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The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes: Quotes and Poem

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes

Hey readers! Welcome to the page. Do you love reading young adults? If yes, then you’ve probably heard about Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Even if you don’t like young-adults, you’d surely be familiar with this phenomenal title, often considered the best teenage novel of all time and compared with the historical teenage novel, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. And if you haven’t read the novel, read its summary- The Perks of Being a Wallflower summary and review. So, today we’d be discussing some amazing The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes, which are illustrious, bewildering, and whimsical. And what else could I say about this fantastic piece of literature! (It’s my personal favorite teen novel.)

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So, let’s get straight to The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes.

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“So. This is my life. And I want you to know that I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

“Some people really do have it a lot worse than I do. They really do.”

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“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.”

“It was so weird. My sister goes crazy if you eat the wrong kind of tuna, but there was this guy hitting her, and she didn’t say anything.”

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“You know…. a lot of kids at school hate their parents. Some of them got hit. And some of them got caught in the middle of wrong lives. Some of them were trophies for their parents to show the neighbors like ribbons or gold stars. And some of them just wanted to drink in peace.”

“For me personally, as much as I don’t understand my mom and dad as much as I feel sorry for both of them sometimes, I can’t help but love them very much.”

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

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

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

“You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.” (He’s a wallflower, he sees things, keeps quiet about them, and understands.)

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There is this one photograph of Sam that is just beautiful. It would be impossible to describe how beautiful it is, but I’ll try– “If you listen to the song ‘Asleep’ and you think about those pretty weather days that make you remember things, and you think about the prettiest eyes you’ve known, and you cry, and the person holds you back, then I think you will see the photograph.”

“I just think it’s bad when a boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is .”

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“Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are.”

“Sometimes, I look at my parents now and wonder what happened to make them the way they are.”

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“When I’m watching a football game with Patrick and Sam. I look at the field, and I think about the boy who just made the touchdown. I think that these are the glory days for that boy, and this moment will just be another story someday because all the people who make touchdowns and home runs will become somebody’s dad. And when his children look at his yearbook photograph, they will think that their dad was rugged and handsome and looked a lot happier than they are.”

“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.”

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

“I had an amazing feeling when I finally held the tape in my hand. I just thought to myself that in the palm of my hand, there was this one tape that had all of these memories and feelings and great joy and sadness. Right there in the palm of my hand. 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.”

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“As I was walking up the stairs to my dad’s old room, and I was looking at the old photographs, I started thinking that there was a time when these weren’t memories.”

“I just know that another kid has felt this. This one time when it’s peaceful outside, and you’re seeing things move, and you don’t want to, and everyone is asleep. 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 the girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. And you know that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity’.”

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“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.”

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

“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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“So my sister spent the first hour of the party opening up all the gifts, and her smile grew with each check, sweater, or a fifty-dollar bill. Nobody in our family is rich, but it seems like everybody saves just enough for these kinds of events, and we all pretend we’re rich for a day.”

“It’s strange the times people choose to be generous.”

“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.”

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“At those times, you weren’t being his friend at all. Because you weren’t honest with him.”

“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.”

“I think that If I ever have kids, and they’re 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 has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.”

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“Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I feel that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes: Poem

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 

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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 he was always there to do it 

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And 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 

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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 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 Father Tracy died

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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

And 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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                   

 

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