The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was published in 1999, and the movie adaptation came in 2012. The main character is portrayed, in both the book and the film, as a self-reflective introvert who has a hard time in group settings. This is the kind of character that gives great, thought provoking quotes, and here is a list of 15.

 

1. “It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”

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2. “Everyone else is either asleep or having sex. I’ve been watching cable television and eating jello.”

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3. “So, 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.”

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4. “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.”

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5. “And if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.”

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6. “If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.”

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

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

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

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10. “Things change, friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

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

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12. “The only perspective is to really be there.”

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

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14. “This moment will just be another story someday.”

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15. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

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While many of Charlie’s thoughts are simple, every-day musings, there are those few that really pull you in and make you think on a new level about love and life.

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