October 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!