Linus

  • First appearance: September 19, 1952
  • The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody…even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he’s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.

  • Did you know: Linus wore glasses for a short time. Snoopy constantly stole them to torment him.
Linus
First appearance: February 1st, 1958 Linus and Lucy are looking in the paper. Lucy says, "This sounds like a good movie, 'I was a teen-age war-monger'.." She asks, "Or how about this one, 'I was a teen-age camel driver'?" She turns to Linus and asks, "Which one would you like to see?" He replies, "I don't know.." He continues, "It's difficult to make a decision when you have a choice between two such obvious First appearance: February 12th, 1985 Linus walks with Charlie Brown. Linus asks, "Are you sure?" Charlie Brown says, "Absolutely . . I'll prove it to you." Charlie Brown says, "Eleanor!" Charlie Brown watches flip over. Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Charlie Brown says, "A little reminder of a lost love." First appearance: October 16th, 1978 First appearance: May 29th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Linus says, "Here's something to think about." Linus continues, "Life is like a ten-speed bicycle . ." Linus says, "Most of us have gears that we never use!" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "He's wrong . . That isn't something to think about . . ." Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2015 / First appearance: July 4th, 1969 Lucy sits at the table and writes. Linus asks, "How are your knees today?" Lucy walks away and says, "They feel better . . At least I can walk without it killing me." Linus asks, "Are you going skating again?" Lucy replies, "No, I gave my skates away to someone who really thinks he can use them . . ." Snoopy wears a hlemet, scarf and roller skates. He thinks, "Here's The Wo Latest appearance: August 19th, 2006 / First appearance: August 22nd, 1959 Linus and Charlie Brown are talking. Linus says, "I've decided that throwing rocks is no solution...." Linus grimaces and says, "A person just has to learn to develop self-control..." He continues, "Only an idiot could be convinced that throwing rocks into a vacant lot will solve his problems!" Charlie Brown stands next to the rocks and blushes. Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: March 26th, 1969 Charlie Brown sits on the baseball bench. Linus approaches and says, "Charlie Brown, I think I know why we lose so many ball games . ." Linus continues, "You are probably aware that a loss of sodium and water due to increased perspiration produces a decrease in the circulating blood volume and ultimatley circulatory collapse . . ." Linus sits next to Charlie Brown and continues, "T First appearance: April 6th, 1991 Linus, Charlie Brown and Lucy lean on the wall. Linus says, "Our family went to this great theme park and stayed in a beautiful hotel . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It sounds like you had a good time . . ." Lucy grumbles, "The hotel restaurant didn't have grape jelly." First appearance: June 18th, 1982 Linus and Charlie Brown are sitting on the curb outside of the house. The latter reads a letter and says,"I got another letter from my sister Sally." He reads,"I am still enjoying 'Beanbag' camp....all we do is lie in our beanbags, watch tv and eat junk food." He reads,"Sometimes they show us old movies." Sally sits on the bean bag and says,"I'll bet 'Rosebud' turns out to First appearance: August 17th, 1998 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a wall. Linus says, "So what I'm going to do is try to be a better person.." Charlie Brown says, "They say if you become a better person, you'll have a better life.." Snoopy thinks, "If you try to be a better dog, sometimes you get an extra cookie.." First appearance: June 29th, 1985 Charlie Brown and Linus sit under a tree. Charlie Brown says, "I would have said something, but I was afraid I'd regret it . . ." Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Linus says, "Life is full of regrets, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown pets Snoopy and says, "Not if you're a dog . . . Dogs don't have regrets." Snoopy thinks, "Sure we do . . I've always regretted that I couldn't grow First appearance: July 9th, 1961 Linus looks in the tv guide and says, "Here, it is . . . Three o'clock . . . 'Doctor's round table.'" Linus says, "What are you watching?" Lucy sits in front of the tv and says, "'Monster Madness.'" Linus says, "I don't suppose you'd care to watch 'Doctor's round table'?" Lucy replies, "No, I wouldn't!" Linus says, "They have a good panel today . . . A physician, a philo First appearance: May 16th, 1977 Charlie Brown and Linus stand behind a fence. Linus asks, "How's the match going?" Charlie Brown replies, "I think Snoopy and Molly Volley just won that game . . ." Molly Volley stands next to The World Famous Tennis Pro and shouts, "It was out! It was out by forty feet! What is it with you? Can't y' see?!" Charlie Brown says, "At least they've won all the arguements . . ." Latest appearance: June 20th, 2009 / First appearance: June 23rd, 1962 Charlie Brown sits at a table with a pencil and paper and writes, "Dear Pencil Pal, How have you been?" Charlie Brown continues, "I have been fine. I have been getting good grades in school this year. The weather is nice." Linus walks up. Charlie Brown