- 1+ 28- 3
We Accept the Love We Think We Deservev
Sam: "I had lunch with Craig today."
Charlie: "Oh yeah?"
Sam: "He said he was sorry and that I was right to break up with him. I was driving away and feeling so small, just asking myself, 'Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?'"
Charlie: "We accept the love we think we deserve."
In a comment wise beyond his years, Charlie breaks down the mentality behind why Sam constantly chooses to associate with those who treat her poorly, remarking that subconsciously, she thinks she does not deserve better.
- 2+ 11- 5
I Feel Infinitev
Charlie: "What is she doing?"
Patrick: "Don't worry. She does it all the time."
Sam: "Turn it up!"
Patrick: "Got it, your highness... What?"
Charlie: "I feel infinite."
Seeing Sam standing up, sticking her head out of a moving car at first is alarming to Charlie but later, he realizes Sam's free spirit attitude and it kind of rubs off on him.
- 3+ 12- 7
Let's Go Be Psychos Togetherv
Sam: "How you doing, Charlie?"
Charlie: "Uh, you know, I don't know. I keep trying but I can't really remember what I did."
Sam: "Do you want me to tell you?"
Sam: "You saved my brother, that's what you did."
Charlie: "So you're not going to scare on me?"
Charlie: "Can we be friends again?"
Sam: "Of course... Come on, let's go be psychos together."
After Charlie goes to bat in a physical altercation with the school quarterback in defense of Patrick, he confronts Sam expecting her to abandon him for the brutality. Instead, Sam is appreciative of the gesture and reaffirms their friendship.
- 4+ 8- 4
Teacher: "Pretty good, Charlie... [to Patrick] You've got to be kidding me."
Patrick: "If you fail me, you get me next semester."
Patrick: "Wooooo! C minus, ladies and gentlemen! I am below average!"
Sam: "Below average!"
After getting a C- grade in wood shop class, Patrick screams his accomplishment to the world, a practice that Sam joins in on. For them, there is no shame in being ordinary and their confidence is contagious.
- 5+ 11- 8
Turn Things Around This Yearv
Charlie: "Dear friend, I haven't really talked to anyone outside of my family all summer, but tomorrow is my first day and I really want to turn things around this year."
On the eve of the first day of high school, Charlie seeks to break out of his shell and make new friends, something he has never done before. Just like in the book on which this movie was based, Charlie expresses these plans in a letter to an anonymous friend.
- 6+ 9- 6
What Fun Looks Likev
Patrick: "So Charlie, this is what fun looks like."
Patrick and Sam bring Charlie to his first ever high school party, essentially opening his mind to real, live fun for the first time. Sam also points out that just because people are not part of the cool group, it doesn't mean they should be banned from having the same fun as everyone else.
- 7+ 9- 6
Make One Friend on Your First Day
Bill: "You know they say if you make one friend on your first day you're doing okay."
Charlie: "If my english teacher is the only friend I make today that would be sort of depressing."
Noticing that he seems a bit out of place, far away from the cool kids in high school, english teacher Bill tries to give Charlie some reassurance. Charlie only sees the depressing side of what Bill is saying.
- 8+ 8- 5
I Want to Be a Writerv
Sam: "So what are you going to do when you get out of this place?"
Charlie: "I really want to be a writer, but I don't know what I'd write about."
Sam: "You could write about us."
Patrick: "Call it 'Slut and the Falcon.' Make us solve crimes!"
Not only do Sam and Patrick provide introvert Charlie with friendship, but they also encourage him to follow his dreams of becoming a writer, though perhaps the title of "Slut and the Falcon" might not be the best.
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