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
Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2009 / First appearance: February 6th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands with Lucy and Linus and says, "I'm sorry that you have to wear glasses Linus . . ." Linus says, "Don't feel sorry for me, Charlie Brown . . . Why I can see things now that I never even knew existed before!" Linus says, "Take Lucy for instance . . . For the first time I realize what a gorgeous creature she really is!" Lucy says, "Glasses haven't improved First appearance: August 3rd, 1992 Snoopy sits on the ground and watches Linus throw a ball. Linus says, "I'll throw the ball, see?" Linus says, "Then you go bounding after it, and bring it back!" Snoopy thinks, "Maybe we should think about this a little more . ." Latest appearance: September 12th, 2010 / First appearance: September 8th, 1963 "You blockhead!" Lucy shouts as she throws a ball at Linus's head. He ducks. She walks. "What are you looking for?" Charlie Brown asks as Lucy searches through high grass. "A tennis ball.." she answers. "How did it get way out here?" he asks. "I threw it.." Lucy says, bending over to search the ground. "You threw it?" "I threw it at Linus..." Lucy bends over the gra Latest appearance: November 10th, 2006 / First appearance: November 13th, 1959 Linus watches Charlie Brown walking by in a helmet and carrying a football. Charlie Brown says, "I admire your ambition to be a doctor, Linus.." Charlie Brown kicks the ball and continues, "Of course eight years is a long time to study, but then.." Linus grimaces and replies, "Eight Years?" He gags and exclaims, "Good Grief!" Linus walks off and continues, "I think maybe Latest appearance: October 24th, 2008 / First appearance: October 24th, 1961 Linus says to Sally, " . . . And then Sally, on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin appears!" Linus continues, "He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world!" Sally shouts, "Ha!" Linus says, "I don't think she believed me . . ." First appearance: October 31st, 1992 Linus and Snoopy sit in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus asks, "What would you say if you were the only one in the world who believed something and everyone else thought you were crazy?" Snoopy answers, "Woof!" First appearance: March 10th, 1984 Linus and Lucy lean on the wall. Lucy says, "I don't understand heredity . . ." Lucy says, "I've thought about it a lot." Linus asks, "What is it that you don't understand?" Lucy says, "How come you got all the stupidity?" Latest appearance: August 14th, 2014 / First appearance: August 17th, 1967 Snoopy watches as Linus walks by dragging his blanket. Snoopy rests his paw on the blanket. Linus says, "Get your paw off my blanket, you stupid dog, or be prepared to suffer the consequences!" Snoopy sighs. Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "My life is full of unsuffered consequences . . ." First appearance: October 7th, 1990 Linus walks along. Snoopy, the vulture, is perched in a tree, thinking, "Here's the fierce vulture waiting high in a tree for a victim to come by.." Linus looks up at Snoopy and says, "I have a suggestion for you.." Linus continues, "I think you're facing the wrong way..." Linus points and explains, "I think you'll find that most of your victims will be coming from Latest appearance: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!" Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!" Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!" Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve First appearance: August 7th, 1986 Linus and the Worlf Famous Attorney sit on a bench. Linus says, "Being a world famous attorney must be an enormous responsibility . . ." Snoopy eats. Linus continues, "I mean, you must have clients coming to you every day who need advice . ." Linus asks, "Do you have a terrible feeling of responsibility when you talk to them?" Snoopy thinks, "No, I've never had a client l First appearance: June 19th, 1979 The World Famous Surveyor looks through survey equipment. Linus and Lucy watch. Lucy asks, "Who in the world is this guy?" Linus replies, "This is the county surveyor . . He's trying to find the property line between your garden and the farmer . . ." Snoopy thinks, "N 27." Lucy asks, "Farmer? What farmer?" Woodstock drives by in his tractor. First appearance: August 3rd, 1956 Linus, carrying his blanket, and Charlie Brown are at the side of the house eating ice-cream. Linus says, "We were over to my grampa's house yesterday..." They start walking along the lane. Linus continues, "He and gramma wanted me to stay all night, but I couldn't." They stop and Charlie Brown asks, "Why not?" Linus exclaims, "Why Not?" He continues, "I didn't have my bl First appearance: June 7th, 1957 Linus and Lucy are walking along the lane. She says, "You have to know a lot of things before you can enter kindergarten, Linus.." She continues, "You have to be able to use a handkerchief, get a drink of water alone, put on your own coat, and cut with scissors!" Linus exclaims, "Wow!" They walk along and he continues, "I never realized the requirements were so rigid!" First appearance: June 30th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Linus