writes, "Well, I must close now. Please write soon. Your friend, Charlie Brown." Linus says, "P.S. If you see a light Latest appearance: January 7th, 2010 / First appearance: January 10th, 1963 Linus puts his hand to his mouth and says, "Oh, no!" Lucy says, "Oh, yes!" Lucy turns to Charlie Brown and says, "Our 'Blanket hating' Grandma is coming to visit us . . . She always tries to get Linus to give up his blanket." Linus clings to his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "She believes children should be taught self-denial . . . She believes in discipline . . . She b Latest appearance: September 12th, 2011 / First appearance: September 14th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Linus says, "When I get big, I'd like to be a prophet." They walk. Charlie Brown says, "That's a fine ambition...the world can always use a few good prophets..." He turns to Linus: "The only trouble is that most of them turn out to be FALSE prophets." They walk. Linus wonders, "Maybe I could be a SINCERE false prophet." First appearance: February 7th, 1965 Snoopy is lying on his doghouse thinking, “Do I hear my name being called?” Am I being paged?” “Do I hear a car motor?” (BR) (BR) Snoopy sits up and his ears are straight up listening as he thinks, “I Am!” “I Do!” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown is standing behind the back end of his Dad’s car, as he call’s “C’mon, Snoopy! At-A-Boy!” (BR) (BR) “Jump right in! There you go!” says Charlie Brown to Snoopy Latest appearance: September 6th, 2012 / First appearance: September 9th, 1965 Linus walks up to Charlie Brown holding a candle. Charlie Brown says, "What's this?" Linus replies, "I have heard that it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness." Charlie Brown says, "That's true . . . Although there will always be those who will disagree with you . . ." Lucy stands in the darkness and shouts, "You stupid darkness!" Latest appearance: April 30th, 2008 / First appearance: May 3rd, 1961 Violet shouts at Charlie Brown, " . . . And I don't care if I ever see you again! Do you hear me?" Linus says, "She really hurt your feelings, didn't she Charlie Brown? I hope she didn't take all the life out of you . . ." Charlie Brown says, "No, not completely . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But you can number me among the walking wounded!" First appearance: April 25th, 1982 Lucy walks in the house and slams the door. She walks over to Linus who is sitting on the bean bag watching t.v. She says,"Get out of my bean bag...I want to sulk." He replies,"Go sulk in a dining room chair." She walks off. She sits in the dining room chair. She starts to slide off the chair. She walks off muttering,"You can't sulk in a dining room chair!" She
Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi Latest appearance: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish. Latest appearance: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ." Snoopy walks
First appearance: October 24th, 1957 Charlie Brown comes upon Lucy reading in the living-room. He asks, "How's Linus today?"(BR) (BR) She replies, "Not so good..he's been in there wrestling with the door-knob on the closet all morning.."(BR) (BR) She shouts, "But I'm Not Going To Open That Door Until The Two Weeks Are Up!" Charlie Brown walks off.(BR) (BR) He approaches Linus. Linus is wrapped around the door-knob wrestling with i First appearance: October 24th, 1987 Snoopy and Woodstock run onto the football field wearing helmets. Snoopy thinks, "It's excitement time as the teams trot out onto the field!" Snoopy and Woodstock run. Snoopy thinks, "It's the kickoff!" Woodstock attempts to kick the huge football. He lets out a puny 'boot!' Snoopy rolls his eyes and thinks, "It's excitement time . ." Woodstock continues to try to boot First appearance: October 24th, 1998 Sally, Rerun and Snoopy sit in the pumpkin patch. Linus stands, holding a camera. Linus says, "We'll run this picture in the next "Great Pumpkin" newsletter.." Linu says, "Readers will see deicated believers sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the "Great Pumpkin"." Sally says, "If we're lucky no one will recognize us.." Snoopy thinks, "If anybody asks, my name is "Rex"." Latest appearance: October 26th, 2003 / First appearance: October 24th, 1971 Snoopy fixes his helmit on his head. A football is in front of him on the ground. Snoopy runs. Boot! He kicks the football. Woodstock looks up in the air. OOF! The football crushes Woodstock. Woodstock struggles to hoist the football. He runs with the football. Snoopy grabs the football as Woodstock runs past. Woodstock keeps running. First appearance: October 24th, 1989 Charlie Brown looks away and carries Snoopy's dish of food and says, "I'll be there as soon as I feed the dog." The dish hits Snoopy in the nose. Charlie Brown sighs. Snoopy thinks, "Animal cruelty! Animal cruelty!" Latest appearance: October 22nd, 2002 / First appearance: October 24th, 1972 Charlie Brown walks between Linus and Sally. He asks, "Why would they ban Miss Sweetstory's book from the school library?" Linus stops walking and says, "I can't believe it . . I just can't believe it!" Linus, Charlie Brown and Sally sit on a log. Charlie Brown says, "Maybe there are some things in her book that we don't understand . . ." Sally walks ahead of Charlie Brown First appearance: October 24th, 1985 Marcie holds a microphone and stands next to The World War I