30 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes For A Better Life Experience

We are infinite!

Sanjana Iyengar

Jun 2, 2021|8 min read


I am sure everyone has watched this fun-filled, coming-of-age movie - The Perks of Being A Wallflower! The witty dialogues, the character emphasis, and the light undertone music unfold so very beautifully on the screen that it is highly unlikely of any of its viewers to dislike this film. 

Directed by Stephen Chbosky this coming-of-age drama is based on the novel Perks Of Being A Wallflower written by the director himself. The plot of this movie centers around the protagonist’s (Charlie) struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder and closely follows his life as a high school student and his experience of making friends and claiming his position.

Apart from the story, the dialogues and their delivery by the acting staff are incredible and impact the viewer. Following are the list of quotes and dialogues from the movie/novel Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes

Apart from its direction and dialogues, the movie is infamous for its meaningful dialogues that have intense, deep-rooted meanings. Reason to find out more!

1) “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes

This perks of being a wallflower quote imply that change is the only constant in our lives. We must move on and make new memories.

2) “This moment will just be another story someday.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote say that no matter how difficult or upsetting a situation might seem at the present, in the future, it will just be another experience or story someday.

3) "Enjoy it. Because it's happening.”

Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes

We must enjoy the present and make memories as time doesn’t wait for anyone and once lost it is lost forever.

4) “We didn't talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough”

This perks of being a wallflower quote emphasis the importance and the bond formed through friendships

5) “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

This quote is probably one of the most notable and well-known quotes from the movie, this quote gives us an insight into relationships and self-worth.

Some people know how they should be treated in their hearts, but not all think they deserve that respect in a relationship due to past experiences or low-self esteem.

6) “Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.”

This quote is similar to one of the previous ones which implies that we must not dwell much on our current problems as they will only be experiences that we will look back on, later in our lives.  

7) “It's nice to have things to look forward to.”

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This perks of being a wallflower quote talk about the joy and excitement that one experience when he/she has something to look forward to.

8) “That one moment when you know you are not a sad story. You are ALIVE.”

9) “The only perspective is to really be there.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote imply that there is no right or wrong when it comes to reality. It is a matter of perception.

10) “There's nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for all the right reasons”

This quote reminds us to make the most of our preset and laughs as much as possible. That will only result in happy memories that we can cherish forever.

11) “It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”

This is one quote from the perks of being a wallflower that I’m sure every book lover would relate to. Sometimes we get so attached to the character in a book because they are so well described that we forget about our surroundings.

12) “Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”

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This quote throws light on those people who’d much rather sit alone with their thoughts than socializing. This one’s for the day-dreamers and the storytellers.

13) "Why Do I And Everyone I Love Pick People Who Treat Us Like We're Nothing?"

This quote makes us realize that we must think twice before we choose someone. We must analyze their qualities and then decide the kind of relationship we would like with them.

14) "We Can Try."

This quote from perks of being a wallflower although simple, brings with it the greatest motivation for us to achieve anything in life.

15) "And There Are People Who Forget What It's Like To Be Sixteen When They Turn Seventeen."

16) "We Can't Choose Where We Come From But We Can Choose Where We Go From There."

 We can take one of the biggest life advice from this quote. There is no point dwelling about our pasts, we can only learn from them and move on to make efforts to reach our goals.

17) "You Can't Just Sit There And Put Everybody's Life Ahead Of Yours And Think What Counts As Love."

This quote from the perks of being a wallflower tells us to love ourselves first and then everybody else. We must look into and give importance to our life before prioritizing anyone else.

18) "Let's Go Be Psychos Together."

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This is by far one of the most adorable lines/quotes from this movie.

19) "We Are Infinite."

This quote implies that we individually and as a community is capable of so many things that we are yet to explore in our lives.

20) “And I guess at that moment I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain and that didn’t matter.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote give us an idea of what love truly is. You know you love someone when you are just really comfortable with their company and don’t expect anything in return for it.

21) “Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.”

Everyone perceives the other person differently and therefore you as an individual and your personality might not always please everyone and that is alright. 

If one person thinks you are different and that you don't make sense that's alright because there will always be someone else who thinks you are perfect just the way you are.

22) “If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.”

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23) “And even if somebody has it much worse, that really doesn’t change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote imply that if we like someone and care about them then we should be selfless enough and let them go if that’s what is good for them.

24) “Every person to live his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote tell us that everyone has both bad and experiences in their life and it's a choice that they make to share only the good or the bad ones. We shouldn't be too quick in judging others without knowing the full story. 

25) “And we kept dancing, it was the one time all day that I really wanted the clock to stop. And just be there for a long time.”

 I’m sure this perks of being a wallflower quote made all of your hearts melt. This quote would or sure resonate with everyone who is in love. 

26) “If somebody likes me I want them to like the real me not what they think I am.”

This perks of being a wallflower quote tell us to never change ourselves for anyone and stay the same. The right person will come along when they have to and will love you for the real and you wouldn’t have to change a thing about yourself for them to love you.

27) “You’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’.”

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These perks of being a wallflower quotes are one of the most underrated of them all. It could be thought of like a new-age idiom which basically means acting in a way that is likely to result in punishment or harm

28) "I Am Very Interested And Fascinated How People Love Each Other, But No One Really Likes Each Other."

This quote from perks of being a wallflower talks about how people push themselves to be in a romantic relationship and claim to love each other when they don’t even like each other.

29) "And There Are People Who Forget What It's Like To Be Sixteen When They Turn Seventeen."

This quote shortly expresses the overwhelming feelings of being a teenager. It implores audiences to pause for a second and to try and recollect and relive their childhood and teenage memories. 

30) "You See Things And You Understand. You're A Wallflower."

Perks Of Being A Wallflower Quotes

These perks of being a wallflower quotes are something that many introverted viewers can relate to.

Some movies are better than others and are much more than an entertainment piece. This is one such movie. Its detailed cinematography, intricate portrayal of characters, and scripting are so well done that it will totally keep you hooked to it. 

After reading this article, I’m sure like others, you too would have gained an insight into life in general and its experiences. The quotes mentioned above offer a great deal of wisdom and knowledge that we can cherish for the rest of our lives. 

And if you haven’t already watched the film, what are you waiting for?! Grab some popcorn and enjoy!


Sanjana Iyengar

Passionate writer. Find what you love and let it kill you ~ Charles Bukowski



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