Following are the Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes from the famous coming of age novel by Stephen Chbosky. It was first published in 1999 and later adapted for a movie starring Emma Watson. The novel deals with the themes adolescence and adulthood, sexuality, drug use, and introversion.



“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Stephen Chbosky, The 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

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“It was the kind of kiss I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know I was never so happy in my whole life.”
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“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“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

“I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“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

“Maybe these are my glory days, and I’m not ever realizing it because they involve a ball.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Every person has to live his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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

“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

“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

“I’m just thinking too fast– much too fast.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.”
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“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

“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

“This moment will just be another story someday.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think everyone is special in their own way. I really do.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there.”
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“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“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 Quotes

“He’s a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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

“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

“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.”
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“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

“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.”
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“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 Quotes

“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

“Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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

“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

“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 Quotes

“Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Try to be a filter, not a sponge.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“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 Quotes

“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.”
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“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

“Standing on the fringes of life… offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.”
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“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

“It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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.”
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“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

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

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“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

“What about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder? What if they need the arms?”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“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. ”
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“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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 Quotes

“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

“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.”
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“Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“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

“What’s your favorite book?
“The last one I read.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“He’s my whole world.”
“Don’t ever say that about anyone again. Not even me.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“I’m so sorry that I wasted your time because you really do mean a lot to me and I hope you have a very nice life because I really think you deserve it. I really do. I hope you do, too. Okay, then. Goodbye.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower Quotes

“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.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I was looking at the photographs and I started thinking that there was a time when these weren’t memories.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“And I closed my eyes because I wanted to know nothing but her arms.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“People who try to control situations all the time are afraid that if they don’t, nothing will work out the way they want.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Have you ever done that? You feel really bad, and then it goes away, and you don’t know why.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

As much as I feel sad, I think that not knowing is what really bothers me.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I have finished To Kill a Mockingbird. It is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”
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I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing”; – “We accept the love we think we deserve,”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower Quotes

“I was in my bed trying to figure out why sometimes you can wake up and go back to sleep and other times you can’t”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“To tell you the truth, I’ve just been avoiding everything.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I can’t think again. Not ever again. 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.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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“But right now I’m here with you. And I want to know where you are, what you need, and what you want to do.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

It’s strange how things can change back as suddenly as they changed originally. When one thing happens and suddenly, things are back to normal.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower Quotes

“I feel like a big faker because I’ve been putting my life back together, and nobody knows.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“If it meant that I would never get to think of you that way, as long as you were happy, it was okay.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“It’s much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

quotes from the book perks of being a wallflower
“I don’t know if it’s better to be close with your daughter or make sure that she has a better life than you do.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Girls are weird, and I don’t mean that offensively. I just can’t put it any other way.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“Nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what’s wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away.”
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