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 8th, 2011 / First appearance: February 11th, 1964 Linus walks past Snoopy. Boot! Snoopy kicks Linus. Snoopy runs. Linus frowns as he meets Snoopy at a door which reads, "Humane Society." Latest appearance: April 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: April 25th, 1967 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at the table. Charlie Brown holds up a pencil and says, "It's ridiculous for me to write to a pen-pal in pencil!" Charlie Brown tosses the pencil and picks up a pen. He says, "I'm going to learn to write with a pen if it kills me!" Charlie Brown writes and smudges all over the paper. Charlie Brown and Linus sit covered in ink. Charlie Brown says, Latest appearance: September 29th, 2015 / First appearance: October 1st, 1968 Linus lies in bed and says, "I'm going to fail that test tomorrow for sure . ." Linus sits up and says, "Why do they persecute us poor little kids like this? I can't sleep . . . I can just feel myself losing weight . . ." Linus lies back down and says, "I shouldn't have to lie awake all night worrying like this! I should be asleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in my head . . Latest appearance: June 17th, 2013 / First appearance: June 20th, 1966 Linus sits on the dock. Roy walks up and says, "Hi! My name is Roy . . . How are you doing?" Linus replies, "Oh, I'm all right, I guess . . ." Roy says, "You'll get to like this camp after a few days . . . I was here last year and I thought I'd never make it, but I did . . ." Linus says, "Oh?" Roy continues, "You know what happened? I met this funny round-headed kid . . . I ca 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 . ." First appearance: November 21st, 1998 Lucy and Rerun stand with a sled and watch Linus talking to several snowmen. Lucy says, "I'm worried about your brother.. lately he seems to be hanging out with the wrong crowd." Latest appearance: October 10th, 2006 / First appearance: October 13th, 1959 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking on the sidewalk. Charlie Brown asks, "So you really like your teacher..Eh, Linus?" They stop and Linus replies, "She's a good teacher, Charlie Brown...no, she's more than just a good teacher, she's a great human being!" With hands raised he continues, "No, she's more than a good teacher and a great human being..." He concludes, "Miss Oth First appearance: February 25th, 1996 Snoopy wears a trenchcoat and sunglasses. He looks like a spy. Snoopy peers out from behind a couch. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy crawls towards him. Linus shouts, "Don't do it, dog!" Linus asks, "If you touch this blanket, you'll regret it for the rest of your life!" Linus says, "You will have regret and remorse, and you may even experienc First appearance: March 6th, 1982 Snoopy and Linus look at Lucy. Lucy shouts, "Why aren't you guys in my garden?" Linus replies, "This is Saturday . . . On Saturdays hired hands go into town, drink root beer and carouse!" Snoopy thinks, "We're gonna carouse?" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Good! I don't know what that is, but it sounds great!" First appearance: October 30th, 1991 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean on a wall. Linus says, "We obeyed the biblical injunction to go out two by two . . ." Linus says, "We tried to tell everyone about the 'Great Pumpkin,' but no one would listen . ." Charlie Brown says, "I can't imagine anything more depressing . ." Snoopy thinks, "I can . . We didn't get any cookies, either!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1985 Linus stands on a chair at the sink filling a glass of water. Lucy asks, "Where have you been?" Linus takes a drink of water and replies, "Walking through the woods near the golf course looking for lost balls to sell . . ." Lucy asks, "Did you make any money?" Linus replies, "Just enough to pay for the poison oak shots!" First appearance: August 16th, 1972 Charlie Brown and Linus walk by Snoopy. Linus asks, "Do you ever feel like running away?" Charlie Brown replies, "Of course . . . Sometimes I feel like I want to run away from everything." Snoopy sits alone and thinks, "I remember having that feeling once when I was at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . . ." Snoopy sits on the ground and leans against a rock. He thinks, "I climbed Latest appearance: July 14th, 2014 / First appearance: July 17th, 1967 Linus says to Lucy, " . . And Idaho and Oregon and Washington and New Mexico!" Linus says, "There, see? I can name all the states!" Lucy says, "What about East Dakota, North Virginia, New Missouri, South Hampshire, West Wisconsin and Old Maine?" Linus says, "Rats! I thought I knew them all!" Latest appearance: August 5th, 2000 / First appearance: August 5th, 1974 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus and Sally walk toward the doghouse. Linus says, "You know what my grandfather says?" Linus continues, "He says every child should have a dog . . ." Linus says, "He says that a child who does not have a dog is like a child deprived." