Cory Monteith, Glee Gallery


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

The entertainment world continues to mourn the loss of Cory Monteith, who died Saturday at the age of 31. Monteith skyrocketed to fame with his portrayal of Finn Hudson on Fox's smash hit Glee. Fans watched as Finn grew up in front of their eyes over the course of four seasons: When we first met him, Finn was your cookie-cutter high school quarterback, dating the head cheerleader and petrified of being thought of as uncool, so much so that he kept his talented vocals a secret, save for one fateful shower performance. Cut to four years later, when a graduated Finn was mentoring the new generation of New Directions, inspiring them to pursue their dreams, while discovering his own: He wants to become a teacher. 

To celebrate Monteith's portrayal of Finn Hudson, we compiled a list of our favorite quotes, ranging from sweet sentiments issued to sweetheart Rachel (Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele) to poignant speeches on growing up. Of course, there's a few funny one-liners thrown in there, as well.

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