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Cory Monteith Quotes

Cory Allan Michael Monteith

Cory Monteith quotes: the late actor’s timeless quotes.

“I think if you show up and you work hard and you’re straightforward, you can always create your own opportunities.”

“But for those people who might give up: get real about what you want and go after it.”

“Find something that inspires you. Find something that you can get excited about, that will become your new direction.”

“Believe in yourself. Work hard. Never stop hustling.”

“People who are passionate are attractive—if they’re excited about their life and what they’re doing, that’s really engaging. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a movie star or an accountant.”

“The most challenging things bring the most benefits.”

“It’s all about perseverance. Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up.”

“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.”

“I was like a lot of kids, looking for something to be interested in. Something to be passionate about. All you need is permission—for anything in life.”

“Sometimes it’s better to let go of some people from your life, to help them understand your voice and importance in the future.”

“I walk the balance between doing what other people want me to do and following my own dreams. I think that’s something that a lot of teenagers cannot relate to, you know, whether they’re going to be the cool kids and jump off the bridge because their buddy told them to or if they’re going to march to the beat of their own drum, do what makes them happy, and what makes them excited about life.”

“I was a young kid trying to find where I fit in and find my social group. I hated going to school. I didn’t really have much of a school experience. I kind of left school early, I was kind of a bad kid. I got into a lot of trouble. I struggled a lot when I was a kid. I’ve been at risk and lived in a marginalized situation. My passion is to give something back.”

“At some point, you realize your parents are human. They make the best decisions they can with the options available to them.”

“I had a resumé filled with McJobs—Walmart greeter, roofer—and little else. 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.”

“I was dirt-poor. I could barely hold down a job. Eventually, though, I started getting small parts on shows. 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.”

“Working at the cake shop I was living on a thousand bucks a month. When they pay you thousands of dollars to be on an episode of a TV show, I was like, I can live on this for years. I didn’t even know that you could get paid to be an actor when I first started doing this.”

“Considering the course on which I was on, it was a shining spot in kind of a dark time in my life.”

“I think there’s a part of fame that, when it happens, is unusual for the human experience. I don’t need to be wildly famous for my life to make sense. Being a celebrity is not my vocation. I like to stay home, hang out with my friends, play video games, burp and eat pizza.”

“I don’t have to hide or be somebody I’m not. I don’t have to compromise. I can just be myself.”

“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.”

“Enjoy the fact that you are young. They say youth is wasted on young for a reason. Enjoy yourself. Cherish it. Stay in school, do you work and do well.”

“If I can, through my experience, shed light on the way out of a difficult situation that I know many kids are experiencing, that’s huge. If I can inspire kids to do what they love to do, and follow their dreams and follow their passions, that’s the highest calling.”

“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.”

“What’s interesting to me is chasing my endeavors and seeing where this all goes and exploring opportunities.”

“I feel like I’ve lived a league of lives and done so many things and seen so many things and I want to do as much as a I can and push myself.”

“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. I’m lucky on so many counts.”

“Life is too short to be serious. Love is how you stay alive.”

“Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”

“The show must go on.”

“Be nice to everyone, always smile and appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.”

“Just be you.”

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