The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

“Put your heard on your pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.”

“And finally he found this really amazing song about this boy, and we all got quiet. She tapped her hand on the steering wheel. He held his hand outside the car and made air waves, and I just sat between them. After the song finished, we felt infinite because the song was that great and because we all really paid attention to it. Five minutes of a lifetime were truly spent and we felt young in a good way.”

“It suddenly made everything seem like it really was.”

“I just think it’s bad when a boy looks at a girl and things that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is.”

“The amazing white stars were really only holes in the black glass of the dome, and when you went to heaven, the glass broke away, and there was nothing but a whole sheet of star white, which is brighter than anything but doesn’t hurt your eyes. It was vast and open and thinly quiet, and I felt so small.”

“There’s nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. It was that great.”

“I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

“I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

“This moment will just be another story someday.”

“We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough”

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.”

“I try to remind myself when I feel great like this that there will be another terrible week coming someday, so I should store up as many great details as I can, so during the next week, I can remember those details and believe that I’ll feel great again. It doesn’t work a lot, but I think it’s very important to try.”

“It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”

“Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.”

“Please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.”

“I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.”

“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.”

“And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn’t matter.”

“She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time. ”

“I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

“It’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.”

“And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve made me happy. And I’m only one person.”

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