50 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes With Page Numbers

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes With Page Numbers Part 1

“I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 25, 1991, Page 2

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 25, 1991, Page 2

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 25, 1991, Page 2

 

“Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, September 29, 1991, Page 16

 

“How about your favorite book?”

“This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.”

“Why?”

“Because it was the last one I read.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 6, 1991, Page 20

 

“Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 14, 1991, Page 24

 

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 14, 1991, Page 24

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 15, 1991, Page 28

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 28, 1992, Page 28

 

“He’s a wallflower…You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 28, 1991, Page 37

 

“Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 28, 1991, Page 39

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 28, 1991, Page 39

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes With Page Numbers Part 2

“I have decided that maybe I want to write when I grow up. I just don’t know what I would write.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, November 8, 1991, Page 46

 

“This moment will just be another story someday.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, November 15, 1991, Page 53

 

“I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, November 15, 1991, Page 53

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, November 23, 1991, Page 56

 

“Asleep by the Smiths
Vapour Trail by Ride
Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum
Dear Prudence by the Beatles
Gypsy by Suzanne Vega
Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues
Daydream by Smashing Pumpkins
Dusk by Genesis (before Phil Collins was even in the band!)
MLK by U2
Blackbird by the Beatles
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Asleep by the Smiths (again!)”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie’s mixtape, December 7, 1991, Pages 61-62

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 7, 1991, Pages 62-63

 

“Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 21, 1991, Page 66

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 21, 1991, Page 70

 

“Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Chops”
because that was the name of his dog

And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X’s

and he had to ask his father what the X’s meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Autumn”

because that was the name of the season
And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint

And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed

when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Innocence: A Question”
because that was the question about his girl
And that’s what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle’s Creed went

And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her

but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That’s why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem

And he called it “Absolutely Nothing”
Because that’s what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn’t think

he could reach the kitchen.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 21, 1991, Pages 70-73

 

“I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 23, 1991, Pages 73-74

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, December 30, 1991, Page 94

 

“And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, January 1, 1992, Page 96

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes With Page Numbers Part 3

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 26, 1992, Page 139

 

Quotes From The Perks of Being a Wallflower With Page Numbers Part 4

“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. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 29, 1992, Page 142

 

“I don’t know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 29, 1992, Page 144

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 29, 1992, Page 144

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 29, 1992, Page 145

 

“I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everyone was, especially me.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, May 8, 1992, Page 154

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, May 11, 1992, Page 159

 

“It’s just hard to see a friend hurt this much. Especially when you can’t do anything except ‘be there.’ I just want to make him stop hurting, but I can’t. So I just follow him around whenever he wants to show me his world.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, May 17, 1992, Page 161

 

“Try to be a filter, not a sponge.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, May 21, 1992, Page 165

 

“It’s strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that’s kind of how it felt.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 2, 1992, Page 169

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 2, Page 169

 

“I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people. Maybe that is what makes people “participate.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 2, 1992, Page 169

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 13, 1992, Page 179

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 13, 1992, Page 181

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 197

 

“The inside jokes weren’t jokes anymore. They had become stories. Nobody brought up the bad names or the bad times. And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia. ”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 198

 

“I don’t even remember the season. I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 198

 

“What about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder? What if they need the arms?”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 200

 

“It’s just that 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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 201

 

“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. I want them to be able to do whatever they want around me.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 201

 

“I just don’t want you to worry about me, or think you’ve met me, or waste your time anymore.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, June 22, 1992, Page 206

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes And Page Numbers Epilogue

“So, I guess we are who we are for alot 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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 23, 1992, Page 211

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 23, 1992, Page 211

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 23, 1992, Page 211

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 23, 1992, Page 212

 

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 23, 1992, Page 213

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Summary

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the touching story of Charlie. Charlie is an introspective teen who struggles with depression and anxiety.

He befriends two quirky seniors who show him how to navigate high school and help him express himself. Together, they explore love, friendship, loss, identity, and acceptance themes in this deeply moving coming-of-age story.

Charlie’s raw and honest narrative gives insight into the struggles of adolescence, making it a timeless and beloved classic.

 

What is the most famous quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 14, 1991, Page 24

 

What is the quote infinite in The Perks of Being a Wallflower book?

“You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, October 28, 1991, Page 39

 

What are 3 quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower?

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, August 25, 1991, Page 2

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, April 29, 1992, Page 145

 

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

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, May 11, 1992, Page 159

 

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