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 25th, 1962 Linus is sitting in front of the television and Lucy is standing next to him asking, “ What are we watching?” (BR) (BR) Linus looks up at Lucy saying, “Well, for once we’re watching what I wanna watch!” (BR) (BR) Linus holds his hands up to his chest and is saying to Lucy, “I got the TV first so we’re gonna watch MY program!” Lucy holds her arms out and responses, “All right! All right! I’m not s Latest appearance: April 5th, 2014 / First appearance: April 8th, 1967 Linus stands in front of Sally and folds his hands. He says, "Here's the church and here's the steeple . ." Linus continues, "Open the door . . ." Linus says, "And see all the people!" Sally says, "Sort of a small congregation." First appearance: December 22nd, 1983 Linus and Charlie Brown sit in theatre seats. Linus says, "The sheep are through dancing, Charlie Brown . . Here comes your sister . . ." A frightened Sally stands on the stage dressed as an angel. She stands in the spotlight and shouts, "Hockey stick!" Linus and Charlie Brown are completely shocked. The both shout, "'Hockey stick'?!?" First appearance: May 11th, 1995 Sally and Linus wait for the bus by the curb. Sally says, "I've been going to school all year, and I just found out what our room number is . ." Sally continues, "And where the drinking fountain is, and the pencil sharpener . ." Sally says, "And that the school bus is yellow . ." Sally and Linus sit on the bus. Sally says, "The secret of life is to be observant . ." Latest appearance: August 27th, 2007 / First appearance: August 29th, 1960 Linus says to an angry Charlie Brown, "Look, Charlie Brown, I don't see why you should be mad at me.." Charlie Brown and Linus lean on a stone wall. Linus says, "I have no interest in your sister! After all I'm almost five years older than she! FIVE YEARS!" Linus and Charlie Brown walk with their hands in their pockets. "Five years doesn't seems like much now but it will when we're First appearance: December 19th, 1976 Linus holds a Bible and Sally asks, "Luke who?" Linus reads, "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus." Linus says, "The census is said to have been of "all the world..." This probably really meant only the Roman Empire.." Linus says, "When we read that there was no room at the inn, the word "inn" is better translated as "guestroom". Linus says, "The in Latest appearance: June 15th, 2000 / First appearance: June 13th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Secretly, Kitten Kaboodle wished she were a dog." The Literary Ace continues to type, "She was aware of the natural superiority of a dog, and it bothered her." Linus stands next to the doghouse. He reads the paper and says, "I think your anti-cat stories show too much prejudice . . . I think you're going to make a lot of enemies . . ." Linus hands t Latest appearance: March 4th, 2008 / First appearance: March 7th, 1961 Frieda stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and Linus and says, "It's rather frightening to see the days go by so fast . . ." Frieda continues, "To say the grass is green, you know, is not saying nearly enough . . . Actually I'm very grateful for having naturally curly hair . . . I really am . . ." Frieda continues, "Sometimes my daddy calls me 'ladybug' . . . I used to read a lot, Latest appearance: September 30th, 2006 / First appearance: October 3rd, 1959 Lucy and Linus watch as Sally crawls by. Linus asks, "How long do you think it will be before Sally starts to walk?" Lucy replies,"Good Grief! What's the hurry? Let her crawl around for awhile! Don't rush her!" They continue to watch Sally. Lucy continues, "She's got all the time in the world.." She concludes, "Once you stand up and start to walk, you're committed for lif Latest appearance: July 9th, 2011 / First appearance: July 11th, 1964 Linus runs up to Lucy: "Look! I found a dinosaur bone!" "Just think...that bone is two hundred million years old!" Lucy examines the bone: "This isn't a dinosaur bone..it's a chicken bone!" Linus stares at the bone as Lucy walks away. "Maybe it was a two-hundred-million-year-old chicken!" he calls after her. First appearance: August 20th, 1972 Sip! Charlie Brown and Lucy sit on the grass facing one another and sipping from cups. Lucy says, "I think it was one of the best movies I've ever seen.." Charlie Brown responds, "I knew you'd like it." "Afterward, we went to this art gallery, and saw all of these wild new paintings..." Lucy continues as Charlie Brown sips. "Some of them, of course, were quite huge..." Lucy gesture Latest appearance: March 12th, 2017 / First appearance: March 15th, 1970 Charlie Brown walks off his doorstep. He carries a kite. He walks in the grass. Charlie Brown looks up at a tree and says, "Well! hello, you dirty kite-eating tree! It's been a long winter, hasn't