"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them."
"I just think the world would be a better place if there were more people like Charlie, who is so compassionate and empathetic and non-judgemental and accepting. Everyone has a story, and people tend to judge and interpret behaviour without going to the source of that behaviour. They say that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future, and it’s so true. I don’t know, people can change and people make mistakes and people are human, and you kind of need to love them for that. I hope that people take that away, finding a way to love their imperfections and love themselves. Really you can’t truly accept other people until you accept yourself, and you can’t really accept yourself until you accept other people. It kind of all goes weirdly hand in hand. And when you show kindness and compassion for yourself, then you’re able to extend it. It’s all inextricably linked. So I think it would be that."
Emma Watson, on something she hopes people take from seeing the Perks of Being a Wallflower