The Perks of Being a Wallflower Quotes

  • Charlie: He begins every night really excited. He always says he feels free, and tonight is his destiny. But after awhile, he runs out of things to keep himself numb. ... the words leave him, and we can see how sad he really is


  • Charlie: I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.


  • Charlie: I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.


  • Charlie: There's nothing like the deep breathes after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for all the right reasons.


  • Charlie: So, I guess we are who we are for alot 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.


  • Charlie: So, you're not scared of me?
    Sam: No.
    Charlie: So, we can be friends again?
    Sam: Of course! [She hugs him]
    Sam: Of course!
    Sam: C'mon. Lets go be psychos together!


  • Charlie: Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.


  • Patrick: You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand. You're a wallflower.


  • Patrick: Either you call me Patrick or nothing.


  • Patrick: Woo! C minus baby! I am below average!
    Sam: Below average!


  • Sam: You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think it counts as love.


  • Dr. Burton: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: Right now we are alive and in this moment I swear we are infinite.
    Charlie: Right now we are alive and in this moment. I swear we are infinite.


  • Mary Elizabeth: Charlie, Charlie, what do you think about high school
    Mary Elizabeth: Charlie, Charlie, what do you think about high school?
    Charlie: High school? Bullshit. The cafeteria is called the Nutrition Center; people wear their letter jackets even when it's 98 degrees out. And why do they give out letter jackets to marching band? It's not a sport. We all knows it.
    Mary Elizabeth: This kid is crazy.
    Charlie: Mary Elizabeth, I think you're really gonna regret that, you know haircut when you look back at old photographs. I'm really sorry. That sounded like a compliment in my head.
    Charlie: Mary Elizabeth, I think you're really gonna regret that, you know, haircut when you look back at old photographs. I'm really sorry. That sounded like a compliment in my head.


  • Sam: It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too. I want them to be able to do whatever they want around me. And if they do something I don’t like, I’ll tell them.


  • Patrick: You see things. You understand. You're a wallflower.


  • Sam: Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?
    Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Charlie: 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 you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.


  • Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.


  • Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.


  • Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.
    Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Patrick: I'll tell you Sam, this one is tough. I have received a harmonica, a magnetic poetry set, a book about Harvey Milk, and a mix tape with the song Asleep on it twice. I mean, I have no idea. This collection of presents are so gay that I think I must have given them to myself. Despite that distinct possibility, I'm going to have to go with... DRUM ROLL. Charlie! Obviously!
    Patrick: I'll tell you Sam, this one is tough. I have received a harmonica, a magnetic poetry set, a book about Harvey Milk, and a mix tape with the song Asleep on it twice. I mean, I have no idea. This collection of presents are so gay that I think I must have given them to myself. Despite that distinct possibility, I'm going to have to go with, drum roll, Charlie! Obviously!


  • Mr. Callahan: Nothing, why don't you read first?
    Patrick: Alright, Chapter 1: Surviving your fascist shop teacher who needs to put kids down to feel big. Oh wow! This is useful guys, we should read on!


  • Sam: Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?
    Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: I really wanna be a writer but I don't know what I'd write about.
    Sam: You can write about us.
    Patrick: Call it 'The slut and the falcon' make us solve crimes
    Patrick: Call it 'The Slut and the Falcon' make us solve crimes


  • Charlie: You're not small, you're beautiful
    Charlie: You're not small, you're beautiful.


  • Patrick: My turn! Let's see. Let's think... Charlie
    Patrick: My turn! Let's see. Let's think... Charlie.
    Charlie: Truth
    Charlie: Truth.
    Patrick: How's your first relationship going?
    Charlie: It's so bad, that I keep fantasizing that one of us is dying of cancer, so that I don't have to break up with her
    Charlie: It's so bad, that I keep fantasizing that one of us is dying of cancer, so that I don't have to break up with her.


  • Charlie: Dad, can I have 30 dollars?
    Father: 20 dollars? What do you need 10 dollars for?


  • Charlie: I know we'll all become somebody-we'll all become old photographs and we'll all become somebody's mom and dad. Right now these moments are not stories, this is happening. I'm here and I'm looking at her. And she is so beautiful
    Charlie: I know we'll all become somebody-we'll all become old photographs and we'll all become somebody's mom and dad. Right now these moments are not stories, this is happening. I'm here and I'm looking at her. And she is so beautiful.


  • Charlie: I swear in this moment ... we are infinite.


  • Charlie: charlie : we accept the love we think we deserve


  • Charlie: we accept the love we think we deserve


  • Charlie: Touch my friends again and I'll blind you.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: 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.


  • Mr. Anderson: we accept the love we think we deserve


  • Patrick: You should write about us! Call it "the Slut and the Falcon". You could make us fight crime!


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Sam: Welcome to the island of misfit toys


  • Patrick: Charlie, I dare you to kiss the prettiest girl in the room on the lips. And notice, I deliberately said girl and not person cause, let's face it, I'd smoke all of you bitces!


