Charlie Brown (1950- )

Charlie BrownCharacter from Peanuts comic strip created by American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000).

Charlie Brown is a lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck“, and often taken advantage of by his peers. He is sometimes a scapegoat for bad situations he is only tangently involved in. These traits are best seen in the history of his baseball team, where Charlie Brown is the manager of the team and its pitcher. Charlie Brown is constantly cursed as a pitcher, often giving up tremendous hits which blast him off the mount. Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy is one of the few particularly competent players; the team itself is poor and tends to win only by small but important technicalities, often because of Charlie’s non-involvement. Circumstances invariably arise to lessen his rare victories (a misspelled bowling trophy, a prize credit for free haircuts despite his father being a barber), though he is usually optimistic due to their sheer rarity. ~Wikipedia

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

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

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

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

“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.'”

“That’s the secret to life . . . replace one worry with another.”

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

“This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.”

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3 Responses to Charlie Brown (1950- )

  1. Daniel says:

    I love the quote, “in the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” So true… and i feel as though this is more true for men in the world who wonder what they should be doing, where they should be going and how they should get there. There are no answers and I guess it might be the same for women, however, not understanding the female perspective i have to say that i feel there are so many different tracks for a man to go down that it truly is confusing. Its hard to understand what to do and how to do it… I personally feel that this is the reason for the development of so many achievement based and workaholic males. We know that this is something we have to do and we do it because achievements are “good” and we want to be “good.” Right? I’m good… Right? … Right?

  2. Tyler says:

    “I only dread one day at a time”. We’ve talked at length about different arenas for male dread, it is only appropriate that a generalized dread of the unknown “tomorrow” would be common to the male experience. After all, aren’t we all scared of what we can’t see?
    But tomorrow will come nonetheless, and when it does, we realize we had no reason to be afraid, so we begin to worry for the next day instead of the present. Ironic.

  3. callie says:

    The misspelled bowling trophy strip is one of my favorites. I can’t seem to find it. What is the date for this one? Anyone know?

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