"At the very, very beginning when the first book came out, a movie was the last thing that I wanted for the series, because it was, y’know, a book about reading and a book about stories. And, I just wanted it to have a life as a book. Three years later, now that I’m writing the third one and it’s been a bestselling series and teachers are using it in the classrooms, now I think that I kind of feel like it has had a really good life as a book. So, now I won’t give too much, but I am more open to the idea of a film, and I have been taking meetings and whatnot, finally."
- Chris Colfer on a Land of Stories movie (x)
roricruegsuegger: “So if you have anything to say to me, you can say it to my bodyguard….” #glee #chriscolfer #15footchris #setlife
"I’m Chris Colfer and I’m 72 years old"
- Chris on Esquire (via chriscolfernews)
"I’m looking forward to being older. Which I know sounds crazy, but… it really sucks to be in your younger 20s. Like, no one just… there’s no respect. There’s no… no one care. So, I’m looking forward to being older and maybe, maybe gaining a little bit of respect. And hopefully I’ll be dignified about it. I’m thinking like 60s or 70s. I really - I really want to get to that age where I can really say whatever I want and I can just be the crazy old guy in the corner. That’s going to be a lot of fun. I think I’m going to thrive in that stage of life."
"Usually I would say someplace like Paris or London or someplace in Europe, but I don’t think I could rest if I was here, because I’d always be out exploring and learning, and going to the historical places, so I - I think an ideal vacation would have to be someplace with nothing to see. Just like, very remote, maybe with a biking trail, and animals… like, nature. That sounds great."
"Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
No amount of money,
Can stop me from loving you.
Try as they may,
Try as they might,
I’m not letting go,
Without a fight.
Some say it’s wicked,
Some say it’s sinful,
Some say it’s wrong,
And just awful.
I don’t know how much,
But when push comes to shove,
I definitely don’t believe,
There’s a such thing as wrong love."
- Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer (via colferchris)
"When I think of reality, I just think of limits and tasks that the world gives you. When I think of fiction, I think of absolute possibility, and strength, and imagination." *
I tear up after the completion of my own novels as well. It just takes me back to when I was in elementary school and my parents got called into meetings with teachers because I wasn’t reading and writing at the level I should have been. I’m not sure if I’ve improved since then, but at least I’m writing books now.
"As a kid… well as a kid – and a little bit currently, still – I always wanted to be a Disney Imagineer. And if the whole acting/writing thing goes south, you better believe that I will definitely pursue that. And uh, go back to school at thirty-one and… create, like, Disney theme park attractions…"
- Chris Colfer, on what he wanted to be as a kid (via chriscolfernews)
"I think honestly the way I kind of created him was very selfishly. Because there was such a taboo about actors playing gay characters in Hollywood, and I was very young when I got cast, and I - I was terrified that all the taboos would affect me. So I didn’t want to play him like any other gay character that I had seen. And I know it’s really easy for people to kind of stereotype him, here and there, but I think if you really look at him he is different, because I think he’s very internal and subdued, where gay characters can be very over-the-top, and obnoxious even, sometimes. And, I thought about people that - who would he want to - who would he identify with? And whose personality traits would he try to embody, and be. And my first instinct was, well, Anna Wintour, you know? Or Miranda Priestley - Meryl Streep in Devil Wears Prada. Or Victoria Beckham. I’m like, oh, well that’s who he’d probably want to - to look up to, so that’s kind of how I established like, how he stood, the way he spoke, and - and just the way he was."
- Chris Colfer on “Book Club” on Magic FM, responds to: Tell me about getting into that character. Did you know Kurt before you started filming him? When you were reading about the character of Kurt, did you get to know him before you started filming? [x] (via jenndesq)
What would be your fairy-tale date?
"Ooh, a theme park and lots of food […] or a bike ride sounds fun on a date." - Chris Colfer in Bliss Magazine (UK), August 2013
Chris and Will going on “fairy-tale dates” to a theme park in Paris, lots of restaurants, and a bike ride past Buckingham Palace.
"Ask Chris Colfer for his favorite villain in children’s entertainment, and he can’t help but pick the titular character from the second book in his The Land of Stories series, The Enchantress Returns: “I purposely tried to make her a little bit of all the classic villains,” he says of evil Ezmia, who resurfaces long after cursing Sleeping Beauty to strike fear in the fairy-tale world and beyond. “I say she’s deliciously evil.”"
"When I think of reality, I just think of limits and tasks that the world gives you. When I think of fiction, I think of absolute possibility, and strength, and imagination."
"My plan is working, mwah-ha-ha-ha!"
- Chris Colfer on The Jolt, responds to: “It’s gotten so that I don’t think of you as the guy from glee anymore, because you have so many other really neat things going on. I think of you as a writer.” (via portugalpirate)
"I hope fans remember just his spirit. He was a really great, great human being, and he was a great, great person. I had so much respect for him, will always have so much respect for him, so I hope that’s what people remember."