Literary Birthday – 25 January – Stephen Chbosky

Happy Birthday, Stephen Chbosky, born 25 January 1970.

Seven Sensational Quotes

  1. I have decided that maybe I want to write when I grow up. I just don’t know what I would write.
  2. 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.
  3. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
  4. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
  5. There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
  6. We accept the love we think we deserve.
  7. It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.

Stephen Chbosky is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the coming of age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as well as for screen-writing and directing the film version. He wrote the screenplay for Rent, and was co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the television series Jericho.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 25th January 2013