Cory Monteith quotes

  • I want to get married and have children and live happily ever after. That's important to me.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Children #Important #Want

  • I think if you show up and you work hard and you're straightforward, you can always create your own opportunities. I hope I'm right.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Hard Work #Opportunity #Thinking

  • Be nice to everyone, always smile & appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Nice #Appreciate #Gone

  • At some point, you realize your parents are human. They make the best decisions they can with the options available to them.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Decision #Parent #Realizing

  • I don't have to hide or be somebody I'm not. I don't have to compromise. I can just be myself.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Compromise

  • I'm a cat whisperer. When I go to people's houses, their cats always like me better than the owners.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Cat #People #House

  • I used to do tech support for MSN in Canada.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Support #Canada #Used

  • 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,
    -- Cory Monteith

    #School #Kids #Thinking

  • If you focus on what you want and you persevere, chances are you succeed. You know, that's what I found. It might not be in acting - it might be in business, financing, it might be in the arts, it might be in anything. But it's all about focusing and being inspired.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Art #Focus #Acting

  • Every single day I wake up in the morning, and I wonder if this is some kind of amazing dream that's gonna end all of a sudden. And, you know, I'm gonna wake up and be somewhere else.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Dream #Morning #Wake Up

  • It's all about perseverance. Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Perseverance

  • The show must go on all over the place or something.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Goes On #Shows

  • And everything that comes out of my mouth is gonna be repeated in two-sentence-long bites for the next years of my life. Certain words travel far and wide.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Years #Two #Long

  • I took out a whole fireplace and put in broken glass and installed a burner underneath, so it looks like fire on ice. I did that in my bedroom suite. I'm pretty handy
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Fire #Glasses #Ice

  • Just be you...'cause that's good enough for me!
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Causes #Good Enough #Enough

  • Life is too short to be serious
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Life Is Too Short #Serious #Life Is

  • 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.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #People #Focus #Trying

  • I play a lot of ultra-violent video games.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Games #Play #Video

  • 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.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Careers #Lines #Hanging Out

  • I don't need to be wildly famous for my life to make sense.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Needs #Make Sense

  • I say eat fast and die young.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Young #Die Young

  • When the music hits, you feel no pain, to quote Bob Marley. But it’s true. It’s like all art and creation: You’re completely in the moment, and you just feel free.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Art #Pain #Bob

  • 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.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Ideas #Dating #Tabloids

  • My life has changed in almost every way but I couldn’t be more grateful. I couldn’t be happier - I feel like the luckiest guy in the world.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Grateful #Guy #World

  • My past made me who I am today. I can’t just pretend it never happened. But the biggest lesson I learnt from that, is that I can be an example for others who are still struggling! There’s always hope and help for everyone. I think it’s my responsibility to do that, to help. I always refer to this as the “moment of clarity”. It’s hard to explain what really happened, but it was a once in a lifetime kind of moment. I had reached my lowest point and I just knew things had to change quickly because there was just no other way, you know.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Struggle #Responsibility #Past

  • 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
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Care #Helping #Cry

  • I've got the rest of my life to be a grown-up. And for now, it's OK to be young.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Young

  • I'm Canadian, but no, I don't speak French.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Speak

  • If people are taking pictures of me at Starbucks, it's not the end of the world. It's cool, it's fun, it's exciting.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Fun #People #World

  • It's really annoying when you're trying to get to know someone and she doesn't pay attention to you because she's obsessed with her phone.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Phones #Trying #Attention

  • I'm a big fan of 'Glee.' I think it's really smart. And I think it's well-timed. But you can't not be surprised at the reception this show's received. It's really something else.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Smart #Thinking #Glee

  • How do I put this? 'Glee' is like 'High School Musical' if 'High School Musical' had its stomach punched and its lunch money stolen.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #School #Lunch #Musical

  • I have a solo deal with Columbia Records. So it's about, do I want to release an album, when can we do it, what kind of album should it be, how should it be released and marketed and what's the right timing? Do I have time to do it? It's all about questions.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Albums #Records #Want

  • But when the 'Glee' audition came around, my manager literally had to talk me into it. I was petrified to sing in front of anyone.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Glee #Auditions

  • I don't read that many novels, I'm more of a nonfiction fan.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Fans #Nonfiction #Novel

  • I keep a pretty low profile. I live in Culver City with some roommates. I don't do the whole 'Hollywood' thing.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Cities #Hollywood #Roommate

  • I probably tweet every other day, which I know isn't half as much as some people.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #People #Half #Tweet

  • I'm Joe Canada, who never went to high school. I've never even been to a football game.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Football #School #Games

  • I was 20 years old, working as a roofer and a telemarketer and driving a taxi, just barely getting by. A friend of a friend suggested I try acting. I was like, 'Why? What am I going to do? Community theater?' But I took a class, and the teacher thought that I had potential, so I moved to Vancouver and started auditioning.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Teacher #Years #Class

  • I was dirt-poor. I could barely hold down a job. Eventually, though, I started getting small parts on shows like 'Smallville,' 'Supernatural'... and lots of really bad sci-fi movies. I was running around the woods in wolf contacts, covered in fake blood made out of pancake syrup, roaring.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Running #Jobs #Blood

  • 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. This led to a period of drugs and anchohol. When his family gave him an ultimatum to get clean or they'd report him to the police Corey said, "I was done fighting myself. I finally said, "I'm gonna start looking at my life and figure out why I'm doing this.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Fighting #Self #People

  • Evolved? As a dancer? Me? I don’t fall down as much, unless it’s part of the scripted dance. I don’t step on other people’s toes anymore. I think if I started the show a one out of ten dancer, now I am a two and a half.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Fall #Thinking #Two

  • I recently had a few days off while shooting a movie in Budapest, so I took a cab from the set to the airport, looked at the departure board, and decided where I wanted to go right then and there. I spent four days in Rome and didn't tell anyone I was going.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Rome #Airports #Shooting

  • I'm lucky on so many counts - I'm lucky to be alive.
    -- Cory Monteith

    #Lucky #Alive