7 Meaningful Quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower ...

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7 Meaningful Quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower ...

I've never related to a passage or a line so deeply until I laid my eyes on the quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower. It left a significant imprint on me because every line spoke to me and every character tugged at my heartstrings. If you are not familiar with this book, it’s a beautiful and painful story of a fifteen year old boy, Charlie, who shares his life with unimaginable level of honesty. It’s raw and deep, so I wanted to share some of the most meaningful quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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Infinite Happiness

One of the most famous quotes from Perks of Being a Wallflower is probably, ‘And in that moment I swear we were infinite’. It’s ambiguous and vague, but it can touch each person in a very different way. To me, this quote represents a moment of happiness when everything seems to be okay even if it’s not and that moment seems to go on forever. And you want it to go on forever!

2

Things Change

‘Things change and friends leave and life doesn't stop for anybody.’ This combination of 11 words is basically life in a nutshell. It’s true; nothing ever stays the same because even the most permanent things fluctuate. Promises are not always kept and people come, and go, but we learn to deal with those things because life goes on!

3

Choosing Your Own Path

‘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.’ From birth our ideas and beliefs are shaped from what we hear and what we see, but there comes a point in life when we are able to decide our own fate. And that’s exactly what this quote says.

UPD:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age novel by Stephen Chbosky, first published in 1999. It follows the life of a high school freshman, Charlie, as he navigates his way through the struggles of growing up. The novel is told in the form of a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous reader, and it deals with issues such as sexuality, mental health, and the struggles of adolescence.

The quote from the article is taken from the novel, and it speaks to the power of choice and the ability to decide our own fate. Charlie, like many of us, is a product of the environment he was raised in, and his experiences have shaped his beliefs and ideas. But the novel emphasizes the importance of taking control of our own life and making our own decisions.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has become a cult classic and has been adapted into a feature film. It is widely praised for its honest and realistic portrayal of teenage life, and it speaks to many of the struggles and insecurities that come with growing up. This quote serves as a reminder that although we may not have control over our past, we can still choose our own paths for the future.

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Happy and Sad

‘I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.’ Once you think about it, you feel like this quote completely applies to your life. We all have emotional scars from the past that will always be in the back of our heads, even when we move on and live in complete happiness. We are all happy but yet sad. It’s a hard concept to fathom.

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The Love We Accept

‘We accept the love we think we deserve.’ The quote is very direct but there is a deeper meaning to it. Our view and perspective of ourselves plays a big role in who we accept. While some might settle for less because of their low self-esteem, others might never find ‘the one’ because no-one can meet their high standards. It’s an interesting concept to think about.

Famous Quotes

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Albert Schweitzer
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Everyone Loves Each Other

‘I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.’ This quote clearly describes my high school. Everyone tries to fit in, like each other and be liked by others, but nobody is really honest with themselves. It definitely motivates me to be true to my feelings and not waste time on something I don’t believe in.

UPD:

The quote in question is from the book "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. It is a coming-of-age story about a high school freshman named Charlie who struggles to fit in. The quote reflects the idea that people often try to conform to the expectations of their peers, even if it means sacrificing their own feelings and beliefs. Through Charlie's story, the book explores the idea of self-discovery and encourages readers to stay true to themselves. It has become a popular book among young adults and is considered a modern classic.

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No Sad Endings

‘Please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough.’ Ever heard of sayings along the lines of if you’re not happy then it’s not the end, or if you’re going through hell, keep on going? This is something similar to that. Not only does it shine a light on Charlie’s character but it gives hope to the readers during difficult times.

If I could, I would probably quote the whole book, but instead I would like to recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it. However if you did, what are some lessons you learned from it? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Thank you for this article!!

I love this book and movie.

Such a great book, and the words within are amazing!

Gotta read it!

Loved the movie and reading the book right now!!!

absolutely love this book it so ...real .

This is one of my favourite books of all time! So many beautiful quotes and moments, "And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.” It's a timeless book, relatable at any age

I love the perks of being a wallflower such a great book and movie

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