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These Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes Will Make You Feel 'Infinite'

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age book that became a movie in 2012. Here are some of its best quotes.

Perks of being a wallflower quotes.
updated on:
June 13, 2023

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is such a nostalgic coming-of-age book/film for me. The movie came out in theaters when I was in high school so it reminds me of those times. The book itself is about a high schooler named Charlie who tries to navigate fitting in amid his own personal struggles.

I think many high schoolers (and anyone who has been in high school before) can relate to a lot of the feelings Charlie experiences throughout the movie, like loneliness and anxiety.

Does anyone else feel like Perks is super nostalgic to them? Maybe it's just me because it was a big movie when I was in high school but of course any movies from 2010-2014 make me feel nostalgic!

I rewatched The Perks of Being a Wallflower for the first time in a long time yesterday. It's amazing how much more you pick up on from the movie when watching it as an adult.

Today, we're going over some of the best quotes from the movie!

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What is The Perks of Being a Wallflower about?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about a high school freshman named Charlie who beings writing letters to an anonymous friend detailing his first year of high school. Charlie feels lonely but struggles to participate in class and to feel like he belongs amid struggling psychologically with the deaths of two people who were close to him. When he meets some seniors who are a little "alternative", he begins to open up and enjoy himself throughout the school year.

Where to get The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Buy on Amazon

"Of course I loved the book. It's so much more than "young-adult coming-of-age". For me, it was deeply moving, an often gripping story, particularly at the end, and it opened a window not just into teenagers, but into life at all stages -- this while being extremely well-written and without calling attention to its well-written-ness."

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was originally a book by Stephen Chbosky. The book is semi-autobiographical, but is fiction. It was released in 1999 and became a best-selling teen novel. In 2012, it was adapted into a film directed and written by Stephen Chbosky himself. The book discusses themes of friendship, mental health, loneliness, sexuality, drugs, and more. It has been hailed as a realistic and gripping book that resonates deeply with teenagers.

Where to watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Watch on Amazon Prime Video

As of writing this article, you can watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower on Plex TV for free, but with intermittent ads. If you don't want to have to deal with ads, you can always rent it on Amazon Prime Video for less than $5!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes

"They say if you make a friend the first day, you're doing okay."

What Mr. Anderson says to Charlie on his first day.

"I'm both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."

Charlie in one of his letters.

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"Oh, suck it virginity pledges. Suck it!"

What Patrick says to the girls from his class who call him "Nothing".

"You put the ass in class."

What Sam says to Patrick when he's talking about Ponytail Derek.

"It's an antique joke."

What Patrick says about the "Nothing" joke.

"You could write about us." "Yeah! Call it Slut and the Falcon. Make us solve crimes."

When Sam and Patrick ask Charlie about his writing.

"Living room routine."

When Sam and Patrick dance to "Come on Eileen".

"You are a hopeless stoner who attends the culinary institute."

What Patrick says to Bob who starts jokingly hitting on Sam.

"You see things. And you understand. You're a wallflower."

Patrick's toast to Charlie.

"I didn't think anyone noticed me."

What Charlie says to Patrick.

"Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys."

What Sam says to Charlie after the toast.

"I feel infinite."

What Charlie tells Patrick after driving through the tunnel.

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"We accept the love we think we deserve."

When Charlie asks Mr. Anderson why people choose the wrong people to date.

"I am below average!"

When Patrick gets a C- in wood shop.

"I just want to make sure that the first person who kisses you, loves you."

What Sam says to Charlie before she kisses him.

"Do you think if people knew how crazy you really were, no one would ever talk to you?"

What Charlie asks Sam.

"I just get so messed up inside. Like I'm not there or something."

When Charlie tries to apologize to Mary Elizabeth.

"Touch my friends again and I'll blind you."

What Charlie says after defending Patrick.

"Let's go be psychos together."

What Sam says to Charlie after they decide to be friends again.

"Why can't you save anybody?"

What Patrick asks Charlie.

"Nothing Hates U"

What Patrick's graduation cao says.

"Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?"

What Sam asks Charlie before she leaves for school.

"You can't just sit there and put everyone's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. I want people to like the real me."

What Sam says to Charlie.

"You're not small. You're beautiful."

What Charlie tells Sam.

"There are people who forget what it's like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. And we'll all become somebody's mom or dad. But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here. And I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive. You stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite."

Charlie's end monologue.


What is your favorite quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower? I love Charlie's end monologue the most!

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