points and says, "You're at this big party, see . . You're in this crowded room . ." Linus says, "Suddenly, across that crowsed room, you see the girl of your dreams! Suddenly, you know you're in love!" Hearts fly from Linus's mouth. Linus sighs. Charlie Brown says, "I've never been invited to a crowded room . ." Latest appearance: July 21st, 2009 / First appearance: July 24th, 1962 Snoopy sits on the sidewalk. Linus walks by dragging his blanket. Snoopy opens his mouth to grab Linus's blanket. Linus says, "Don't do anything you might regret!" Snoopy watches Linus go. Snoopy thinks, "That's good advice." First appearance: July 23rd, 1956 Lucy approaches Linus sitting on the floor. She smiles and says, "Mommy's going to take me downtown, Linus..." She continues, "You're not going! You're staying home with a sitter!" He replies,"That's all right..I'm very happy that you're getting the chance to go..." He smiles up at her. She walks off exclaiming, "Rats..." First appearance: March 4th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Linus are walking along on the sidewalk and Linus is telling Charlie brown, "When I grow up, I'd like to study about people..." (BR) (BR) They stop walking and Linus puts his arms out and goes on saying, "People interest me... I'd like to go to some big university, and study all about people.." (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown holds up his hands and says, " I see... You want to learn abou Latest appearance: February 6th, 2014 / First appearance: February 9th, 1967 Charlie Brown and Linus stand in front of Lucy. Charlie Brown says, "You think you're the 'Arm wrestling' champ, don't you?" Lucy says, "Of course, I'm the champ . . . I've beaten everybody around here!" Charlie Brown says, "Not everybody . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "You're not the champion until you've beaten the 'Mased Marvel' . . ." Snoopy wears a mask and flexes his First appearance: June 18th, 1967 "Growl!" A tree growls. "Here's the fierce leopard hiding in a tree waiting for a victim to come along!" Linus walks along. Linus walks past the tree. "I hear footsteps, but I can't see anything!" The tree rustles: "Stupid tree!" Snoopy sticks his head out of the treetop and looks around. Linus walks by.... Snoopy sticks his head out the middle of th
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
First appearance: September 21st, 1992 Charlie Brown stands in front of a tree and says, "This is real love . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Real love is standing behind a tree so you can see her when she leaves her house." Charlie Brown says, "Of course, it can sometimes be embarrassing . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Like when you discover you've been standing on the wrong side of the tree . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1988 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "All the mothers are mad at you, sir . . They say your wig spoiled our class picture . . ." Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She says, "Isn't jealousy strange? Just for that, I'm going to wear it every day . ." Marcie tries to look around the wig and says, "That's the last time I'll ever see the chalkboard . ." Latest appearance: September 20th, 2004 / First appearance: September 21st, 1970 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Poor Woodstock . . He can't decide if he should fly south for the winter . ." Woodstock sits on the other end of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Or stay home . ." Woodstock changes positions. Snoopy thinks, "Or fly south . ." Woodstock sits on the other end of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Or stay home . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1984 Linus sits in a beanbag chair watching TV. A television annoucer exclaims, "Major catastrophe!" Linus becomes alert. The annoucer says, "Our reporters are on the scene." The annoucer says, "Details at eleven." Linus slumps back in the chair. The annoucer says, "In the meantime, you'll just have to sweat it out." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2008 / First appearance: September 21st, 1961 Lucy stands behind the psychiatric help booth and says to Linus, "Living is living! Living is what counts!" Lucy says, "People come to me and ask me how to live . . . I tell them that to live is to live! Living is what makes living!" Linus walks up to Frieda. Frieda asks, "Is the doctor in?" Linus replies, "No, I think she's way out!" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2010 / First appearance: September 21st, 1963 Lucy sit on the floor in front of the TV. She shouts: "Why do you always yell at me? I'm not deaf, you know!" "You think I can't hear? Is that why you always yell? I'm not deaf, you know! You don't have to yell all the time!" Lucy sits and frowns. Lucy yells: "WHAT'D YOU SAY?!!!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2015 / First appearance: September 21st, 1968 Linus punts a football. Sally waits to catch the football. Sally tears the laces out of the football. Linus stands next to Sally. Sally tears the football apart and says, "I was wondering what was inside it . . