QUOTES FROM PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER BOOK

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen.”

“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.”

“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”

“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.”

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

“It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.”

“I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.”

“I think that’s why I like it here. It feels like everything is always changing, even the people.”

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

“I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons, and maybe we’ll never know most of them.”

“You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things.”

“We accept the love we think we deserve, Charlie.” LIVE LIKE LION QUOTES

“Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.”

“Things can change and friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anyone.”

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

“I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.”

“I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.”

“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.”

“Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.”

“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”

“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.”

“I just wish that God or somebody would have whispered all those love songs in my ear.”

“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.”