They totally messed up the meaning of the second quote with just one word, but I love the actual one: "Being a part of something special doesn't make you special - something is special because you're part of it.
In her January 2013 Marie Claire interview, Michele says the following about her relationship with Cory:
Glee is such a big part of my life and Cory made a big difference in it. I'm definitely going to miss him. Hoping his friends and family are staying strong. Him and Lea were supposed to get married in TWO weeks.