Thank you, Charles Shultz

The Great PumpkinOctober 2, 1950 marks the day that Charlie, Lucy, and Snoopy saw their first print in multiple national newspapers.  Other characters came later, each with a unique view of life – Schroeder. May 1951; Lucy, March 1952; Pig-Pen, July 1954; and Sally, August 1959.   Sixty- three years later, we still wonder if The Great Pumpkin will appear, or whether Lucy will let Charlie kick the football.

Charlie Brown talked about universal themes.  And for quote fanatics like me, Charles Shultz gave many quotes to smile and think about.   Here are some of my favourites.

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

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

“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.” 

“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people… Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin. ” 

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

Thank you, Charles Shultz!

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

16 thoughts on “Thank you, Charles Shultz

    1. I am certain that “The Great Pumpkin” will come this year!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have attempted to create a “sincere” pumpkin patch. It really is a photograph that was transformed with the magic of Corel Paint Shop! Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and for stopping by for a visit!!!

      “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” Linus/Charles Shultz


    1. And a whole new generation is enjoying his amazing insight and humour. Maybe it is as Charles Schultz once said: “Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” I find that I’m picking up lots of speed!!!


  1. Lovely, lovely to return to Charlie Brown. Reading your post I realise how much I have missed him; he used to be a daily part of my life. I laughed when you quoted “Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” And we are well in to the 4 th October now and I must, must go to bed.


  2. “You see those trees?
    We call them fir trees.
    Because they give us fur,
    for coats in the wintertime.
    And way down there?
    Those tiny little black things?
    Those are ants.
    They make the grass grow.”
    I’m not a fan…..nuh uh.
    I just know many things he wrote by heart!
    Fabulous post!
    Love him.
    And prepare to be really impressed…..
    I sang the part of Lucy in “Your a Good Man Charlie Brown,”
    in the tenth grade.
    Tough part.
    Cheers to you, from your incredibleCanadian woods. Do you think I can defect?


    1. I AM impressed! A kindred spirit!!! I watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” every year, hoping that he will appear!!

      Please, please, please come over to our side of the border!! 🙂


    1. Oh, I do like Lucy’s special counselling sessions!!! 🙂

      “I’ve tried to be a better person… I’ve tried, and tried and tried! You know how hard I’ve tried! Tell me how I’ve tried…”
      “Nice try… Five cents, please!”
      ― Charles M. Schulz,


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