  • Charlie: So I expect nice meaningful heartfelt blow jobs from both of you.


  • Patrick: Call it slut and the falcon.


  • Sam: You put the ass in class
    Sam: You put the ass in class.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Charlie: Right now, I swear, we are infinite.


  • Charlie: I know who you are Sam. I...I know I'm quiet, and I know that I should speak more, but if you knew the things that were in my head the most of the time you'd know what it really meant...how much we are alike, how we've been through the same things...and you're not small...you're beautiful.


  • Charlie: I know who you are Sam. I...I know I'm quiet, and I know that I should speak more, but if you knew the things that were in my head the most of the time you'd know what it really meant...how much we are alike, how we've been through the same things...and you're not small...you're beautiful.


  • Patrick: Be aggressive! Passive aggressive!


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.¨


  • Sam: Where is Michael tonight?
    Charlie: He shot himself last May.


  • Patrick: So hows your first relationship going?
    Charlie: It's so bad that sometimes I fantasize that one of us is dying of cancer.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Sam: You put the ass in class


  • Charlie: And in this moment, i swear, we are infinite


  • Patrick: Why don't I tell them how you got those bruises?
    Patrick: Do you want me to tell them how you got those bruises?


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: 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 could that be.


  • Charlie: "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."


  • Charlie: I saw this tree, then it was a dragon, then it was a tree again...it tricked me.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: Why Do Nice People Choose The Wrong People To Date?
    Charlie: Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?
    Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.
    Charlie: Can we make them now they deserve better?
    Mr. Anderson: We can try.


  • Patrick: Let's raise our glasses to Charlie.
    Charlie: What did I do?
    Patrick: You didn't do anything. We just want to toast our new friend. You see things and you understand. Your a a wallflower. . .What is it what's wrong?
    Patrick: You didn't do anything. We just want to toast our new friend. You see things and you understand. Your a a wallflower... What is it what's wrong?
    Charlie: I didn't think anyone noticed me.
    Patrick: Well we didn't think there was anyone cool left to meet. To Charlie.
    Sam: Welcome to the island of misfit toys.


  • Patrick: BE AGGRESSIVE, PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE!


  • Charlie: I don't know if I will have the time to write any more letters, because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school and you helped me. Even if you didn't know what I was talking about or know someone who's gone through it, you made me not feel alone.


  • Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.


  • Charlie: 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 on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.


  • Patrick: You could write about us. Call it Slut and the Falcon, make us solve crimes.


  • Patrick: you see thing ... you understand ... you are wallflower


  • Patrick: You see things, and you understand. You're a wallflower.


  • Dr. Burton: But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love that we think we deserve.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love that we think we deserve.


  • Sam: Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys.


  • Mr. Anderson: Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: we except the love we think we deserve


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Mr. Anderson: You accept the love you think you deserve


  • Patrick: Be aggressive! Passive aggressive!


  • Charlie: we are infinite.


  • Charlie: And in this moment, I swear we are infinite.


  • Charlie: [under the influence of LSD] "There was this tree. Then it was a dragon. Now it's a tree again. It's lying to me."


  • Patrick: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Mr. Anderson: I think we just accept the love we think we deserve."


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve...


  • Charlie: Touch my friends again, and I'll blind you.


  • Patrick: BE AGGRESSIVE! PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE!


  • Patrick: Mary Elizabeth, why are you trying to eat Christmas!


  • Aunt Helen: It'll be our little secret.
    Aunt Helen: It'll be our little secret, Charlie.


  • Charlie: I feel infinite.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: "We accept the love we think we deserve."


  • Charlie: "We accept the love we think we deserve."


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


  • Charlie: "... And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
    Charlie: And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
    Charlie: And in this moment, I swear we were infinite.


  • Charlie: â??We accept the love we think we deserve.â??


  • Patrick: "BE AGGRESSIVE, PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE!"
    Patrick: BE AGGRESSIVE, PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE!


  • Patrick: Suck it virginity pledges! Suck—it.
    Patrick: Suck it, virginity pledges, suck it!


  • Mr. Anderson: You know, they say if you make one friend on your first day, you're doing okay.
    Charlie: If my English teacher is the only friend I make today, that would be sorta depressing.


  • Charlie: Dear Friend, I haven't really talked to anyone outside of my family all summer, but tomorrow is my first day and... I really want to turn things around this year."
    Charlie: Dear Friend, I haven't really talked to anyone outside of my family all summer, but tomorrow is my first day and... I really want to turn things around this year.


  • Sam: I want to make sure that the first person you kiss loves you.
    Sam: I want to make sure that the first person that kisses you loves you.


  • Patrick: Fail me and you get me next semester.
    Patrick: If you fail me, you'll get me next semester.


  • Charlie: I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.


  • Charlie: 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.


  • Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve
    Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.


  • Charlie: "And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite."
    Charlie: And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite.


  • Sam: Welcome to the island of misfit toys.


  • Charlie: If my English teacher is the only friend I make today... that would be sorta depressing.


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