• 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.
First appearance: September 13th, 1982 Lucy stands by Linus' bed. Linus lies in bed and says, "I can't go to school today . ." Lucy says, "If you're not feeling well, that's certainly a good excuse." Lucy walks away and says, "You're probably wise just to stay in bed." Linus says, "I have a knot in one of my shoelaces . . ." First appearance: December 27th, 1965 Charlie Brown runs up to Linus and says, " Well, Linus what did you get for Christmas?" Linus replies, "Oh, lots of things . . ." Linus says, "I got a new bicycle, a record player, an electric train, some money, some mittens, a scout knife, a ski jacket, a mystery game, some puzzles, four sport shirts and a racing car . . ." Linus continues, "And you know what else I got?" Latest appearance: February 13th, 2006 / First appearance: February 17th, 1959 Linus, clutching his blanket, watches Lucy walking by. She exclaims,"It's disgusting, that's what it is!" He asks, "What's disgusting?" She turns to him and asks, "Did you ever stop to consider all the germs you pick up dragging that stupid blanket around?" Linus looks at his blanket and asks, "GERMS?" "So I pick up a few germs along the way..what's the difference?" He ye Latest appearance: April 28th, 2010 / First appearance: May 1st, 1963 Linus holds a stick and says to Snoopy, "Some dogs are fun to play with . . ." Linus tosses the stick and says, "Some dogs chase sticks when you throw them . . ." Linus points and says, "Some dogs chase sticks and then bring them back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Some dogs are pretty dumb!" First appearance: July 29th, 1996 Linus and the World Famous Attorney sit on a park bench. Linus asks, "I heard there are twelve beagles on the jury . . How did they like being sequestered?" Snoopy eats his lunch and thinks, "They howled all night . ." Latest appearance: November 15th, 2009 / First appearance: November 11th, 1962 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "I'm sort of a fanatic about saving things . . ." Linus asks, "Have you seen my leaf collection?" Linus continues, "I'd like you to see it . . . I've got hundreds of them and their all mounted in books and labeled and everything . . ." Linus says, "I have a Black Willow, a Bur Oak, a Shagbark Hickory, a Ginkgo, a Quaking Aspen and a First appearance: October 18th, 1999 Schroeder, Charlie, Linus, Rerun, Lucy and Snoopy are all standing on line in the rain, waiting for the school bus. Shroeder says, "Does standing in the rain waiting for the school bus show our desire for education?" Linus replies, "No, it shows how our lives are controlled by those in power..." Lucy to Snoopy says, "What's your excuse?" Snoopy thinks, "Dogs just do dumb things..." Latest appearance: July 30th, 2007 / First appearance: August 1st, 1960 Lucy and Linus are standing in an open field. Linus is dragging his blanket and Lucy is skipping with her skipping-rope. Linus looks at Lucy and asks, "Do you ever pray. Lucy?" Lucy stops skipping and looks at Linus who is standing in front of a tree. She asks, "That's kind of a personal question, isn't it? Are you trying to start an argument?" Lucy moves closer to Linus and sh Latest appearance: December 6th, 2007 / First appearance: December 8th, 1960 Linus approaches Charlie Brown in the field with a piece of paper in his hand. He says, "See what you think of this, Charlie Brown..." Charlie Brown reads, "Dear Santa Claus, I am somewhat fearful about writing to you this year..." He continues, "I have so many faults it seems improbable that you will want to bring me any presents..." Linus says, "It's the ol' humble bit!" First appearance: January 28th, 1977 Truffles stands outside the barn and looks up. She says, "I thought about you all year, Linus . ." Truffles continues, "You never wrote to me or called me, but I still thought about you . . . Do you think you love me?" Truffles asks, "Do you love me more than life itself?" Linus hangs on to the roof and says, "Well, right now I'm thinking a lot about life . . ." Latest appearance: October 3rd, 2007 / First appearance: October 5th, 1960 Lucy approaches Linus by the tree. She says, "Charlie Brown tells me you've been talking to leaves." Linus asks, "Talking to what?" Lucy responds, "To leaves! He says you talk to leaves..." Linus exclaims, "He's crazy! You go tell Charlie Brown that I said..." Linus turns to a falling leaf and says, "Oh, hi there!" He turns back to Lucy and resumes saying, "...That I sai First appearance: June 15th, 1958 Snoopy slithers along in the grass. He thinks, "Here comes the fierce tiger sneaking up on the helpless child..." as he approaches Linus, who sits on the ground, sucking his thumb and clutching his blanket. "SUDDENLY HE POUNCES!" Snoopy pounces. Linus remains oblivious to the threat. Snoopy looks at Linus, still sucking his thumb. He tries again: "SUDDENLY HE POUNCE Latest appearance: June 28th, 2011 / First appearance: June 30th, 1964 Patty, Violet, and Linus face Charlie Brown: "He WOULDN'T?" "Nope!" says Charlie Brown. "Well, THAT'S gratitude for you!" Patty says. "We clean up his whole house for him, and now he won't even invite us over for a party!!" Violet yells. Snoopy lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "Why