"I personally was never physically bullied or tossed into dumpsters, but I definitely was verbally and socially bullied."

"It definitely taught me to be quick on my feet with witty comebacks... I remember one time someone screamed 'fag' at me in the hallway, and I screamed back, 'Yeah, but can you spell it?' Everyone in the hallway laughed at the other kid; it was nice to reverse the abuse."

"The emotions that [my 'Glee' character Kurt Hummel] goes through are very real. I've personally gone through all of those." - Chris Colfer (via NY Post)