Flying Ace. Marcie says, "This is your reporter interviewing the famous 'Lone Beagle' after his flight across the Atlantic." Marcie asks, "How did you feel after you landed? How did you feel when you took off? How do you feel?" Marcie continues, "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you like to be? How does it feel First appearance: October 24th, 1958 Linus watches Violet as she looks at an object in her hand. She says, "Look at the picture of this movie star..doesn't he have nice hair?" Linus replies, "Oh..I Suppose You Think I Don't Have Nice Hair? We Can't All Be Movie Stars, You Know!!" Charlie Brown arrives. Linus continues as Violet grimaces and looks away, "I Can't Help It The Way I Look! I Can't Help It The Way I Was Bo First appearance: October 24th, 1976 Linus looks at the calendar and says, "October twenty-fourth." Lucy is watching television and Linus says, "Well, only one more week 'til Halloween, and then the.." Lucy says, "Don't start in again about 'The Great Pumpkin!'" Lucy says, "If you start raving to me again about the "Great Pumpkin," I'll pound you clear across the room!" Linus rejoins, "A prophet is not Latest appearance: October 22nd, 2015 / First appearance: October 24th, 1968 Linus and Snoopy sit at desks in school. Linus says, "Yes, Miss Othmar? The student in front of me?" Linus continues, "Yes, ma'am . . . I know where he lives . . I'll take him home . ." Snoopy and Linus walk outside the school. Linus says, "I'm sorry, Snoopy . . I don't blame you for being offended . ." Linus continues, "She shouldn't have referred to you as 'The funny look Latest appearance: October 21st, 2014 / First appearance: October 24th, 1967 Charlie Brown brings Snoopy his dinner. Snoopy looks at the food. Snoopy puts a note in the food and brings the bowl to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown reads, "'We thank you for submitting your material . . .however, we regret that it does not suit our present needs.'" First appearance: October 24th, 1991 Spike sits next to a cactus and thinks, "So I wrote to the contest people, and told them I had no use for a lawn mower . ." Spike thinks, "They were very nice . . They said they'd send me something else . . ." Spike holds a toy sailboat in the desert. First appearance: October 24th, 1986 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I just got back from the dentist." Sally smiles and exclaims, "I'm so happy . . He said I have a nice bite!" Charlie Brown smiles and says, "Good for you." Snoopy thinks, "If a dog has a nice bite, he just gets yelled at!" First appearance: October 24th, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. She says, "Me?" Peppermint Patty says, "Sorry, ma'am, I don't know . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It's too bad . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I had the answer right on the tip of my head." Latest appearance: October 21st, 2010 / First appearance: October 24th, 1963 "What are you reading?" Violet stands next to Charlie Brown, who is sitting in an armchair. "This is an adaptation of Sherlock Holmes..." Charlie Brown says. "An 'adaptation'?" Violet asks. "Yes, it's been 'adapted' for children..." Charlie Brown stands and reads. "It's not unlike drinking diluted root beer!" Charlie Brown adds as he tosses the book over his shoulder. He an First appearance: October 24th, 1975 Marcie talks into the phone. She says, "Hello, Linus? This is Marcie . . . You're not gonna believe this . . ." Marcie continues, "Guess who's outside sitting in a pumpkin patch . . . Peppermint Patty! You've finally got one, Linus . . ." Linus talks into the phone and says, "'Got one'? Got one what?" Marcie replies, "A disciple!" First appearance: October 24th, 1988 Sally and Charlie Brown wait at the bus stop. Sally asks, "Someday there's going to be a monument here, and you know what will be on it?" Sally says, "'This is where Sally Brown wasted the best years of her life waiting for the school bus . . .'" Sally says, "'She could have slept another ten minutes!'" First appearance: October 24th, 1979 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Lucy says, "Women shouldn't be the only ones to cry." Lucy continues, "Men should realize that it's all right for them to cry, too . . ." Charlie Brown frowns and cries. Lucy turns to Charlie Brown and shouts, "First you have to have something happen!" First appearance: October 24th, 1983 Spike turns to the cactus and thinks, "I don't suppose you've done much traveling have you?" Spike thinks, "I'm thinking of taking a little trip, and was wondering if you'd care to go along . . ." Spike thinks, "I'll admit my motive is a bit selfish . ." Spike thinks, "With you around, I don't think I'd ever get mugged!" First appearance: October 24th, 1995 Lydia sits behind Linus in school. Lydia asks, "When are you going to give me another music box?" Lydia says, "Girls love music boxes . ." Linus smiles and sings, "Look at me . . I'm a music box! La dum te da dum te da te dum." Lydia shouts, "Close your lid!"
Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • The Great Pumpkin

    Every Halloween night Linus can be found in a pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

  • Baseball

    Linus is known for making some incredible plays on the diamond, including turning two with short-stop Snoopy.

  • His blanket

    The epitome of security, Linus’s blanket also proves to be an excellent sling shot.