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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Sadness Quotes Page 2

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Quote #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. (2.14.9)

These feelings are beyond sadness—they're approaching serious depression.

Quote #5

I can hear Sam and Craig having sex, and for the first time in my life, I understand the end of that poem. And I never wanted to. You have to believe me. (2.15.12)

Charlie's talking about the poem he read to Patrick: "A Person, a Paper, a Promise." Even when he's fatalistically depressed, this kid never ceases to defend his emotions. Does he really believe what he's saying, or is he trying to convince himself?

Quote #6

I don't know if this is right or not, but it made me sad regardless. Not for Mary Elizabeth. Or for me. Just in general. (3.10.16)

Charlie spends a lot of time worrying about other people's low self-esteem. But what about his own?

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