09/24/2012 04:21 pm ET

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Quotes: Life Lessons From Stephen Chbosky's Novel

"This moment will just be another story someday," writes author Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. His 1999 novel captures a year in the life of Charlie, a high school sophomore who struggles with depression and fitting in at school, until he's befriended by two offbeat, charming seniors. Chbosky adapted the story into a movie of the same name, which hit theaters last week.

The movie is a powerful coming-of-age story -- and the book is equally touching. We rounded up some of our favorite quotes from the book about friendship, love, and happiness. Click through the slideshow below for a little inspiration from Charlie and his friends.

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The Best Quotes From 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'