It’s much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody. I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me. I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and than make the choice to share it with other people. You can’t just sit their and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.
—  Perks of being a wallflower
I don’t know if I’ll have the time to write any more letters because I might be too busy trying to participate,
So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me.
Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about, or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone.
Because I know there are people who say all of these things don’t happen, and there are people who forget what its like to be 16 when they turn 17.
and these will all be stories someday and our pictures will become old photographs, and we will all become somebody’s mum or dad.
But right now these moments are not stories, this is happening.
I am here, and I am looking at her; and she is so beautiful.
I can see it, this one moment when you know you’re not a sad story, you are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder, and you’re listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear.. We are infinite.
—  Charlie (The Perks of being a Wallflower)