The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Quotes)

After the song finished, I said something.

“I feel infinite.”

And Sam and Patrick looked at me like I said the greatest thing they ever heard. Because the song was that great and because we all really paid attention to it. Five minutes of a lifetime were truly spent, and we felt young in a good way. I have since bought the records, and I would tell you what it was, but truthfully, it’s not the same unless you’re driving to your first real party, and you’re sitting in the middle seat of a pickup with two nice people when it starts to rain.

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I hope it’s the kind of second side that he can listen to whenever he drives alone and feel like he belongs to something when he’s sad. I hope it can be that for him.

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The outside lights were on, and it was snowing, and it looked like magic. Like we were somewhere else. Like we were someplace better.

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I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked “good”. Do you know what I mean? That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair’s right for the first time in your life? I don’t think we should base much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it’s nice. It really is.

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It was an old 45 record that had the Beatles’ song “Something.” i used to listen to it all the time when I was little and think about grown-up things. I would go to my bedroom window and stare at my reflection in the glass and the trees behind it and just listen to the song for hours. I decided then that when I met someone I thought was as beautiful as the song, I should give it to that person. And I didn’t mean beautiful on the outside. I meant beautiful in all ways. So, I was giving it to Sam.

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It’s kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes, I can do that, but I don’t need an hour in front of a mirror. It happens very fast, and things start to slip away. And I just open my eyes, and I see nothing. And then I start to breathe really hard trying to see something, but I can’t. it doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it scares me.

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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 theses weren’t memories. That someone actually took that photograph, and the people in the photograph had just eaten lunch or something.

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I just remembered what made me think all of this. I’m going to write it down because maybe if I do I won;t have to think about it. And I won’t get upset. But the thing is that I can hear Same and Craig having sex, and for the first time in  my life, I understand the end of that poem.

And I never wanted to. You have to believe me.

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Craig said the problem with things is that everyone is always comparing everyone with everyone and because of that, it discredits people, like in his photography class.

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