time... and it's working.
|Season 6 / Episode 3: - Dirty Rotten Scandals|
Nate Archibald: Why the hell do my advertisers think that Vanity Fair is publishing the rest of your serial?
Dan Humphrey: Because they are.
Nate Archibald: Dan, we had a deal.
Dan Humphrey: A handshake is hardly a deal.
Nate Archibald: [incredulous] Oh my God! I think I'm gonna hit you.
Dan Humphrey: I told you just last week that it was a bad idea to mix business and friendship. You wanted me to go to Rufus before publishing. And today when he threatned a lawsuit, you freaked out.
Nate Archibald: I was trying to protect my newspaper.
Dan Humphrey: What do you want me to say? Vanity Fair is the big time. The more readers I have, the more power I have. It's that simple.
Nate Archibald: I thought we were in this together.
Dan Humphrey: We were. But something better came along.
Nate Archibald: Okay, now I know I'm going to hit you!
Dan Humphrey: In this public place with witnesses around? Come on, Nate! You know that you and all your other friends would have done the exact same thing in my position.
Nate Archibald: You know what? Don't bother coming back to the Empire Hotel! Find another place to stay.
Dan Humphrey: I thought you might say that.
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