“It's very important, if you have something good, to try your best to make things work and don't become lazy; and you know, you're not always going to agree and if you do need to argue, then argue but sort your shit out... because if it's worth having, it's worth fighting for.”
—Rose Ellen Dix on being asked what her biggest fear is, which is losing Rosie.
“We are all watching different shows.
Some of us are watching Glee through a musical theater lens where people burst into song and we don’t think about it too hard.
Some of us are watching it through a magical realism lens where Brittany, Becky, Puck are changelings; Kurt is an apprentice magician Death’s Beloved; Dalton is a dark and terrible faerie kingdom; and Blaine is a boy returned to our world after being snatched as a child.
Some of us are watching an after-school special, and wondering why we aren’t being given clearer messages about respecting people who are different than us and having a healthy body image.
Some of us are watching a soap opera and are only here for makeouts, unplanned pregnancies, and angst.
There is no right answer. You do not need to be reassured because you do not need to worry. The author is dead, and whatever truth you experience in fiction is valid.”
“Wherever your path may take you, I urge you to make the arts a meaningful part of your life in some way. They are food for the soul. They revitalize us. They transport us, inspire us, shape us, humble us. They connect us worldwide in ways that nothing else can. They are the best common denominator for the proliferation of good in the world. They are the mirror with which we can view humanity and all of its complexities.
I implore you to vigorously support and advocate for the arts for the rest of your lives. Be a consumer of the arts. Attend things you never thought you would ever go to in your wildest imagination—the ballet, opera, your local philharmonic, musicals, community theatre, concerts in the park, museums. Encourage others, particularly the youth in your communities, to do the same. The gifts and the rewards are priceless.”