Best Charlie Brown Quotes

He might be a fictional comic book character but he’s got a lot to say doesn’t he? Charlie’s just a little socially awkward kid who has some shifty friends but when you think about it lots of what he says is damn close to wise! I mean sure, he might be a bit gloomy at time’s but Charlie’s words are definitely a fun read! Check out some of the best quotes!

 “Goodbyes always make my throat hurt… I need more hellos.”

– “Happiness is anyone and anything that’s loved by you.”

– “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”

– “I think I’m afraid to be happy, because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happen.”

– “There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters… I could be their leader.”

– “Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask ‘Where have I gone wrong’, then a voice says to me ‘This is going to take more than one night’.”

– “Awkward is my specialty.”

– “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

– “Few people are successful unless other people want them to be.”

– “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.”

– “It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.”

– “I thought being in love was supposed to make you happy…”

– “I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.”

There is no heavier burden than a great potential

– “Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don’t have a single thing to worry about…That always worries me!”

Another little wisecracker from this comic book was Charlie’s best friend Linus. Now Linus was a real smart kid – check out some of his best lines:

 “There is no heavier burden than a great potential.”

– “You know, Charlie Brown, they say we learn more from losing than from winning.”

– “This blanket is a necessity. It keeps me from cracking up. It may be regarded as a spiritual tourniquet. Without it, I’d be nothing, a ship without a rudder.”

– “Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest.”

– “Well, I think that the purpose of going to school is to get good grades so then you can go on to high school; and the purpose is to study hard so you can get good grades so you can go to college; and the purpose of going to college is so you can get good grades so you can go on to graduate school; and the purpose of that is to work hard and get good grades so we can get a job and be successful so that we can get married and have kids so we can send them to grammar school to get good grades so they can go to high school to get good grades so they can go to college and work hard…”

– “I love mankind – it’s people I can’t stand!”

– “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life!”

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  • I love the one where Charlie and Linus are smiling and Lucy asked them WHY are you smiling, and they say “We are smiling because we have no idea what is going on!”