it? You look kind of hungry..." The tree bares his teeth. "You'd like to eat this kite, wouldn't you?" Charlie Brown asks, holding the kite away from the tree. The tree grins hung Latest appearance: October 2nd, 2007 / First appearance: October 4th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Linus watch a leaf fall from the tree. Charlie Brown looks at the reader as Linus looks at the leaf. Linus says, "You'll never be happy here...." Charlie Brown rushes off. He approaches Lucy, who is sitting in the living-room. He exclaims, "Your brother talks to leaves!" First appearance: August 25th, 1957 Charlie Brown, in swim trunks, walks along the boardwalk at the beach. "Lucy, have you seen Linus?" he asks Lucy. She is bent over a pail in the sand. "He's down by the water, throwing stones..." Lucy answers. "Every time we come to the beach he spensds the whole day throwing stones into the water.." Lucy sits in the sand and gazes ahead of her. "Having fun, Linus?" 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: August 22nd, 1958 Charlie Brown stands watching Linus do imaginary drawings. Linus looks thoughtful. He grabs a frame. He puts the frame up around the imaginary drawing. He asks, "Do you like it?" First appearance: March 18th, 1996 First appearance: March 28th, 1975 Snoopy sniffs the ground. Linus walks behind him and says, "They used to use pigs to hunt truffles . . ." Linus asks, "You know why they use dogs now instead of pigs?" Linus continues, "Because when a pig would find a truffle, he'd always try to gobble it right up . . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "How gauche!" First appearance: November 3rd, 1965 Lucy and Linus are sitting at the table and Linus is writing a letter. :Dear Great Pumpkin, You've made a fool out of me for the last time! I'm really going to tell you off. (BR) (BR) Lucy gets up and starts to walk away as she says, "Don't burn all of your bridges behind you..." Linus stops writing and looks at Lucy. (BR) (BR) Linus is sitting holding the pencil thinking. (BR) (BR) With a big "S First appearance: December 23rd, 1980 Sally and Linus sit on the floor. Linus says, "There were three wise men, see . . ." Linus continues, "They came from the east, and they were looking for Bethlehem." Linus says, "You know how they found it? They followed a star!" Sally asks, "Who was the star?"
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc 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: August 11th, 2010 / First appearance: August 14th, 1963 Snoopy lies on the side of a grassy hill. The sun is shining. Snoopy sits up and yawns. Snoopy walks sleepily home. Snoopy lies on his doghouse and says, "This has been a good day!" Latest appearance: August 12th, 2015 / First appearance: August 14th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder approaches and says, "Good grief, Charlie Brown, when are you going to throw the first pitch?" Charlie Brown holds the ball out and says, "That little red-haired girl is watching . . . I can't let go of the ball . . . My fingers are numb." Charlie Brown begins to shake. He says, "I'm starting to shake . . Look at me! I'm shakin First appearance: August 14th, 1958 Linus is looking up in the sky. He asks Lucy as she walks by, "Lucy, why is the sky blue?" He jumps as she snaps, "Because It Isn't Green!!" He watches as she walks away. He resumes looking up in the sky and says, "That just shows how stupid I am..I thought there would be a more complicated reason..." First appearance: August 14th, 1987 Lucy and Snoopy stand in the outfield of the baseball field. Snoopy stands in front of Lucy. Lucy steps in front of Snoopy. Snoopy steps in front of Lucy. Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says to Charlie Brown, "When we started, we were in right-field . ." First appearance: August 14th, 1975 Lucy and Snoopy stand in front of Spike. Lucy says, "Spike! Good grief, you're as thin as a promise!" Lucy continues, "This is the most miserable looking dog I've ever seen!" Lucy picks Spike up by the neck and says, "I'm gonna take him home, and feed him!" Snoopy thinks, "Poor Spike." Snoopy walks and thinks, "Take him to scarf city!" First appearance: August 14th, 1979 Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends stand by a road. Beaglescout looks at a street sign with the number forty. He thinks, "Interstate 40 . . . That's what we want . . ." Beaglescout continues to think, "This used to be route 66 . . . It'll take us right into Needles." Beaglescout raises his arm and thinks, "All those who want to go to Needles and visit my brother Spike, raise the First appearance: August 14th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at a table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal," very messily. Sally says, "You should try to write more neatly.." Charlie Brown says, "Instead of criticizing me, why don't you get your own pen pal?" Sally says, "I hate writng letters." Charlie Brown says, "If you're going to get letters, you have to write them.." Sally says,"You could write them fo First appearance: August 14th, 1976 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You'll never be a good theologian." Lucy continues, "You're too dogmatic!" She laughs hysterically. Lucy is hit on the head with the typewriter. