Cory Monteith Quotes

I’m just happy to be on the show. I’m really, really happy to be coming back. It’s really good. 

2013

It's all about perseverance. Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up.

2013

I think there is a part of like fame, when it happens, it's unusual for the human experience that when it happened so late in my life that I really started to prepare myself for the absence of that fame. This is all fleeting. This is rarefied air. It's all going to change.

2013

‘Sorry I haven’t been around — there’s a good explanation.’ 

2012

Prop 8 has been ruled unconstitutional! In other news, the Pacific Ocean was discovered to be wet. 

2012

We're going to look back fifty years from now and be shocked that this is what we were having to deal with and having to convince people it's wrong to bigot against people of varying sexualities. I think our kids are going to be really confused by us.

2012

It always blows my mind to think about how it was just a FOX pilot that started so humbly a couple of years ago and then winning all these awards and stuff . . . It's kind of an electricity. It's a very rare feeling. It's good to have felt that.

2012

It's always terrific to play a character that's younger than yourself. It kind of extends your own life in a strange way. 

2012

It wasn't for me. I can remember ever since about the sixth or seventh grade, I just didn't understand why I had to learn what I was learning. For some reason, there was a spirit of rebellion in me. 

2011

Anything and everything, as much as possible. I had a serious problem. 

2011

I stole a significant amount of money from a family member. I knew I was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care. It was a cry for help. I was confronted and I said, ‘Yeah, it was me.’ It was the first honorable, truthful thing that had come out of my mouth in years. 

2011

I don’t want kids to think it’s okay to drop out of school and get high, and they’ll be famous actors, too. I’m lucky on so many counts—I’m lucky to be alive. But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it. If I can, anyone can.

2011

I didn’t have any definition of self. I never fit in, so I started pretending I was other people. I’d find people I thought were cool and dress how they dressed, talk how they talked, do whatever they were into. 

2011

I want to get married and have children and live happily ever after. That’s important to me—I’d love to have kids one day. Just not now or in the near future. 

2011

I like the idea of dating, but I’m not dating anyone exclusively, particularly right now. It’s hard to be in a relationship unless you’re ready to go public with it. So it’s a lot easier for me to not be in a relationship. I really don’t want that part of my life to be tabloid fodder. Not my style. And then there’s the flying around everywhere, which makes it hard. I’m pretty focused on my career, and if it comes down to hanging out with somebody or learning my lines, it’s gonna be learning my lines. But I really like dating—it’s a lot of fun. Delicious food and a frank conversation, that’s my idea of a good time. I like to keep it real. 

2011

I see the people in the tabloids, the ones that get bad press, who have kind of gone off the edge, and I try to study them so that I don't do that. It seems like they lost focus at some point—that's the one thing they all have in common. The beauty of this show is that it's impossible for us to do that. We work 24/7/365. And I love it. 

2010

Mine was in junior high. We couldn't hang out at her parents' house, so we hung out in this big field, underneath a willow tree. That's where we were the first time we made out. It was beautiful, tall grass and all that, but it was on the side of a highway, so people were honking their horns at us.

2010

When the Glee audition came around, my manager literally had to talk me into it. I was petrified to sing in front of anyone. 

2010

This sounds really cliché, but it's true—it's the high school experience I always wanted. Where we're all growing into this new life together and figuring it all out as we go. I remember I'd come home from fifth, sixth grade, and I'd watch Saved by the Bell and be like, 'I hope my high school experience is like that.' And it totally wasn't. It sucked.

2010

The last thing I want to do is kind of imply to readers in high school that you too can drop out and be an actor and get on a big show and be ­famous and make a shitload of money. 

2010

You have to really look to get into trouble in Victoria, but I was industrious. Skipping school. Drinking. All that kind of crap. Things started off innocent like that. I definitely found myself in some places that I'm very fortunate I came back from. 

2010

I get what Ryan was saying. There's a beautiful chemistry to this show and messing with that would be dangerous, but it doesn't matter because I've already tapped all them asses. 

2010

I think that’s why they pay you a lot of money to do this stuff, because it implies the very real possibility of not working for a while when it’s done.

2010

Being a celebrity is not my vocation. I like to stay home, hang out with my friends, play video games, burp and eat pizza. 

2010

I realize that this happens to an actor about once every 10 lifetimes. To be on a show that’s this good, it’s rarified air. 

2010