Quotes From 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' To Remind You 'You Are Infinite'

Quotes From 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' To Remind You 'You Are Infinite'

The best quotes of Stephen Chbosky's classic.
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If you have read the book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," you probably agree that Stephen Chbosky's words spoke to you. Perhaps, you too, are a bookworm and thrive off of phrases that someone else said, but you could not have thought it anymore to be true than if you were to say it yourself. Perhaps I am not the only one that finds it hard to stop re-reading my favorite book. However, my favorite book tends to be the last one I read. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" helped me feel connected at one point in my life — like there is someone else out there that has the same thoughts that I do. I hope these quotes help you feel something; and, if they don't, I hope you read until you find that one book that helps you feel unity.

“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.”

“So, 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 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.”

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

"We accept the love we think we deserve”

“She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time ”

“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.”

"Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. I know these will all be stories someday, and our pictures will become old photographs. We 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. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”

“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.”

I hope you live every day to the fullest and always know that you are infinite.

Cover Image Credit: Summit Entertainment

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

Cover Image Credit: Kaycie Allen

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7 Things I Learned About Music Festivals

Make the most of it.
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On the weekend of April 12th, I was blessed enough to experience the first weekend of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And now I have serious PCD (post concert depression).

Before getting into it, this was only possible because one of my friends bought two tickets and invited me. How could one say no to an opportunity like this? Obviously, you don't.

I don't usually go to music festivals. And I am not a camper. But there's a first time for everything.

I never had much interest in festivals because I thought they were a waste of money.

I was wrong.

Coachella is an experience I want everyone to have. So if given the chance to go, do yourself a favor.

Though every second I spent in the Indio sun was priceless, there are a few things I feel everyone should know before flying out to Cali and camping for the first time, like myself.

1. Don't wear flip flops.

This was a rookie mistake. While walking through the festival grounds, I noticed I was the only one wearing them. That's weird, I thought to myself, considering it was at least 95 degrees each day. But I soon learned this was due to the bathroom conditions, muddy grounds, and large crowds. Being in a mosh put during Migos' set was not a fun experience after I walked away with dirty feet and blood blisters.

2. Do bring a jacket.

Just because you're in the desert doesn't mean you won't need one. The desert gets strikingly cold once the sun sets, and you'll be sorry you don't have a jacket on hand as you freeze your ass off in your bralette and shorts (I didn't because I had my fuzzy coat with me). I recommend investing in a fuzzy coat. Not only are they cute and comfy, but they match basically any outfit.

3. Do have extra batteries.

So my friend and I were planning to sleep on air mattresses while camping. As usual, things didn't work out and we wound up not having the right batteries nor access to getting them. To avoid this, read labels. Then you won't end up sleeping in the back seat of a car like me.

4. Do invest in dry shampoo.

The shower lines are long, and the showers themself aren't too hot. While I do recommend taking a body shower, also invest in dry shampoo. It'll save you the frustration of leaving the shower with conditioner-dense hair.

5. And sunscreen.

I don't get sunburn. Like ever. But that changed after spending about two hours in the Indio sunrays. No matter how Italian you are, sunscreen is a necessity if you plan on sending three days in the desert's sun rays.

6. Festival food is expensive.

I probably dropped a total of $200 just on food this weekend. Not complaining though, because the food was amazing (the acai bowls stole my heart). But if you're trying to save up some money and have the means to barbecue, definitelty do so.

7. Make the most of it.

Not everything goes as planned. I'm a perfectionist, so when things don't go as I had hoped, I tend to freak out. But I really learned to just go with the flow this weekend and take in every second. Enjoy the $13 chicken fingers and sweet potato fries (I did). Embrace having your toes stepped on just to be a few rows away from The Weeknd (so worth it).

Life really is what you make it, so instead of worrying about the little things, definitely just appreciate every second of Coachella.

Cover Image Credit: Ashley Mir

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