We accept the love we think we deserve.

— Stephen Chbosky

The most remarkable Stephen Chbosky quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

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She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.

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There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard.

Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.

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So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

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So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons.

And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

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Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.

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I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica.

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Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are.

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Maybe these are my glory days, and I'm not ever realizing it because they involve a ball.

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And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

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I would die for you. But I won't live for you.

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please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.

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About Stephen Chbosky

Quotes 259 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday January 25, 1970

It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.

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This moment will just be another story someday.

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And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her.

Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn't matter.

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I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.

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I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.

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It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it felt.

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It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.

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I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.

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And all the books you've read have been read by other people.

And all the songs you've loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that's pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing 'unity.

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It's just that I don't want to be somebody's crush.

If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.

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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. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.

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Something really is wrong with me. And I don't know what it is.

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It's great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn't need a shoulder? What if they need the arms or something like that? You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can't. You have to do things.

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Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.

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You can't just sit there and put everyone's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can't. You have to do things.

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He's a wallflower." And Bob nodded his head. And the whole room nodded their head. And i started to feel nervous in the Bob way, but Patrick didn't let me get too nervous. He sat down next to me. "You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.

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Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing";

- "We accept the love we think we deserve.

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I’m so sorry that I wasted your time because you really do mean a lot to me and I hope you have a very nice life because I really think you deserve it. I really do. I hope you do, too. Okay, then. Goodbye.

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I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You’re alive. And you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song in that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear… we are infinite.

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And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.

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As much as I feel sad, I think that not knowing is what really bothers me.

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It’s like when you’re excited about a girl and you see a couple holding hands, and you feel so happy for them. And other times you see the same couple, and they make you so mad. And all you want is to feel happy for them because you know that if you do, then it means you’re happy, too.

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If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.

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So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them.

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He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.

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Banning books gives us silence when we need speech.

It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.

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I want to make sure that the first person you kiss loves you, okay?

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It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.

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We didn't talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough

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Everyone is special in their own way.

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Maybe it's good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there.

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Even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.

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More like the movie where the guy meets a smart girl who wears a lot of sweaters and drinks cocoa. They talk about books and issues and kiss in the rain.

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I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everyone was, especially me.

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I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.

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They just knew. And I think that's all you can ever ask from a friend.

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What about when someone doesn't need a shoulder? What if they need the arms?

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