80 Charlie Brown Quotes on Positivity and Friendship

Learn how to have the courage to take on life’s challenges by reading through some of the best Charlie Brown quotes.

Charlie Brown, an unlucky boy, is the main character of the Peanuts comic strip.

It was created by Charles M. Schulz and was first aired in 1950. He appeared in several TV adaptations alongside his dog, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

Charlie is a person who suffers from anxiety and lacks self-confidence due to his misfortunes.

Despite his difficulties, Charlie maintains a positive attitude and hopes for the best.

We hope you can relate to him and enjoy the quotes we’ve collected below.

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And don’t forget to check out these Snoopy quotes and Calvin and Hobbes quotes.

Best Charlie Brown Quotes

1. “Keep looking up—that’s the secret of life.” 

2. “Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” 

3. “Whenever I feel really alone, I just sit and stare into the night sky. I’ve always thought that one of those stars is my star, and I know that my star will always be there for me. Like a comforting voice saying, ‘Don’t give up, kid.’” 

4. “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” 

5. “When you’re depressed, it always helps to lean your head on your arm. Arms like to feel useful.” 

6. “What if today we were just grateful for everything?” 

7. “Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’” 

8. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.”

9. “I think I’m afraid of being happy, because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens.” 

10. “I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.” 

11. “Charlie Brown is not a quitter.” 

12. “No problem is so big, or so complicated that it can’t be run away from!” 

13. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” 

14. “Happiness is anyone and anything that’s loved by you.” 

15. “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

Also read: Garfield Quotes, Peanuts Quotes

Famous Charlie Brown Quotes

16. “A dog doesn’t try to give advice, or judge you; they just love you for who you are. It’s nice to have someone who will just sit and listen to you.”

17. “I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me, I’m too busy loving the people that love me.”

18. “It is not the things we get, but the hearts we touch that will measure our success in life.”

19. “All we need is confidence.”

20. “Life has no remote—get up and change it yourself.”

21. “Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, ‘Why me?’ Then a voice answers, ‘Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.’”

22. “Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”

23. “If there’s one person you want by your side at a moment like this, it’s your loyal dog.”

24. “You know, I’m not always going to be around to help you.”

25. “I don’t know, what is pantophobia?”

26. “Rats! There goes the bell—oh, how I hate lunch hours! I always have to eat alone because nobody likes me—peanut butter again. I wish that little red haired girl would come over, and sit with me.”

27. “That has to be the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me in my whole life.”

28. “I fall in love with any girl who smells of library paste.”

29. “I just laughed about it—I just thought if you’re going to align yourself with somebody, it might as well be champions. He made his own decisions, not doing something just because you have to do it. He had his own sense of purpose.”

30. “Rats! Nobody is ever going to like me. Lunch hour is the loneliest hour of the day!”

Also read: Daffy Duck Quotes, Edna Mode Quotes

Charlie Brown Quotes Filled With Life Lessons

31. “My life isn’t perfect, but I’m thankful for everything I have.”

32. “What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?”

33. “I think I’ve discovered the secret of life—you just hang around until you get used to it.”

34. “For one brief moment today, I thought I was winning in the game of life. But there was a flag on the play!”

35. “I’m not a poor loser, I’m a good loser. I’m so good at it, I lose all the time!”

36. “Life is just too much for me. I’ve been confused right from the day I was born. I think the whole trouble is that we’re thrown into life too fast—we’re not really prepared.”

Charlie Brown Quotes That’ll Teach You About Friendship

37. “A friend is someone who knows all your faults, but likes you anyway.”

38. “I wish somebody would come up to me, and say, ‘Charlie Brown, I’m your friend.’”

39. “I just hope this new kid has never heard of me. It’s not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. This time things will be different!”

Charlie Brown Quotes About Love and Caring for Others

40. “Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter like unrequited love.”

41. “There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters. I could be their leader.”

42. “I love the kind of hugs where you can physically feel the sadness leaving your body.”

43. “I thought being in love was supposed to make you happy.”

44. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

45. “Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don’t worry—I’m here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.”

Charlie Brown Quotes That Will Get You Into the Spirit of Christmas

46. “I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.”

47. “I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”

48. “I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn’t have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don’t know what Christmas is all about.”

49. “Grownups are the ones who puzzle me at Christmas time. Who, but a grownup, would ruin a beautiful holiday season for himself by suddenly attempting to correspond with 400 people he doesn’t see all year?”

50. “I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.”

51. “This little green one here seems to need a home.”

52. “I am in sad shape. I feel depressed. I know I should be happy, but I’m not.”

53. “Come on, Snoopy, we don’t have any time for this playing around. The guests will be here pretty soon, so please get ready to help serve them.”

54. “Holidays always depress me.”

55. “We’ve got another holiday to worry about. It seems Thanksgiving Day is upon us.”

56. “Good grief, it’s 4 o’clock! We’re supposed to be at grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving by 4:30. I’d better talk to her and explain my dilemma.”

57. “Well, if it’s that important, a person should never turn down a great honour. Maybe I should do it. Besides, she wouldn’t try to trick me on a traditional holiday.”

58. “I don’t feel bad for myself; I just feel bad because I’ve ruined everyone’s Thanksgiving.”

59. “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.”

60. “Isn’t there anyone out there who can tell me what Christmas is all about!”

Short and Funny Charlie Brown Quotes 

61. “I got a rock.”

62. “Don’t you know sarcasm when you hear it?”

63. “To live is to dance, to dance is to live.”

64. “Lucy’s polls were sometimes kind of violent.”

65. “Good grief!”

66. “Awkward is my specialty.”

67. “My anxieties have anxieties.”

68. “Man’s best friend.”

69. “I’m already tired tomorrow.”

More Memorable Charlie Brown Quotes 

70. “Oh, no. I don’t expect that. I really don’t. I just don’t want to be unhappy!”

71. “I’m staying in bed, Snoopy. It’s too peopley out there.”

72. “I never know what anyone is talking about.”

73. “And when I’m lying in bed I think about life and I think about death, and neither one particularly appeals to me.”

74. “It’s hard on a face when it gets laughed in.”

75. “It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.”

76. “There ought to be a better way of starting the day than having to get up.”

77. “Well then, I must be the smartest person in the world!”

78. “I’ll be sort of in-between; I’ll be a hypocrite!”

79. “You say you’ll hold it, but what you really mean is you’ll pull it away and I’ll land flat on my back and I’ll kill myself.”

80. “I just got terrible news. The teacher says we’re going on a field trip to an art museum; and I have to get an A on my report or I’ll fail the whole course. Why do we have to have all this pressure about grades, Linus?”

Do You Ever Feel That Life Is Too Difficult for You?

We are more accustomed to losing than winning. We sometimes accept defeat without even trying to avoid the unpleasant feelings of failure. But, Charlie took the opposite path and fearlessly faced all life’s challenges.

Charlie prefers to spend time with his friends rather than being sad and alone. Despite his flaws, he has come up with creative ways to deal with his current circumstances. This is also true in real life, where we are forced to do unusual things to survive.

We can’t avoid adversity because it’s a part of life. Whether we choose to be happy is entirely up to us. Let these Charlie Brown quotes inspire you to keep going and appreciate every moment of your day.

Which of these Charlie Brown quotes inspired you to move forward positively? Please, drop them in the comments section below.

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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