Glee produced some memorable quotes. Some are song lyrics. Unlike other shows, though, some of the good quotes have ended up being made so in-series, too. This page is for the ones that summarise the spirit of the show.
Quotes / Glee
"Glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy."
—Lillian Adler, quoted by Sue in the Grand Finale
"Being a part of something special makes you special!"
—Rachel Berry, Pilot
"Being part of something special does not make you special; something is special because you are a part of it."
—Rachel Berry, Dreams Come True
"See the world not as it is, but as it should be."
—Finn Hudson, as immortalised in the dedication to the auditorium
"You can't change the past, but you can let go and start your future."
—Quinn Fabray, Michael
"No matter how talentless, misshapen, ugly, miserable, or sexually ambiguous you are, [glee] will still love you unconditionally."
—Sue Sylvester, New Directions
"Ms Sylvester, I want to thank you for teaching me a valuable life lesson: When you really believe in yourself, you don't have to bring other people down."
—Quinn Fabray, Acafellas
"You may think that I'm a zero... but you wanna be a loser like me!"
"We're all losers. Everyone in this school! Hell, everyone in this town. Out of all the kids who graduate, maybe half will go to college - and two will leave the state to do it! I'm not afraid to be called a loser, because I can accept that's what I am, but I am afraid of turning my back on something that actually made me happy for the first time in my sorry life."
—Finn Hudson, Pilot
"Don't wish away your life, you're exactly where you're supposed to be."
—Shelby Corcoran, Hold On To Sixteen
"The fact is, [the glee club] were pretty cool to me last year when I wasn't on top."
—Quinn Fabray, Duets
"It's just hard to feel weepy when I look at my friends. They've grown into such incredible people, nothing's going to stop any of them."
—Quinn Fabray, Goodbye
Sue: All the popular kids are in the penthouse, all the nerds playing wizards and trolls in the forest - bottom floor.
Will: Where do the glee kids lie?
"No-one's forcing me to be here; and if you tell anyone this I'll deny it, but I like being in glee club. It's the best part of my day."
—Santana Lopez, Sectionals
"I'm gonna miss you."
"...with every broken bone, I swear, I lived."
—Glee Cast, Dreams Come True