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I hate jokes like that!" First appearance: August 14th, 1980 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and sweats. He says, "Boy, it's hot today . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I don't know if I'm standing on a pitcher's mound or in the middle of the . . ." Snoopy, as The Foreign Legionnaire, and Woodstock and friends march by the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown continues, ". . Desert!" First appearance: August 14th, 1999 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I didn't know that dogs aren't allowed in the dance studio..." Charlie says, "It's too bad because they're having a formal dance next week." Snoopy thinks, "Maybe I can get my deposit back in the tuxedo...." First appearance: August 14th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "Who?" Lucy points with her glove and says, "That kid . . . He wanted to play on our team." Lucy exclaims, "He said he was a real natural . . I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "What was his name?" Lucy answers, "Roy Hobbs." Latest appearance: August 11th, 2012 / First appearance: August 14th, 1965 Charlie Brown get ready to throw a pitch from the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Hey manager, wait! I have a question . . ." Lucy continues, "I've been reading about this baseball stadium that has plastic grass . . . how come we don't have plastic grass?" Charlie Brown thinks black thoughts. Lucy stands in the field and says, "Standing out here in the outfield like this, lot Latest appearance: August 11th, 2008 / First appearance: August 14th, 1961 Lucy makes a face and says, "rats! Stupid jump rope!" Lucy throws the jump rope. Lucy walks away. Snoopy lies on the doghouse with the jumprope lying on his face. Snoopy thinks, "Don't put a brand on me sir . . . I'll stay in the corral!" First appearance: August 14th, 1993 Charlie Brown and Sally stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir . . You want to know why we're buying our school supplies so early?" Sally says, "Tell him we're trying to create the illusion that we're anxious to become educated . ." Charlie Brown says, "We just like to be prepared." Sally and Charlie Brown walk out of the store. Sally says, "My answer was First appearance: August 14th, 1996 Peppermint Patty sits on the edge of a dock holding a fishing pole. Marcie screams, "Hey, fish! Don't let her fool you! There's a hook on the end of that line!" Peppermint Patty says, "Be quiet, Marcie . ." Marcie yells, "She's out to get you! Run while you can!" Peppermint Patty says, "Fish don't run, Marcie . ." Marcie screams, "Dog paddle!" First appearance: August 14th, 1985 The Literary Ace types, "'I used to think you were a great engineer,' she said." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Once, I even loved you . . ." The Literary Ace types, "But you've gotten too big for your bridges." Snoopy looks up and smiles. First appearance: August 14th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a chair reading a book. Sally says, "Big brothers are supposed to teach their younger sisters how to make things . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Okay, what do you want to make?" Sally answers, "Show me how to make a hat out of a newspaper . . ." Sally wears the newspaper on her head. First appearance: August 14th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field in his cap and holding his bat. Patty, Lucy, and Violet come up to him very upset. Lucy shouts,"You Struck Out!!!" Violet shouts,"You Didn't Even Swing! You Just Stood There!!" Schroeder joins them and they all shout at Charlie Brown,"We Could Have Won The Championship, And You Struck Out!!!! You Dumbbell, Charlie Brown!! You Blockhead!" First appearance: August 14th, 1995 Sally sits in a small kiddie pool. She looks at Snoopy who is wearing a sailor's cap and carrying a large model ship. First appearance: August 14th, 1992 Sally and the World Famous Attorney walk on the sidewalk in front of a building. Sally asks, "How can we find the courthouse if we don't know what a courthouse looks like?" Snoopy thinks, "It's probably a big building with lots of people standing around . ." Sally says, "I hope you're not in a hurry to get back home . ." Snoopy thinks, "Not really . . I've already missed t
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.