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "The actual term is 'Living without benefit of beagle.'" First appearance: April 20th, 1989 Schroeder and Charlie Brown sit on the bench. Charlie Brown says, "Lucy refuses to quit . . She says she's the backbone of our team . . ." Lucy is bonked on the head by a baseball. Schroeder says, "Head bone!" First appearance: January 11th, 1990 Snoopy sits on the ground listening with one ear raised. Snoopy thinks, "I wasn't sure I heard a doughnut calling me . . ." Snoopy follows Linus and thinks, "But then I saw a lunch box walk by . ." Latest appearance: September 3rd, 2011 / First appearance: September 5th, 1964 "You know what's the matter with you?" Linus asks Lucy. He explains, "You talk too much." POW Lucy punches Linus, who tumbles into the air. "Do you really think so?" She asks, leaning over his prone figure. Linus dizzily lifts his head. First appearance: November 11th, 1977 Linus and Sally walk in the snow. Sally says, "Have you ever heard of 'Chionophobia'? It's a fear of snow . . ." Linus replies, "Fear of snow? How could anyone develop a fear of snow?" Linus is hit on the head with a snowball. Linus sits in the snow dazed. Sally says, "I can see how it might happen . . ." Latest appearance: December 19th, 2016 / First appearance: December 22nd, 1969 Charlie Brown is buried in snow and only his skis are visible. He asks, "What happened? Where am I?" Linus replies, "You fell off the chair lift Charlie Brown . . . Are you all right?" Charlie Brown shouts, "I saw her! I saw the little red haired girl! She was going down the lift while I was going up!!" Linus says, "I know . . .I talked with her . . .She just left on the bus t First appearance: July 4th, 1958 Snoopy sits and watches Charlie Brown lying with his head in a dish. He approaches Schroeder doing the same. He approaches Linus and Lucy doing the same. Snoopy thinks, "Good Grief! I think I've founded a new movement!"
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: January 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: January 24th, 1969 Schroeder stands next to a tree and looks up. He says, "I can't believe it . ." Charlie Brown approaches. Schroeder says, "Lucy threw my piano up into this tree . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Schroeder by the collar and shouts, "Not this tree! Don't say that!" Schroeder asks, "Why? What's so special about this tree?" Charlie Brown points up and says, "This is a dreaded kite-eat First appearance: January 24th, 1992 Spike sits in the desert near a campfire with a blanket wrapped around him. Spike thinks, "When I was little and my stomach hurt, Mom used to bring me milk and honey . ." Spike thinks, "If I had an earache, my dad used to blow cigar smoke in my ear . ." Spike thinks, "I wonder where he got the cigars . ." First appearance: January 24th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands watching Schroeder go through music sheets. He says, "It would have been fun to have played a duet.." Schroeder stands in a chair looking through the sheets. He says, "Sure, it would have..but I've looked through all the music catalogues, haven't I?" He continues, "I even called the library..I'm sorry Charlie Brown.." He concludes, "I guess nothing has Latest appearance: January 21st, 2015 / First appearance: January 24th, 1968 Linus stands next to Sally in the snow. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally says, "This kid at school said I have a funny face . . ." Sally continues, "Is it all right if I tell him you're going to slug him? You can be my knight in shining armor . . ." Linus replies, "I'd rather you didn't." Sally shouts, "What kind of knight are you?" Linus replies, "I'm a dove First appearance: January 24th, 1976 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy touches Woodstock's head and thinks, "Hmm . . . The fever seems to be gone." Snoopy thinks, "We won't really know if you're well, however, until we see you fly . . ." Woodstuck flies up in the air upside down. Woodstock lands on his head on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Of course, one doesn't recover from the vapors overnight Latest appearance: January 21st, 2014 / First appearance: January 24th, 1967 Linus and Charlie Brown stand in the snow next to a tree. Charlie Brown says, "Do you know what kind of tree this is? It's a kite-eating tree!" Charlie Brown continues, "Last year it ate twenty-four of my kites! It just reached out and grabbed them with its greedy branches, and then it stood there and ate them . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Linus and says, "Be careful! Don't get too cl First appearance: January 24th, 1981 Snoopy sits in the grass and yawns. Snoopy walks with his eyes closed/ Snoopy climbs on the doghouse. Snoopy falls asleep and thinks, "Zonk city!" First appearance: January 24th, 1988 Woodstock looks over the edge of the nest at the snow-covered grass below. He jumps down into the snow. Lucy looks out the house and says, "It snowed again last night..." Linus stands and watches her looking out the window. She says, "Those birds look hungry..." Linus stands on a chair next to the table in the kitchen. He is fixing food. He says, "I'm fixing up a First appearance: January 24th, 1983 Marcie sits at her school desk and says, "Early?" Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess we got here to school a little early . . ." Marcie says, "We walked kind of fast." Peppermint Patty's hair is blown forward. She says, "She's right, ma'am . . . The wind was behind us all the way!" First appearance: January 24th, 1957 Snoopy approches Charlie Brown lying on the ice. He stands next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is confused as Snoopy lays his head on him. He exclaims, "Good Grief!" as Snoopy falls asleep on him. Latest appearance: January 21st, 2006 / First appearance: January 24th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Patty are leaning on the brick wall. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Boy, what a day!" They start walking along the sidewalk. He continues, "Everything I've tried to do has gone wrong!" Patty responds, "Don't be so disturbed Charlie Brown..we all have our bad days..." Charlie Brown is grimacing. He shouts, "Last year I was the only person I know who had THREE Latest appearance: January 20th, 2000 / First appearance: January 24th, 1974 Rerun rides on the back of the bike and says, "Here we go again! Out of the garage, and full speed ahead!" Rerun continues, "Today it's welfare league and a church breakfast . . . Then it's the league of women voters followed by a visit to the library . . ." Rerun says, "From there we go to the hairdresser's and the supermarket and then a rousing meeting of the PTA!" Rerun First appearance: January 24th, 1980 Marcie sits at her desk in school and says, "Ma'am, I think the ceiling is leaking again . ." Marcie continues, "No, rain isn't coming in . . No you wouldn't call it sleet . . ." Marcie says, "Whatever you call it, ma'am, it's sure coming in . ." Snow falls on Peppermint Patty's head. She says, "Try snow flurries, Marcie." First appearance: January 24th, 1979 Lucy and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Lucy says, "To plan evil is as wrong as doing it." Lucy continues, "It is an honor to receive a frank reply . . . Open rebuke is better than hidden love." Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Linus. Charlie Brown says, "I'm glad she left . . I feel like I'm covered with aphorisms . . ." Linus says, "Maybe you need to be sprayed!" First appearance: January 24th, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class looking at a sheet of paper. She exclaims, "Good Grief!" She looks up and says, "Yes, Ma'am, I got all fifty questions wrong..." She puts her pencil in mouth and reads the sheet of paper. "I don't think it was my fault, though...." She continues, "Last night I was watching a program on tv that I didn't want to miss.....then I had Latest appearance: January 21st, 2011 / First appearance: January 24th, 1964 Lucy raises her arms and says, "You need me to point out our faults, Charlie Brown...It's for your own good..." Charlie Brown frowns. She follows him as he walks: "Besides, I can do it for you better than anyone else...my sysyem is unique!" Charlie Brown turns to face Lucy. He demands, "What's so unique about it?" Lucy raises her arm and explains, "I've put all your faults First appearance: January 24th, 1989 Snoopy's ears stand straight up. Lucy shouts, "He won!! Olaf won!!! Your brother won the 'Ugly Dog' contest!" Snoopy and Lucy run. Lucy continues to shout, "Olaf! You won!" Olaf looks disgusted and thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: January 24th, 1986 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of the classroom and says, "This is my report on the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Many people are worried about the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Not me." Peppermint Patty says, "What I worry about are those 'killer D-minuses'!" First appearance: January 24th, 1991 The Foreign Legionnaire sits at a table and looks glum. Marcie asks, "The famous sergeant of the foreign legion looks sad tonight . . . Is he thinking of the past?" Marcie shouts, "Has he forgotten the slogan of the legion, 'Je ne regrette rein'? 'I regret nothing!'" Snoopy rest his head on the table and thinks, "I regret that I drank that last root beer . ." Latest appearance: January 21st, 2013 / First appearance: January 24th, 1966 Snoopy skates on the ice wearing a long hat. Snoopy flips upside down and thinks, "Aaugh!" Snoopy lies on the ice in a daze. Snoopy thinks, "I think my feet need sharpening . . ."
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.