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Stephen Chbosky Quotes

44 of the best book quotes from Stephen Chbosky
  1. #1
    “I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”
  2. #2
    “You ever think, Charlie, that our group is the same as any other group like the football team? And the only real difference between us is what we wear and why we wear it?”
  3. #3
    “When I write letters, I spend the next two days thinking about what I figured out in my letters. I don’t know if this is good or bad.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “Before she left, she hugged me again. Two in one day! I really do love my sister. Especially when she’s nice.”
  6. #6
    “I am really in love with Sam, and it hurts very much.”
  7. #7
    “I love Sam. It’s not a movie kind of love either. I just look at her sometimes, and I think she is the prettiest and nicest person in the world.”
  8. #8
    “I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
  9. #9
    “I wished I could have made her feel better, but sometimes, I guess you just can’t.”
  10. #10
    “I do consider you a friend, Charlie.”
  11. #11
    “It’s strange to think of your teachers as being people.”
  12. #12
    “I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked ‘good.‘”
  13. #13
    “There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
  14. #14
    “I don’t know how much longer I can keep going without a friend. I used to be able to do it very easily, but that was before I knew what having a friend was like.”
  15. #15
    “Patrick and Sam didn’t just throw around inside jokes and make me struggle to keep up. Not at all. They asked me questions.”
  16. #16
    “Normally I am very shy, but [Patrick] seemed like the kind of guy you could just walk up to at a football game even though you were three years younger and not popular.”
  17. #17
    “Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.
    And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
  18. #18
    “Love pats are soft punches of encouragement that are administered on the knee, shoulder, and arm.”
  19. #19
    ″[To Kill a Mockingbird] is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”
  20. #20
    “I like to read books twice.”
  21. #21
    “My sister was counting on me, and this was the first time anyone ever counted on me for anything.”
  22. #22
    “I guess I’m pretty emotional.”
  23. #23
    “Everyone said how much they loved my sister’s speech even if they didn’t.”
  24. #24
    “She kissed me. It was the kind of kiss that I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”
  25. #25
    “A lot of kids at school hate their parents. Some of them got hit. And some of them got caught in the middle of wrong lives.”
  26. #26
    “I moved to the typewriter again, and I wrote something. ‘I love you, too.‘”
  27. #27
    “I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”
  28. #28
    “Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.”
  29. #29
    “I just couldn’t watch them hurt Patrick even if things weren’t clear just yet.”
  30. #30
    “Then, he started crying. Then, he started talking about Brad.
    And I just let him. Because that’s what friends are for.”
  31. #31
    “Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”
  32. #32
    “Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.”
  33. #33
    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
  34. #34
    “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.”
  35. #35
    When he gave me the book, Bill said, ‘Be skeptical about this one. It’s a great book. But try to be a filter, not a sponge.‘”
  36. #36
    “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.”
  37. #37
    “Sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
  38. #38
    “All I cared about was the fact that Sam got really hurt. And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her.”
  39. #39
    “You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.”
  40. #40
    “I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
  41. #41
    “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.”
  42. #42
    “Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me.”
  43. #43
    “It would be very nice to have a friend again. I would like that even more than a date.”
  44. #44
    Patrick then said something I don’t think I’ll ever forget.
    “He’s a wallflower.”
    And Bob really nodded his head. And the whole room nodded their head. And I started to feel nervous in the Bob way, but Patrick didn’t let me get too nervous. He sat down next to me.
    “You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”
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