A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Linus Van Pelt: [Penultimate lines of the movie] Well, I can understand how you feel. You worked hard, studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose you feel you let everyone down, and you made a fool of yourself and everything.
[Opens the door to leave, then stops]
Linus Van Pelt: But did you notice something, Charlie Brown?
Charlie Brown: What's that?
Linus Van Pelt: The world didn't come to an end.
[He leaves and shuts the door. Charlie Brown decides to finally get up]
[at the spelling bee]
Charlie Brown: Fussbudget, F-U-S-S-B-U-D-G-E-T, Fussbudget.
[the Peanuts gang watching the spelling bee on TV]
Lucy Van Pelt: Hey! How'd he know that word?
Lucy Van Pelt: [about Schroeder's Beethoven bust statue] Incidentally, who's this? George Washington?
Linus Van Pelt: You know, Charlie Brown, they say we learn more from losing than from winning.
Charlie Brown: Then that must make me the smartest person in the world.
Charlie Brown: This pitcher's mound is covered with dandelions!
Frieda: Don't touch them Charlie Brown! Don't you dare hurt all those innocent dandelions! They're beautiful! Don't you dare cut them down!
Lucy Van Pelt: Besides... you may not know this, but you look kind of cute standing there surrounded by dandelions.
Charlie Brown: I don't want to look cute!
Lucy Van Pelt: Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud's formations. What do you think you see, Linus?
Linus Van Pelt: Well, those clouds up there look to me look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean.
Linus Van Pelt: That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor. And that group of clouds over there...
Linus Van Pelt: ...gives me the impression of the Stoning of Stephen. I can see the Apostle Paul standing there to one side.
Lucy Van Pelt: Uh huh. That's very good. What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?
Charlie Brown: Well... I was going to say I saw a duckie and a horsie, but I changed my mind.
Charlie Brown: [thinking] Well, we lost the first game of the season again. I know it shouldn't bother me, but it does. We always seem to lose the first game of the season and the last game of the season.
[pause, then yells to the sky]
Charlie Brown: And all those stupid games in between!
[Lucy shuts the TV off after Charlie Brown lost the spelling bee]
Lucy Van Pelt: [angrily] Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!
[turns the TV on again]
Lucy Van Pelt: Charlie Brown, you - you make me mad!
[shuts the TV off again]
Charlie Brown: Why can't I have an ordinary dog like everyone else?
Linus Van Pelt: Life is difficult, isn't it, Charlie Brown?
Charlie Brown: Yes, it is. But I've developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.
[last line of the movie]
Lucy Van Pelt: Welcome home, Charlie Brown.
Linus Van Pelt: [At the bus stop returning home] I guess nobody realized that we were returning.
Charlie Brown: [At the bus stop departing for the national spelling bee] This whole thing makes me feel as though I'm being drafted.
Patty: Does anyone here know first aid?
Lucy Van Pelt: It's probably not serious. Second or third aid will do.
Lucy Van Pelt: Wait! Hmm... Brush this guy back, Charlie Brown! Give 'im the ol' bean-ball!
Charlie Brown: No, I can't do that... It wouldn't be right.
Lucy Van Pelt: It wouldn't be right?
Lucy Van Pelt: Listen to who's gone moral on us all of a sudden! Ol' Wishy-Washy here is too moral to throw a bean-ball!
Frieda: What about the way the early settlers treated the Indians? Was that moral? How about the Children's Crusade? Was that moral?
Patty: Yeah, and how about those awful movie ads you see nowadays?
Frieda: Do you call those moral, Charlie Brown?
Schroeder: Do you think that incident at Harper's Ferry was consistent with morality?
Patty: Define "morality"!
Frieda: Our whole system of freeways is a perfect example of what I'm trying to say!
Violet: Have you listened to radio lately?
Pig Pen: How about this whole conservation situation?
Charlie Brown: We never win any ball games, but we sure have some interesting discussions.
Lucy Van Pelt: [Walks into Linus's bedroom and raises the shade] Wake up Linus. It's time to go to school.
Linus Van Pelt: Again?
Lucy Van Pelt: What do you mean 'again'?
Linus Van Pelt: [Snuggles back into bed] I went yesterday.
Lucy Van Pelt: Mom's already made your lunch.
[Sets it on his bed and walks out]
Linus Van Pelt: [Sits up in bed, sighs] Guess I might as well go to school. I can't waste a good lunch.
Linus Van Pelt: Don't be discouraged, Charlie Brown. You have nothing to lose. You'll either be the hero, or a goat.
[Snoopy, who is standing next to him, bleats like a goat, then walks away]
Linus Van Pelt: Here, run over to the drinking fountain and soak this handkerchief in cold water.
[Lucy skeptically examines the handkerchief]
Lucy Van Pelt: You're kidding. With a head like Charlie Brown's, you'll need a bedsheet.
Charlie Brown: I'm dying! And all I hear are insults!
Charlie Brown: I've never gone through anything like that in my life. I never knew I could be so stupid. I never knew I had so many faults. I never felt so completely miserable.
Lucy Van Pelt: Wait until you get my bill.
Schroeder: Alright, Charlie Brown, let's get our signals straight. One finger will mean the high straight ball, and two fingers will mean the low straight ball.
Charlie Brown: What about my curveball? And my slider? And my knuckleball? And my sidearm? And my submarine pitch?
Schroeder: One finger will mean the high straight ball, and two fingers will mean the low straight ball.
[Charlie Brown grimaces]
Lucy Van Pelt: You must learn how to smile, Charlie Brown. Smile!
[Charlie Brown smiles; Snoopy smiles more broadly; Lucy compares the two]
Lucy Van Pelt: You've got a smile like a sick pumpkin.
Linus Van Pelt: You look like you've been through shock treatment or something.
Charlie Brown: What's more shocking than having your faults projected on a screen?
Lucy Van Pelt: These slides show your tendency toward fatness.
Lucy Van Pelt: Look at that stomach!
Lucy Van Pelt: Even your nose is fat, and your legs. Why, I bet if the truth were known, even your toes are fat.
Linus Van Pelt: This blanket is a necessity. It keeps me from cracking up. It may be regarded as a spiritual tourniquet. Without it, I'd be nothing, a ship without a rudder.
Schroeder: [after going over their pitching signals, he walks away then turns back] Hey, what's this? What are all these dandelions doing on your pitchers mound?
Charlie Brown: They grew there, and the girls won't let me get rid of them. They say they look pretty.
Charlie Brown: And they say I look cute standing among them.
Schroeder: [Starts walking back, the stops and looks again and smirks] They're right. You do look kind of cute standing there.
[Then suddenly starts running away as Charlie throws his shoes, glove, and finally the ball at him. The last of which hits him in the back of the head]
Charlie Brown: I think these psychiatrist visits are gonna bankrupt me.