Perks of Being A Wallflower

A few days ago, I got this inspiration to re-immerse myself into the world of Perks of Being A Wallflower. I read the book and then watched the movie once again. As usual, I preferred the book over the movie but the movie wasn’t really bad due to the amazing cast and writing. There were just some storylines that I liked in the book that they did not include in the movie. It was funny that while I was reading this in the SFO airport, I was crying and the other people might think I was crazy or something.

Since I’m still swimming in the characters of Stephen Chbosky, here are some quotable quotes from the book:

“I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with people even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist”. – Charlie

“Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.” – Bill

“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

“Charlie, don’t you get it? I can’t feel that. It’s sweet and everything, but it’s like you’re not even there sometimes. It’s great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder. What if they need the arms or something like that? 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.” – Sam

“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. Good and bad.” – Charlie

“…please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough.” – Charlie

PS: I think more emo posts will come out within the next few days and weeks while I struggle in facing the reality that I’ll be 30 in 20 days. That’s all. 


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