My name is Mercedes Jones and I don't have a lot of friends at this school. I mean, it's not like I get picked on and folks are nice, I guess, but there sure are a lot of white folks here at McKinley. I mean, there is that one black kid but he's real boring. I'm a star at my church where everybody knows I got a big ass voice, but here? I'm just a nobody. But that's all gonna change real soon.

Mercedes

My name is Kurt Hummel. I am a sophomore at McKinley. My first day at this school the principal got up in front of the entire freshman class and told us that the next four years are going to be the best years of our lives. What a joke. Another day, another cataclysmic humiliation. Everywhere I go I'm isolated and alone.

Kurt

You know, I forgot the way it smells in here? All that life or death teen adrenaline. All that drama.

Jesse

A couple of months ago I crawled into this choir room with a mission. A selfish one. I needed you guys to help me get my groove back and, well, it came true. Now the world is opening up to me and the best part is that in this moment, I don't care. All that matters is you guys and the strength of this circle that we've created. So go out there and enjoy it.

Rachel

Will: What is wrong with you?
Sue: Oh, it's just a flare up of my chronic hate disorder.

Kurt: Please tell me that was insured!
Blaine: Oh, it's not. But that was very, very pretty.

We make really great music together, Rachel. We always have.

Jesse

[to Rachel] You know, we all support you. We always do. Just please think about the future, and not just, like, the next month or the next big ticket out of here. Look back at yourself from the future and ask yourself if dropping out of NYADA is something you're proud of.

Sam

You know? Screw it. We've had to fight for everything we've earned in our lives and this is just the beginning of a new fight.

Kurt

Sue: You have crossed me for the last time William Schuester!
Will: Do you have any idea how many times you've said that?
Sue: And it still feels good!

Rachel: This is what I wanted!
Sam: No, what you wanted was a second chance to get it right and Carmen just gave it to you. If you throw all that away you're going to be making the same mistake all over again

How do people just burst into song? How does everybody just magically know the lyrics?

Sue

Glee Quotes

You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

Sue

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.

Rachel