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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Passivity Quotes

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Quote #10

It was a great way to sit alone at a party and still feel a part of things. (4.9.9)

Charlie has found a way to turn his passivity into a strength—DJ Charlie, comin' at ya.

Quote #11

I just remember wanting to hug [Bill]. But I've never done that before, and I guess Patrick and girls and family don't count. (4.12.56)

We doubt Bill would have objected to a hug, but Charlie doesn't try—simply because he's never hugged another non-family adult before.

Quote #12

"You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love." (4.14.27)

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Sam. Still, we're not sure if this will sink in with Charlie any time soon. And while we're at it, do you think Sam is being a bit harsh here? Will Charlie learn anything from this gem?

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