Monday, April 15, 2024

Top 100 Quotes Stephen Chbosky

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1.“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.”

2.“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.”

3.Music is a vital part of my life, and it has been since I was a kid. It helped me find my identity as a person, it helped me find my identity as an artist, and it helped me get in touch with emotions that I didn’t know I had.

4.“I’m caught between trying to live my life, and trying to run from it.”

5.“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

6.“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

7.“I moved to the typewriter again, and I wrote something. ‘I love you, too.‘”

8.If you are in a movie theater, you can look two people down and they are laughing while you are laughing or you can look three people down and they love that song that you love. It is living proof that you are not alone.

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

10.“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.”

11.“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

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

13.“Everyone is special in their own way.”

14.“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

15.“I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think everyone is special in their own way. I really do.”

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

17.“I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.”

18.“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.”

19.“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.”

20.“Old pictures look really rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem happier than you are.”

21.“This moment will just be another story someday.”

22.“I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”

23.“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

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

25.“Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.”

26.“He’s a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”

27.“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.”

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

29.“You can’t just sit there and put everyone’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things.”

30.“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.”

31.“please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.”

32.“I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

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

34.“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.”

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

36.“It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”

37.“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.”

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

39.“I’m so sorry that I wasted your time because you really do mean a lot to me and I hope you have a very nice life because I really think you deserve it. I really do. I hope you do, too. Okay, then. Goodbye.”

40.“It’s strange how things can change back as suddenly as they changed originally. When one thing happens and suddenly, things are back to normal.”

41.“Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music.”

42.”Ian MacArthur is a wonderful sweet fellow who wears glasses and peers out of them with delight.”

43.“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.”

44.“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them.”

45.“And I closed my eyes because I wanted to know nothing but her arms.”

46.“Nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia.”

47.“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.”

48.“I don’t know if it’s better to be close with your daughter or make sure that she has a better life than you do.”

49.“people who try to control situations all the time are afraid that if they don’t, nothing will work out the way they want.”

50.“I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live.”

51.“I hate you.”I love you.” You’re a freak, you know that? Everyone says so. They always have.” I’m trying not to be.”

52.“Girls are weird, and I don’t mean that offensively. I just can’t put it any other way.”

53.“Have you ever done that? You feel really bad, and then it goes away, and you don’t know why.”

54.“I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is.”

55.“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.”

56.“I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what’s wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away.”

57.“I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked “good”. Do you know what I mean? That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair’s right for the first time in your life? I don’t think we should base so much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it’s nice. It really is.”

58.“Maybe these are my glory days, and I’m not ever realizing it because they involve a ball.”

59.“As much as I feel sad, I think that not knowing is what really bothers me.”

60.“I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think everyone is special in their own way. I really do.”

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

62.“It’s kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes I can do that, but I don’t need an hour in front of a mirror. It just happens very fast, and things start to slip away. And I just open my eyes, and I see nothing. And then I start to breathe really hard trying to see something, but I can’t. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it scares me.”

63.“It was the kind of kiss I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know I was never so happy in my whole life.”

64.“To tell you the truth, I’ve just been avoiding everything.”

65.“I’m just thinking too fast– much too fast.”

66.“I was in my bed trying to figure out why sometimes you can wake up and go back to sleep and other times you can’t”

67.“I put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.”

68.“Then, I turned around and walked to my room and closed my door and put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.”

69.“And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.”

70.“I feel like a big faker because I’ve been putting my life back together, and nobody knows.”

71.“I was suddenly very aware of the fact it was me standing up in that tunnel with the wind over my face. Not caring if I saw downtown. Not even thinking about it. Because I was standing in the tunnel. And I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite.”

72.“Personally, I like to think my brother is having a college experience like they do in the movies. I don’t mean the big fraternity party kind of movie. More like the movie where the guy meets a smart girl who wears a lot of sweaters and drinks cocoa. They talk about books and issues and kiss in the rain. I think something like that would be very good for him, especially if the girl were unconventionally beautiful. They are the best kind of girls, I think. I personally find ‘super models’ strange. I don’t know why this is.”

73.“But right now I’m here with you. And I want to know where you are, what you need, and what you want to do.”

74.“I just think it’s bad when a boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is.”

75.“I look at people holdings hands in the hallways, and I try to think how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy.”

76.“I’m only being cute here. I don’t really mean it. I just wanted to make you smile.”

77.“I was in the shopping mall because that’s where I go lately. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been going there every day, trying to figure out why people go there. It’s kind of a personal project.”

78.“Aceptamos el amor que creemos merecer.”

79.“the problem with things is that everyone is always comparing everyone with everyone and because of that, it discredits people…”

80.“I would give someone a record so they could love the record, not so they would always know that I gave it to them.”

81.“More like the movie where the guy meets a smart girl who wears a lot of sweaters and drinks cocoa. They talk about books and issues and kiss in the rain.”

82.“Why would I care whether or not he loved me when he didn’t even really know me?”

83.“We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.”

84.“Sam dropped me off. When she was too far away to see me, I started to cry again. Because she was my friend again. And that was enough for me.”

85.“So, I heard you’re this ninja or something.”

86.“The perfect song on the perfect drive to make you feel infinite.”

87.“Adults are bad at remembering how powerful they can be because somewhere along the line, they were shamed for their imagination.”

88.“I really do love my sister. Especially when she’s nice.”

89.“I just listened to the music, and breathed in the day, and remembered things. Things like walking around the neighborhood and looking at the houses and the lawns and the colorful trees and having that be enough.”

90.“They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.”

91.“It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.”

92.“And even if she says no, and really means yes, then quite frankly she’s playing games and isn’t worth the price of dinner.”

93.“I’m not saying she was lying to me, but she just acted so different before I got to know her, and if she really isn’t like what she was at the beginning, I wish she could have just said so.”

94.“You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”

95.“All I could do is lie there and think about how much her voice changed when she asked me if she was pretty, and how much she changed when I answered.”

96.“As you see the opening get closer, you just can’t get fast enough. And finally, just when you think you’ll never get there, you see the opening right in front of you.”

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

98.“The fights are always the same”

99.“Love pats are soft punches of encouragement that are admistered on the knee, shoulder, and arm.”

100.“He realized that if he didn’t leave, it would never be his life. It would be theirs.”

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