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2016 / First appearance: September 21st, 1969 Woodstock looks up at Snoopy. Snoopy carries a sign that reads, "Watch this space for special announcement." Snoopy carries a sign that reads, "This is is!" Snoopy holds a sign that reads, "This is national dog week." Lucy stands next to Lucy and says, "It is? Well! I'm very happy for you." Lucy continues, "You dogs perform a great service to mankind, and you deserve a spec Latest appearance: September 19th, 2007 / First appearance: September 21st, 1960 Snoopy watches Linus and Charlie Brown walk by. Linus says, "So this is 'National Dog Week'...." Snoopy walks alongside them as Linus asks, "I wonder if there's a 'National Cat Week,' too?" Snoopy shudders and stops. He thinks, "National Cat Week?!" He slunks in the grass and thinks, "I wouldn't put it past THEM to demand equal time!" First appearance: September 21st, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "My dad took me to my first hockey game last night . ." Marcie says, "It was really great . ." Marcie says, "I loved watching the zamboni go around . ." Peppermint Patty holds a book and responds, "You're very weird, Marcie . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2009 / First appearance: September 21st, 1962 Shermy walks with Charlie Brown and says, "Nothing makes me more mad than wasting a good haircut!" Shermy continues, "Last Saturday I got a haircut so I'd look nice for school, Monday morning . . ." Shermy says, "Then on Monday I got sick, and I couldn't go to school for three days." Shermy continues, "I wasted a good haircut!" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2006 / First appearance: September 21st, 1959 Snoopy watches a leaf fall from the tree. He watches it as it falls to the ground. He thinks, "Well! The first falling leaf of the season.." He continues, "The first leaf to make the courageous leap! The first leaf to depart from home! The first leaf to plunge into the unknown!" He walks off and concludes, "The first leaf to die!!" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2013 / First appearance: September 21st, 1966 Lucy and Linus look at the remains of the doghouse, Lucy says, "Just look at that, will you . . ." Linus says, "I wonder how it started . . . " Lucy says, "He was probably smoking in bed . . ." Linus says, "They say he lost everything . . . " Lucy continues, "I'll bet that was it . . . I'll bet he was smoking in bed . . . " Linus says, "Fire is a terrible thing . . . " L First appearance: September 21st, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and claims, "You have no idea how important it is for a girl to get presents." Lucy continues, "If no one gives her presents, her life has no meaning!" Lucy turns around and stares at Schroeder. Lucy asks, "Aren't you interested in the meaning of life?" First appearance: September 21st, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits in a bed and says, "Yes, sir, I understand . . . You're going to test me for narcolepsy because I fall asleep in school all the time." Peppermint Patty browses through a pamphlet and says, "I've been reading about narcolepsy in this pamphlet." Peppermint Patty says, "No, sir . . I didn't finish it . . ." Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I fell asleep First appearance: September 21st, 1996 Rerun takes cookies out of a box and puts them in two piles on a plate. Rerun says to Snoopy, "One cookie for you, and one cookie for me . ." Rerun says, "One cookie for you, and two cookies for me . ." Snoopy barks, "Woof!" Rerun says, "Gee, how could I have made a mistake like that?" Snoopy thinks, "Just a little reminder 'woof.'" First appearance: September 21st, 1985 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I hate waiting for supper . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Sometimes, if you pretend you don't really care, supper comes faster . . ." Snoopy waits on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's never worked yet." First appearance: September 21st, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the ground above Spike who is in a trench holding a rifle. Snoopy thinks, "Hi, Spike . . How are things in the trenches?" Spike thinks, "We never get tapioca pudding . ." Spike thinks, "When you see General Pershing, ask him why you never get tapioca pudding when you're in the infantry . ." The World War I Flying Ace walks past barbed wir First appearance: September 21st, 1956 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. Linus says, "I'm going to my grampa's to spend the week-end!" Charlie Brown asks, "Do you think you may get a little lonesome?" Linus replies, "I've considered that, so I'm going to take along my fuzzy elephant, my teddy bear, my little pillow, and my blanket..." Charlie Brown walks along the lane by himself. He says, "H Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2000 / First appearance: September 21st, 1974 Linus and Snoopy sit in the grass. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy looks at the blanket. Linus says, "Watch it, dog!" Linus continues, "If you touch that blanket, the odds are a thousand to one that you will end up with a broken arm!" Snoopy looks the opposite way and thinks, "I always go with the odds."
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.