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: April 10th, 1990 Sally and Linus wait at the bus stop. Sally says, "I'm waiting for a school bus that will take me to school . . and for what?" Sally gets on the bus and continues, "To get on another bus, and go on a field trip to some stupid place I've never heard of! I can't stand it!" Sally sits on the bus and says, "I should have stayed in pre-school . ." 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: December 5th, 2008 / First appearance: December 8th, 1961 Linus walks with Lucy and says, "Charlie Brown says that brothers and sisters can learn to get along . . ." Linus says, "He says they can get along the same way mature adults can get along . . ." Linus continues, "And he says adults can get along the same way that nations get along . . ." Linus says, "At this point the analogy breaks down!" Latest appearance: October 31st, 2014 / First appearance: October 31st, 1967 Linus and Snoopy sit in a pumpkin patch. Linus says, "This is it Snoopy, this is Halloween night . . ." Linus says, "If the 'Great Pumpkin' picks this pumpkin patch as the most sincere, we'll get to see him! Now, I . . ." Linus says, "What's that?" Snoopy thinks, "What's what?" There is a rustling in the pumpkin patch. Linus says, "It's the 'Great Pumpkin' He's rising o Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2013 / First appearance: February 25th, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace crouches in the grass and thinks, "Here's the World War I pilot down behind enemy lines." The Flying Ace crawls on the ground and thinks, "Suddenly I see an enemy soldier! It looks like a sentry . . . If I can get past him, I can make it back to my squadron . . . I'll sneak up on him and flip him over my shoulder . . . easy now . . . easy . . ." Snoopy r Latest appearance: January 4th, 2013 / First appearance: January 7th, 1966 Linus sits in front of the television. Linus runs through the house. Linus stands on a stool in the kitchen and shouts. Linus leans on the counter and says, "Never set your stomach for a jelly-bread sandwich until you're sure there's some jelly!" First appearance: September 24th, 1992 Linus and Snoopy wait at the bus stop wearing matching hats. Linus says, "I hear you've been going to obedience school again every morning . ." Linus says, "There's an old saying, 'Fear keeps men in obedience.'" Snoopy thinks, "That and the supper dish . ." First appearance: April 5th, 1970 Snoopy sit on top of his dog house typing. (BR BR) Snoopy continues to type, "It was a dark and stormy night. Suddendly a shot rang out. A door slammed. The maid screamed. (BR BR) Snooopy goes on typing, "Suddenlly a pitate ship appeared on the horizon. While millions of people were starving, the king lived is luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansa, a boy was growing up. End of Part 1" (BR BR First appearance: May 15th, 1995 Linus, Charlie Brown and Lucy lean against a tree. Snoopy leans against a rock. Linus thinks, "If Jesus had owned a dog, what kind do you suppose it would have been?" Charlie Brown answers, "I don't know . . Maybe a border collie . ." Lucy says, "I'll bet the dog would have had a good life . ." Snoopy thinks, "Unless he got tired of walking around in all that sand . ." Latest appearance: November 9th, 2008 / First appearance: November 5th, 1961 Frieda holds her cat. Lucy walks by and says, "No! Why should I?" Violet walks by Frieda and says, "No!" Linus walks by Frieda and says, "No! Absolutely no! Take care of your own stupid cat!" Frieda says, "But I'm going to the library and they won't let me bring Faron in!" Linus says, "Well, get someone else to hold him! I'm not going to do it!" Frieda First appearance: April 24th, 1989 Lucy and Linus sit on a couch. Lucy asks, "If someone close to you noticed that you had some faults, would you want them pointed out to you?" Linus replies, "Well sure . . I guess so . ." Lucy turns to Linus and says, "Then, here we go!" First appearance: April 1st, 1975 Linus stands between Truffles and Snoopy. Truffles asks, "Do you think 'Truffles' is a funny name?" Linus says, "No, I think it's kind of cute." Truffles says, "My grandfather likes me . . . He says I am as rare as a truffle . . . So he calls me 'Truffles.'" Linus points to Snoopy and says, "Well, my name is Linus and this is Snoopy . . . He's sort of an unusual dog . . ." Latest appearance: June 18th, 2008 / First appearance: June 21st, 1961 Lucy looks at the television. Linus says, "I think a lot of your problems would be solved, Lucy, if you had a blanket . . ." Linus says, "Maybe if you had a blanket, you wouldn't be so crabby and so . . ." Lucy punches Linus. Linus lies on the ground and says, " . . . quick tempered!" Latest appearance: January 10th, 2010 / First appearance: January 6th, 1963 Lucy says, "I get dizzy thinking about it!" Lucy gazes out of the window at the snow falling outside. Lucy sits in a chair reading and says, "It staggers the imagination . . ." Linus puts on his coat and hat. Lucy says, "Just think . . . Out of the billions and billions of snowflakes that have fallen, no two have ever been alike!" Linus walks through the