should I let it get all messed up again?" Latest appearance: April 26th, 2011 / First appearance: April 28th, 1964 "You think you're happy just because you're happy all the time..." Lucy saya to Linus. "Well, happiness isn't being happy all the time...happiness is being sad, too!" Lucy raises her arms. Lucy says to Linus's retreating back: "If you're sad sometimes, then you're happy all the time!" "AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!" She adds, shaking her fist. First appearance: September 1st, 1978 Marcie stands next to Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and asks, "What did you want to talk to me about, Chuck?" Peppermint Patty continues, "If it's about going to the show, why don't we just meet there around one? That'll save you comin' clear over here!" Peppermint Patty adds, "See you, Chuck! Glad you got over your shyness and decided to call!" Li 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 First appearance: July 14th, 1997 Lucy and Linus sit on the floor. Linus holds his security blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "I'm getting so I don't trust anybody." Linus asks, "You don't even trust me?" Lucy says, "I trust you about as far as you can throw that blanket." Linus throws the blanket off panel. Later, Charlie Brown and Linus lean on a brick wall, heads in hands. Linus says, "My sister tr Latest appearance: February 19th, 2009 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse wearing sun glasses and stares at Linus. Linus shouts, "I'm tired of this stupid chasing business! You want my glasses? Take 'em! Keep 'em!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "What fun is that?" Latest appearance: March 12th, 2012 / First appearance: March 15th, 1965 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy says, "That blanket of yours hates me, doesn't it?" Linus replies, "I don't see why it shouldn't . . . you've stomped it, tromped it and insulted it enough!" Lucy holds out her arms and says, "But a couple of days ago, it even attacked me! It grabbed me around the legs, and tried to throw me!" Linus looks at Lucy and asks, First appearance: October 15th, 1996 Schroeder, Marcie, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy play football in the pouring rain. Charlie Brown sits on Snoopy. Schroeder asks, "Where's the ball?" Marcie responds, "How should I know? I can't see a thing . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Isn't this great, Chuck? This is real sport! This is real football!" Charlie Brown asks, "Where's my dog?" Snoopy thinks, "You're sit
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: 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
First appearance: March 21st, 1987 Linus sits at a table and writes. Lucy asks, "Do you need help with your homework?" Lucy says, "I'm good at writing term papers . . Do you need any advice?" Lucy smiles and says, "Go ahead . . Ask me anything . . ." Linus asks, "Is 'get lost' one word or two?" Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2002 / First appearance: March 21st, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "How about a game of marbles after school, Franklin?" Franklin replies, "I can't . . I have a guitar lesson at three-thirty . . ." Franklin continues, "Right after that I have little league, and then swim club, and then dinner and then a '4H' meeting." Franklin adds, "I lead a very active Tue First appearance: March 21st, 1993 Lucy walks onto the field with her baseball mitt. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound next to a pile of baseball caps and says, ". . . And everyone who made the team this year gets a new cap!" Charlie Brown puts a cap on Schroeder who is dressed in his catcher uniform. Charlie Brown says, "Here you go, Schroeder . . . you deserve it." Pigpen stands in a dust cloud. First appearance: March 21st, 1980 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes a line of check marks. Sally looks at the paper and says, "I'm practicing to check my preferences . . . If I ever have to check my preferences, I'll be ready." Sally asks, "Do you want to try?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, I don't think so." Sally shouts, "If you ever have to check your preferences, don't come to me!!!" Latest appearance: March 18th, 2016 / First appearance: March 21st, 1969 Lucy stands outside at night and says, "Poets tell us that the answers to life can be found in the stars . . ." Lucy looks up at the stars. Lucy continues to look up at the stars. Lucy walks away and says, "Stupid poets!" Latest appearance: March 18th, 2014 / First appearance: March 21st, 1967 Jose Peterson shakes hands with Charlie Brown. Peppermint Patty says, "Chuck, I'd like to have you meet Jose Peterson . