10 Best Charlie Brown Quotes For your Inspiration
Many of us grew up with Charlie Brown. He was the loveable loser full of wisdom who had a cute dog.
The writers and illustrators captured Charlie’s persona so well – a persona so many of us can relate to. He was a young boy wracked with self esteem issues and anxiety. He was also innocent, meek and pondered the meaning of life.
That said, Charlie was just like the rest of us in that, for all his self doubt, unease and pessimism, he also had cheerful days, too. He was human.
There were also those times when Charlie displayed extraordinary acts of bravery and courage.
More than anything, Charlie Brown is a comic strip about life and learning how to deal with it, especially as a young person unsure of their place in the cosmos.
Fortunately for us, Charlie was a thinker who often came out with some absolute gems that pinpointed how many of us feel about life, or how we should feel about life. If you’re feeling a tad sorry for yourself, check out these motivational sayings….
Top 10 Charlie Brown quotes for inspiration:
‘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.’
Starting off with a bit of black humour, this quote always makes us laugh.
Look, we all make mistakes. As another famous quote goes, to err is human.
The brain – as powerful as it obviously is – isn’t actually all that well equipped for dealing with how to be an awesome human.
In fact, were wrong more often than we’re right. We’re all wrong a lot. And while this quote from Charlie is meant to be funny, what it does is it exposes a fundamental truth about being human – it’s very hard to be right. Instead, it’s a much better idea to accept our failings and mistakes, and to learn from them so that we do better next time.
‘To live is to dance .. to dance is to live.’
Too right, Charlie!
Although we can’t recall too many times that Charlie let his hair down and had a dance, the young man totally hits the nail on the head here.
Dance – and any kind of fun – is all about losing your inhibitions, turning lose and enjoying life.
The next time you feel as though you’re taking life a bit too seriously, grab a friend and go and dance!
‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today – it’s already tomorrow in Australia.’
This is Charlie’s typically humorous take on the famous quote by Winston Churchill, where the famous British prime minister said that most of the things we worry about never happen.
Charlie knows deep down that worrying about things is utterly pointless and his metaphor here sums it up perfectly. While people worry that the world is going to end today, the reality is that it’s already tomorrow elsewhere and everyone is carrying on as normal!
Spend less time worrying on things that you can’t control and more time focusing your energies and the parts do your life that you can improve.
‘Goodbyes always make my throat hurt. I need more hellos.’
Ain’t that the truth, Charlie!
If there’s an old friend you haven’t seen for a while – call them up! Life is too short to spend most of it on our own.
‘Awkward is my speciality.’
Seriously, who can’t relate to this one?!
If you’re worried that, out of all the people on this planet, you’re the only one who’s awkward in social situations, just know that Charlie has got your back!
‘I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.’
Charlie might sound like he’s being overly pessimistic here as is his want (and he kinda is) but he still manages to accidentally stumble on a profound truth.
Instead of fearing everything about our future, it’s a much better idea to take each day as it comes.
After all, what’s more overwhelming? To dread an entire week or or to dread one day at a time?!
“Well, I think that the purpose of going to school is to get good grades so then you can go on to high school; and the purpose is to study hard so you can get good grades so you can go to college; and the purpose of going to college is so you can get good grades so you can go on to graduate school; and the purpose of that is to work hard and get good grades so we can get a job and be successful so that we can get married and have kids so we can send them to grammar school to get good grades so they can go to high school to get good grades so they can go to college and work hard…”
If Charlie has ever super accurately hit the nail on the proverbial head, it’s with this gem of a quote!
‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.’
Charlie is totally right with this one – absence sucks!
While being without someone for a period of time might make us love them even more, being without them just makes us SO lonely 🙁
‘It’s just human nature … we all need someone to kiss us goodbye.’
We might not always want to admit, but gosh darn it we’re all suckers for a kiss and a hug goodbye. Who doesn’t yearn to feel the caress of another?
‘I think I’m afraid to be happy, because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens.’
Relatable. For real.
‘All you really need is love … but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’
And on that note, where’s the chocolate …