1. Perks of Being a Wallflower:
"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.
"You're a freak, you know that? Everyone says so. They always have."
"I'm trying not to be."
"I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why. Especially since I know that if they went to another school the person who had their heart broken would have had their heart broken by somebody else, so why does it have to be so personal?"
"I almost didn’t get an A in math, but then Mr. Calo told me to stop asking “why?” all the time and just follow the formulas. So, I did. Now, I get perfect scores on all my tests. I just wish I knew what the formulas did. I honestly have no idea."
2. Alice in Wonderland:
"If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later."
"Curiouser and curiouser."
'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
'I don't think —'
'Then you shouldn't talk,' said the Hatter.'
"They're dreadfully fond of beheading people here; the great wonder is, that there's any one left alive!"
'And how many hours a day did you do lessons?' said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
'Ten hours the first day,' said the Mock Turtle: 'nine the next, and so on.'
'What a curious plan!' exclaimed Alice.
'That's the reason they're called lessons,' the Gryphon remarked: 'because they lessen from day to day.'
3. Fruits Basket:
" I want to share with her all of the weakness in my overly weak self. And I feel like she would let me. Like she would accept me. It's too much. Such a person..I feel sorry for her. Kind people are clung to. They're sought out and taken advantage of. By people like me. That's why I won't get them involved. I can do it on my own. I will keep running on my own. I don't have to be understood. I don't care if people hate me. If I'm alone. I promised myself that I wouldn't cry but I'm going to cling to you." (vol.14)
"When I was very, very small my world consisted of Akito, my mother and whatever scenery I could see beyond the door. Those things and nothing else." (Vol.15)
" In the unknown depths of my heart, something cried out. I wanted to see him. I didn't want to see him. I want to hold him and yet I run away. Loved and hated."(Vol.15)
" I didn't want them to look at me with eyes of indifference or eyes of hate." (Vol.15)
" It's true. This isn't a world enveloped in light. And yet there's more to it than that. The world is more than darkness." (Vol.15)
"I wanna burn it into my memory and then forget it all."(Vol.16)
"I'm like a doll that's missing it's parts. A broken doll that can't become fully human. A defect."(Vol.16)
" It's not like she took away all my pain There's no way she could fill that chasm. But that doesn't matter. I couldn't expect her to 'fix' me. What's important is that she's not afraid to be by my side. That she'll get excited about tiny things and smile and be happy when we're together. " (Vol.11)
" Less than patiently The Lady waits. Pretty china white demands I listen, and hold her in my arms. She is my only friend, my one ally against the low throbbing ache inside my brain, against the loneliness my heart was not prepared to hold. "
"I wanted her to fill the empty spaces left by a father who never once praised me, 'friends' who used me an ice princess mom who raised me with glass kisses."