Wallflower Quotes

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Stephen Chbosky
“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.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky
“He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lang Leav
“Shrinking in a corner,
pressed into the wall;
do they know I'm present,
am I here at all?

Is there a written rule book,
that tells you how to be—
all the right things to talk about—
that everyone has but me?

Slowly I am withering—
a flowered deprived of sun;
longing to belong to—
somewhere or someone.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Lisa Kleypas
“Ah, Evie,” she heard him say softly, “I must have a heart, after all…because right now it aches like the devil.”

“Only your heart?” she asked ingenuously, making him laugh.

He lowered her to the bed, his eyes sparkling wickedly. “Also a few other things,” he conceded. “And as my wife, it’s your duty to ease all my aches.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

Stephen Chbosky
“I just think it's bad when a boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees her is better than she actually is. And I think it's bad when the most honest way a boy can look at a girl is through a camera.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky
“He's a wallflower.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lisa Kleypas
“Annabelle’s eyes stung as she stared at him, while need and inexhaustible tenderness gathered like an ache in her body. “I realized something,” she said huskily, “when I was standing outside the foundry, watching it burn and knowing you were inside.” She swallowed hard against the thickness in her throat. “I would rather have died in your arms, Simon, than face a lifetime without you. All those endless years… all those winters, summers… a hundred seasons of wanting you and never having you. Growing old, while you stayed eternally young in my memories.” She bit her lip and shook her head, while her eyes flooded. “I was wrong when I told you that I didn’t know where I belonged. I do. With you, Simon. Nothing matters except being with you. You’re stuck with me forever, and I’ll never listen when you tell me to go.” She managed a tremulous smile. “So you may as well stop complaining and resign yourself to it.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Lang Leav
“Shrinking in a corner,
pressed into the wall;
do they know I'm present,
am I here at all?”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Stephen Chbosky
“You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”
Stephen Chobsky

Robert Galbraith
“In spite of her plainness that would have made wallflowers of other women, she radiated a great sense of self-importance.”
Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling

Stephen Chbosky
“We are who we are for a lot of reasons”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Magenta Periwinkle
“Starting this day, she was no longer going to be quiet, a wallflower no more.”
Magenta Periwinkle

Stephen Chbosky
“I hate you.'
My sister said it different than she said it to my dad. She meant it with me. She really did.
'I love you,' was all I could say in return.”
Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky
“It is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky
“Charlie?'
'Uh-huh?'
'Do you like me?'
'Uh-huh.'
'You know what I mean?'
'Uh-huh.'
'Are you nervous?'
'Uh-huh.'
'Don't be nervous.'
'Okay.”
Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky
“The good news is that I read the book, and because of its fantasy nature, I could not pretend that I was in the book. That way I could participate and still read.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Julia Quinn
“Maybe she was a wallflower. There was no shame in that. Especially not if one enjoyed being a wallflower.”
Julia Quinn, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

Stephen Chbosky
“My parents went to Ohio to see a very distant cousin get buried or married. I don't remember which.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Ayokunle Falomo
“It takes as much time to build walls sturdy enough for wallflowers like you and me to lean against as it does for us to bloom.”
Ayokunle Falomo, thread, this wordweaver must!

Julia Quinn
“They just don't know you,' Penelope said, patting her on the hand.
'And they don't know *you*, either,' Lady Danbury quite pointedly replied ... 'I'd say it was their loss ... Not [a loss] to them, but to you, because as often as I call them fools ... some of them are actually rather decent people, and it's a crime they haven't gotten to know you.”
Julia Quinn, Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Lisa Kleypas
“Most people don't have facades," Natalie said drily. "Oh everyone thinks they do, but when you dig below the facade, there is only more facade.”
lisa kleypas

Stephen Chbosky
“When I was done reading the poem, everyone was quiet. A very sad quiet. But the amazing thing was that it wasn't a bad sad at all. It was just something that made everyone look around at each other and know that they were there.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lisa Kleypas
“Is she pleasing to the eye?"
Gabriel went to an inset sideboard to pour himself a brandy. "She's bloody ravishing," he muttered.
Looking more and more interested, his father asked, "What is the problem with her, then?"
"She's a perfect little savage. Constitutionally incapable of guarding her tongue. Not to mention peculiar: She goes to balls but never dances, only sits in the corner. Two of the fellows I went drinking with last night said they'd asked her to waltz on previous occasions. She told one of them that a carriage horse had recently stepped on her foot, and she told the other that the butler had accidentally slammed her leg in the door." Gabriel took a swallow of brandy before finishing grimly, "No wonder she's a wallflower."
Sebastian, who had begun to laugh, seemed struck by that last comment. "Ahhh," he said softly. "That explains it." He was silent for a moment, lost in some distant, pleasurable memory. "Dangerous creatures, wallflowers. Approach them with the utmost caution. They sit quietly in corners, appearing abandoned and forlorn, when in truth they're sirens who lure men to their downfall. You won't even notice the moment she steals the heart right out of your body- and then it's hers for good. A wallflower never gives your heart back."
"Are you finished amusing yourself?" Gabriel asked, impatient with his father's flight of fancy. "Because I have actual problems to deal with."
Still smiling, Sebastian reached for some chalk and applied it to the tip of his cue stick. "Forgive me. The word makes me a bit sentimental.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Spring

Lisa Kleypas
“What did she mean when she said she would lose everything if she married me?" he asked aloud. "Perhaps she's in love with someone. If so-"
"There are young women," Westcliff pointed out dryly, "who have goals other than finding a husband."
Folding his arms across his chest, Gabriel sent him a sardonic glance. "Are there? I've never met one of those."
"I believe you may have just now." The earl glanced back in the direction Lady Pandora had gone. "A wallflower," he said softly, with a faint, reminiscent smile on his lips.
Aside from his father, there was no man Gabriel trusted more than Westcliff, who had always been like an uncle to him. The earl was the kind of man who would always make the moral choice, no matter how difficult.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Spring

Kayla Krantz
“I’ve always preferred moths to butterflies. They aren’t flashy or cocky; they mind their own business and just try to blend in with their surroundings and live their lives. They don’t want to be seen, and that’s something I can relate to.”
Kayla Krantz, The OCD Games: A Christmas Romance Novella

Eloisa James
“She was the only one who argued with Grace. 'He's not a good choice for you,' she insisted. 'He respects you too much.'
'Respect is good,' Grace said, thinking of how Colin slighted her letters. 'I want respect.'
'It's not enough.'
'He loves me!'
"Not the right way.'
Finally Grace turned on her sister in a rage. 'Don't you see, Lily? Must you make me say this aloud? No one will ever love me in the /right/ way, not in that feverish way that men fall in love with you. I'm not that sort of woman!'
Lily cried, and Grace ended up crying, too.”
Eloisa James, With This Kiss: Part Two

Milly Johnson
“She was a natural wallflower, most comfortable against the sidelines.”
Milly Johnson, A Summer Fling

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“She was no wallflower. You just had to be paying attention to see it”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six