falling sno First appearance: March 31st, 1968 Linus is sitting holding his blanket and sucking his thumb as he sleeps. Snoopy is sitting off to the side with his eyes closed. (BR) (BR) Linus continues to sleep as Snoopy slides a few inches closer to Linus. . (BR) (BR) Snoopy stops and waits. . (BR) (BR) Snoopy slides even closer to Linus. . (BR) (BR) Snoopy is now sitting right next to Linus. . (BR) (BR) Snoopy reaches out to grab Linus’s bla Latest appearance: March 9th, 2010 / First appearance: March 12th, 1963 Linus rummages through the desk drawers. Lucy says, "You're looking for writing paper?" Lucy holds out some paper and says, "What's wrong with this?" Linus says, "Well, I'm going to write a poem for school . . ." Linus turns and says, "A work of such magnificence demands the proper piece of foolscap!" Linus jumps as Lucy throws the stack of papers at him. First appearance: June 6th, 1958 Linus and Lucy are walking along the lane. He exclaims, "I have a lot of love in my heart! I love everybody!" He continues, "I love every living creature!" Lucy asks, "Do you love snakes?" He says, "Of course I love snakes!" She asks, "Do you love Gila monsters?" He exclaims, "I've never heard of a Gila monster, But If I Knew What It Was, I'd Love It!!!" Latest appearance: July 2nd, 2012 / First appearance: July 5th, 1965 Charlie Brown swings the bat. A voice calls out, "Strike Two!" Charlie Brown grits his teeth and says, "Now, I'm going to grit my teeth and bear down! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, he can't fail!" Schrlie Brown swings the bats. A voice calls out "Strike Three!" Linus, Snoopy and Lucy all surround Charlie Brown while baring their teeth. Lucy s First appearance: July 21st, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to a tree and look up. Linus remains in the tree. He shouts, "I found it!" Linus clibs back down the tree and says, "I found the strange creature who was in Woodstock's nest." Linus continues to climb down. He holds out the nest and says, "There! What do you think of that?" Snoopy holds the nest and thinks, "An egg?!" Latest appearance: March 20th, 2011 / First appearance: March 15th, 1964 Lucy looks at a magazine and says, "Oh, no! That blockhead!" Lucy walks up to Linus and says, "Did you tear the cover off this comic magazine?" Linus replies, "Yes, I guess I did . . ." Lucy shouts, "But why? Why do you do such stupid things?" Linus replies, "I don't know . . . I really don't know . . ." Linus continues, "I've asked myself that too . . . I've asked myse
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: April 8th, 1987 Charlie Brown carries a plate and a mug out of his house. He says, "Here's the toast I promised you . ." Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "Sorry we don't have any hot chocolate for you to dunk it in . . ." Snoopy holds the toast. Charlie Brown offers him the cup and says, "I hope this will do instead." Snoopy dips the toast in the cup and makes a d First appearance: April 8th, 1984 Snoopy and Woodstock are chasing after a basketball. Snoopy swings the ball out of Woodstock's reach. He holds the ball in the air as Woodstock flies up to it. They run along with the ball bouncing in front of them. Snoopy holds the basketball out of Woodstock's reach again. They are standing next to a tree that has a nest atop it. Snoopy throws the ball at the ne Latest appearance: April 5th, 2016 / First appearance: April 8th, 1969 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "But you don't have any idea where she is!" Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "How will you find her? Where will you look? Don't you think you should consider this a little more carefully before you just sort of take off?" Charlie Brown shakes hands with Snoopy and says, "No, your mind is made up, isn't it First appearance: April 8th, 1956 "Get 'way out, Linus..." Charlie Brown directs Linus to the field. He carries a baseball and a bat. Linus walks away, carrying his blanket. "'WAY out!" Charlie Brown adds. Linus drags his blanket along. Linus stands and sucks his thumb. He looks up. He holds out his blanket. He folds his blanket. He folds the blanket into a square. Latest appearance: April 5th, 2006 / First appearance: April 8th, 1959 Violet and Charlie Brown are leaning on the brick wall. Violet says, "It's funny...Patty is really my best friend when we're not fighting..now Shermy should be my friend too, but somehow, he just isn't.." She continues, "Lucy is usually my friend but sometimes she seems like she isn't and she acts like Schroeder, who is sort of a friend, but not really.." Charlie Brown watches her First appearance: April 8th, 1992 Linus is reading a newspaper. Sally is looking at her lunch bag. Linus says, "And it says there is strong evidence that girls are not receiving the same quality of education as their brothers." Sally responds, "It's true..I got peanuts butter again." Latest appearance: April 6th, 2015 / First appearance: April 8th, 1968 Snoopy stands on the doghouse and looks at a piece of paper. He smiles and thinks, "Here's The World Famous Golf Pro receiving his invitation to play in the Masters." Snoopy thinks, "Ah, what a thrill!! Georgia in the spring!" Snoopy holds a golf club and thinks, "I can see myself now standing on the first tee . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "Actually, beagles are almost Latest appearance: April 5th, 2008 / First appearance: April 8th, 1961 Charlie Brown walks with Linus and says, "Monday is our first game and I feel like leaving the country!" Charlie Brown says, "I'm just not cut out to be a manager I guess , , , My shoulders aren't broad enough . . ." Linus says, "You mean you're not ready to assume the 'Mantle of Responsibility'?" Charlie Brown says, "Before it will fit me, the 'Mantle of Responsibility' wi First appearance: April 8th, 1990 Lucy sits behind her psychiatric Help booth with her chin in her hands. Charlie Brown says, "You were sitting there in you booth, and I was sitting right here where I am now..." He continues, "And I remember what you told me.." Lucy in profile. Charlie Brown explains: "You said that when I become depressed, I should always remember that 'every cloud has a silver lining'" Ch First appearance: April 8th, 1998 Sally holds up the boy and tells Charlie, "Here, teach this kid a lesson! He pushed me off the swing.. I'll hold him while you hit him!" Snoopy watches on. Charlie says, "I can't hit a little kid like that.." Sally orders, "Tell your dog to bite him.." First appearance: April 8th, 1985 The Literary Ace types, "A Sad Story." Lucy reads a sheet of paper and says, "This isn't a sad story . ." Lucy gives the paper back to the Literary Ace and says, "This is a dumb story!" Snoopy looks at the paper and thinks, "That's what makes it so sad." First appearance: April 8th, 1989 Peppermint Patty stands outside Charlie Brown's house. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Chuck . . I think we have to sue you!" Charlie Brown is confused. Peppermint Patty continues, "After the ball hit you on the head, it bounced away someplace, and now we can't find it . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "You lost our ball, Chuck!" Charlie Brown says, "I can't stand it . . . I just can't Latest appearance: April 5th, 2010 / First appearance: April 8th, 1963 Schroeder walks up to Lucy and says, "Buying records cheers me up . . . Whenever I feel low, I buy some records . . ." Schroeder says, "I was so depressed today I bought Mendelssohn's violin concerto, Brahms' second piano concerto and Handel's ode for St. Cecilia's day . . ." Schroeder walks off. Lucy says, "Wow!" Lucy says, "How depressed can you get?" Latest appearance: April 5th, 2013 / First appearance: April 8th, 1966 Snoopy watches as a bird flitters by upside down. Snoopy watches the bird fly erratically. The bird continues to flitter and flutter. Snoopy thinks, "I think he needs a motor tune-up!" First appearance: April 8th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the school and asks, "You have a lot of relatives, don't you?" The school thinks, "I guess I do . . . I had another uncle who was a bus depot in Clarksville." The school continues to think, "His benches finally wore out and all his coin lockers fell apart." The school thinks, "He said the worst part was just waiting around to be condemned," Latest appearance: April 12th, 2009 / First appearance: April 8th, 1962 Linus stands in the outfield. Linus sees the ball and starts to run. Snoopy watches as the ball bounces into his doghouse.. Linus runs after the ball and into Snoopy's doghouse. Linus starts throwing objects out of the doghouse in search of the ball. Linus tosses out a bone, a bowl, a shoe, a sock, a glove and a suitcase. Charlie Brown crouches in fr First appearance: April 8th, 1979 Peppermint Patty stands smiling to her right; she says,"My history theme." "I've been waiting all week to get it back." She holds a sheet of paper in her hand and looks off to her left; she says,"I wonder what she gave me...I'm afraid to look..." She looks at the paper and her face falls. She exclaims,"D Minus?!" She angrily balls the paper up. She kicks the paper and exc First appearance: April 8th, 1999 Peppermint patty lies on her bed and talks on the phone. Patty says, "The teacher gave me this certificate, chuck... it says I'm the "D-Minus Hall of Fame"." Patty says, "Do, you think maybe she's jjust being sarcastic? Is she trying to tell me something?" Charlie says, "Well..." Patty rolls over on the bed and lets the phone dangle. Patty says, "Thanks, Chuck.." First appearance: April 8th, 1988 Sally sits in her school desk and raises her hand. She says, "Yes, ma'am . . 2 1/2 multiplied by 2 1/2 is 6 1/4! How did I get the answer?" Sally says, "Heredity . ." Sally exclaims, "My big brother told me!" Latest appearance: April 8th, 2001 / First appearance: April 8th, 1973 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit, leaning against either side of a tree. Peppermint Patty says, "I'm sort of curious about something.." She continues, "Do you think you'll ever get married, Chuck?" Charlie Brown says, ""Oh, I suppose so...just about everyone does..." Peppermint Patty raises her eyebrows. She says, "What kind of girl do you think you'll marry?" "Well,
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.