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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Quotes

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"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" movie quotes bring the best-selling book of the same name by Stephen Chbosky to life on the big screen. The teen romance-drama film follows a reclusive young teen entering high school who seeks to break out of his shell and meets a pair of seniors who help him do just that. From the studio that produced "Juno," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 before its full release later that month.

In "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a high school freshman who has always kept to himself because he was different from the average popular kid. But on the urging of his english teacher (Paul Rudd), Charlie takes the leap and makes friends with a duo of seniors, Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) who are just as much of outcasts as Charlie.

Sam and Patrick, step-siblings, teach Charlie that just because you don't fit the mold of the typical high schooler doesn't mean that you should be restricted in any way. They take him to parties, show him how to enjoy life, even if it involves being below average or weird. They show him how things are in the real world, including dealing with relationships, drugs and bullying, but in the end, they show Charlie how to open up and enjoy himself for who he is, something Charlie has dearly wanted.

What are The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie quotes? Take a look at this list and see for yourself.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" enters the 2012 year in movies just as the summer movie season is winding down with releases such as "Lawless," "Cosmopolis," "Premium Rush," "Hit and Run," "ParaNorman," "Sparkle," "The Expendables 2" and "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."
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    We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

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    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.
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    I Feel Infinite

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    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.
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    To Charlie

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    Patrick: "Hey, everyone, everybody, raise your glasses for Charlie."
    Charlie: "What did I do?"
    Patrick: "You didn't do anything, we just wanted to toast our new friend. You see things and you understand, you're a wallflower. What is it? What's wrong?"
    Charlie: "I didn't think anyone noticed me."
    Patrick: "Well we didn't think there was anyone cool left to meet. So come on, everyone, to Charlie."
    Everyone: "To Charlie!"
    Sam: "Welcome to the island of misfit toys."

    Going through life as the outcast, the loner, became the familiar misery for Charlie but it was at this moment, when he was welcomed into this new group of friends with open arms, that everything changed for him. Charlie had found people who understood him and were just as out of the ordinary as he is.
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    Below Average!

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    Teacher: "Pretty good, Charlie... [to Patrick] You've got to be kidding me."
    Patrick: "If you fail me, you get me next semester."
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    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.
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