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Now, the way I see it, Chuck, you can play Jose Peterson here at second where he can work with that funny looking kid you've got playing shortstop . . ." Charlie Brown says, "What about Linus? He's always played a pretty good seco First appearance: March 21st, 1984 Linus sits in a beanbag. Lucy walks up to him and says, "Move over." Linus asks, "What?" Lucy says, "There's room for two in that beanbag, you know!" Lucy sits in the beanbag and pushes Linus so he hangs over the edge of the bag. Linus says, "I never realized there was room for two . . ." First appearance: March 21st, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie holds up a piece of paper and says, "You have this all wrong, sir . ." Marcie continues, "The teacher said this was a 'true or false' test . ." Peppermint Patty says, "No wonder . . I thought she said, 'trick or treat.'" First appearance: March 21st, 1997 Pigpen swings the bat and hits the ball. Pigpen runs. Pigpen continues to run around the bases. Pigpen slides. Charlie Brown stands by the bench and says, "'Pigpen' slides into home! He's safe! He's getting up! He's dusting himself off . ." Lucy sits on the bench and asks, "Why?" First appearance: March 21st, 1985 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy walks up to the mound. Charlie Brown begins to pitch. Lucy says, "It's a medical fact that breathing through your mouth can change your face . . ." Lucy walks away from the mound. Charlie Brown says, "Allowing forty runs in the first inning can change your whole body!" First appearance: March 21st, 1982 The beaglescout stands in the clearing and thinks,"Conrad, Bill, Olivier, Woodstock, and me...we're all here!" He stands in front of the troops and asks,"Any questions?" Woodstock chirps a question. The beaglescout thinks,"A walking stick?" He thinks,"You're right...we all should have walking sticks." As one of the troops runs off, the beaglescout points at First appearance: March 21st, 1983 Peppermint Patty says to Charlie Brown, "Here's how it is, Chuck . . . All the big-league teams have mascots, right?" Peppermint Patty says, "Our team is the 'Pelicans,' right? Well, we have this costume we want you to wear . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "So try it on, Chuck . . . See what you think." Charlie Brown wears a pelican costume. A happy Peppermint Patty shouts, First appearance: March 21st, 1975 Charlie Brown lies on the pitcher's mound and says, "Rats!" He continues, "Why do we always have to lose the first game of the season?" Lucy carries a cup and saucer and approaches the pitcher's mound. She says, "Hey, manager, I knew you'd be feeling bad so I brought you a cup of tea." Charlie Brown holds the cup and saucer and says, "A cup of tea?" Lucy holds a baseball and says, First appearance: March 21st, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and exclaims, "Good grief, another home run! This is our worst game ever!" Lucy walks towards him wearing a baseball glove. Lucy says, "'If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, the mist is dispelled when a woman appears.'" Lucy walks away as Charlie Brown says, "Not always." First appearance: March 21st, 1996 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit against a wall. Marcie says, "Oh, sure . . Sneak up be the teacher's desk, and plug in your hair dryer!" Marcie continues, "Talk about getting me in trouble . ." Marcie says, "The teacher almost fainted when she saw me crawling by her desk!" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit outside the principal's office. Peppermint Patty dries her hair with First appearance: March 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown dribbles a basketball. Lucy gaurds Charlie Brown. Linus runs to get free as Violet waves her arms in front of Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown bounce passes the ball, past Violet, to Patty. Patty passes to Linus as Five tries to interfere. Five follows as Linus dribbles down the court. Linus shoots the ball. Linus sinks the ball int Latest appearance: March 18th, 2008 / First appearance: March 21st, 1961 Snoopy sits on a rock and thinks, "If I were a gorilla living in the jungle, I wouldn't have to walk . . ." Snoopy crouches and thinks, "If I wanted to go someplace, I'd leap into a tree and swing from branch to branch" Snoopy leaps. Snoopy clings to the trunk of a tree. First appearance: March 21st, 1998 Lucy is relaxing inside as Rerun walks in with the hoe. Lucy says, "I changed my mind.. I decided I don't want a garden.." Rerun asks, "What about all the weeds I dug up?" Lucy says, "Put 'em back where they were.." She is preoccupied with a book or something. Rerun tries to place the weed back from where they were pulled. He says, "I should have numbered them.." Latest appearance: March 18th, 2013 / First appearance: March 21st, 1966 Charlie Brown rifles through a drawer and says, "I thought I had a clean white handkercheif in here . . ." Charlie Brown says, "There's a blue one . . . a green one . . . another blue one . . ." Charlie Brown walks through the house thinking, "What in the world happened to my white handkerchief?" Snoopy stands on his doghouse with the white handkerchief around his head and Latest appearance: March 19th, 2015 / First appearance: March 21st, 1968 Charlie Brown and Linus stand by the baseball bench and frown. Charlie Brown says, "Well, we lost our first game of the season . . ." Linus says, "I wonder how our new manager will take this defeat?" Snoopy kicks and throws equipment, the bench and Charlie Brown and Linus. Snoopy stomps away and thinks, "I hate losing!"
Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity
Charles Schulz


  • 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.