Lauren Conrad

Sunday's episode of The Hills (8 pm/ET on MTV) not only marks the end to Season 5, but an end to the Lauren Conrad era. In honor of our favorite Laguna Beach native turned Hills hottie, we decided to take a look back at all her words of wisdom throughout the years.

Season 1, Episode 9 "Love is Not a Maybe Thing"
Heidi debates breaking up with her boyfriend Jordan when she isn't quite sure if missing him means it's a relationship worth saving. Lauren makes it simple for her:
"Love is not a maybe thing; you know when you love someone."                       

Season 2, Episode 9 "New Year, New Friends"
As Lauren and Lo chat about New Year's Eve and their almost run-in with former friend Jen Bunney, Lauren decides that she's happy having a smaller group of girls:
"Honestly, like, at this point I would so much rather have, like, a few good friends than a lot of fake friends."

Season 3, Episode 2 "Big Girls Don't Cry"
As Lauren and Lo discuss Audrina and Justin Bobby's rocky relationship history, Lo asks Lauren if she thinks people can really change:
"I think that everyone can change if the right person comes along, and I think that every girl wants to be the right person. Every girl wants to be the one girl that can change that guy."

Season 3, Episode 18 "When One Door Closes"
When Brody confesses that he's scared to get into a new relationship since he hasn't had great ones in the past, Lauren sheds some light on the subject:
"Nobody has had the best relationships in the past, that's why they end.

Season 5, Episode 9 "Hi Lauren, It's Spencer"
Once again, Lauren tries to explain to Heidi that she's alienated everyone in order to be with Spencer. Lauren likens it to a previous relationship when she says this:
"I remember being with Jason... and thinking everything would be perfect if we could go to an island somewhere. But life isn't an island. You have to have other people in your life."

Bonus: let's not forget how far Lauren has come. Back in her Laguna Beach days she gave us this gem when she was discussing boys with Heidi and Jen:

Laguna Beach Season 2, Episode 13 "Boys Are Like Purses"
"You're always going to have that one boy that you're always comfortable with and you'll always kind of like, right? That's your purse that you wear everywhere. Then you have that gorgeous bag you want everyone to see you with... .Then you have those other purses that you really like but don't really want to be seen with."

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