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Source: Facebook.com/CharlottesWebMovie | Wilbur's pig character with the quote: "Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print."
Source: Facebook.com/CharlottesWebMovie | Wilbur's pig character with the quote: "Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print."

34 Charlotte’s Web Quotes from the Story That Never Gets Old

Titi Dokubo
Mar 01, 2023
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"Charlotte's Web" is considered a classic of children's literature and is the basis for a 2006 animated film. It tells a heartwarming story of a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by a spider named Charlotte. Read these 34 quotes from "Charlotte's Web" to discover more.

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"Charlotte's Web" is a children's novel by American author E. B. White, published in October 1952. The book focuses on the unlikely friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte. The story explores themes of friendship, love, devotion, and mortality.

It tells the importance of true friendship, loyalty, selflessness, and the idea that everyone has a purpose in life, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. Read these 34 "Charlotte's Web" quotes to appreciate the themes.

Charlotte's Web quote: "I don't understand it, and I don't like what I don't understand." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "I don't understand it, and I don't like what I don't understand." | Image: AmoDays

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'Charlotte's Web' Quotes Full of Inspiration

"I think I'll try again," said Wilbur cheerfully. "I believe what I need is a little piece of string to hold me." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"'Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Wherever the wind takes us. High, low. Near, far. East, west. North, south. We take to the breeze, we go as we please." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"I think it is only fair to tell you that I was devoted to your mother. I owe my very life to her. She was brilliant, beautiful and loyal to the end. I shall always treasure her memory. To you, her daughters, I pledge my friendship, forever and ever." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"Alone? My best friends are in the barn cellar. It is a very sociable place. Not at all lonely." ― "Charlotte's Web"

Charlotte's Web quote: "I think I'll try again," said Wilbur cheerfully. "I believe what I need is a little piece of string to hold me." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "I think I'll try again," said Wilbur cheerfully. "I believe what I need is a little piece of string to hold me." | Image: AmoDays

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"It's amazing how children change from year to year." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"There can be no mistake about it. A miracle has happened and a sign has occurred here on earth, right on our farm, and we have no ordinary pig." ― "Charlotte's Web"

'Charlotte's Web' Quotes That Teach Us Life Lessons

"Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"If I can fool a bug… I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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Charlotte's Web quote: "It's amazing how children change from year to year." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "It's amazing how children change from year to year." | Image: AmoDays

"Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig. A small one to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"The night seemed long. Wilbur's stomach was empty and his mind was full. And when your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it's always hard to sleep." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"I've got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! Charlotte is fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty—everything I don't like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?" ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!" ― "Charlotte's Web"

"What do you mean less than nothing? I don't think there is any such thing as less than nothing. Nothing is absolutely the limit of nothingness. It's the lowest you can go. It's the end of the line. How can something be less than nothing? If there were something that was less than nothing, then nothing would not be nothing, it would be something – even though it's just a very little bit of something. But if nothing is nothing, then nothing has nothing that is less than it is." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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Charlotte's Web quote: "The night seemed long. Wilbur's stomach was empty, and his mind was full. And when your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it's always hard to sleep." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "The night seemed long. Wilbur's stomach was empty, and his mind was full. And when your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it's always hard to sleep." | Image: AmoDays

"Don't write about Man; write about a man." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"An hour of freedom is worth a barrel of slops." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Never hurry and never worry!" ― "Charlotte's Web"

Charlotte's Web quote: "Don't write about Man; write about a man." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "Don't write about Man; write about a man." | Image: AmoDays

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Charlotte's Web Quotes Full of Deep Thoughts

"I don't understand it, and I don't like what I don't understand." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Control myself? This is a matter of life and death, and you talk about controlling myself." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"Well," said Mrs. Zuckerman, "it seems to me you're a little off. It seems to me we have no ordinary spider." ― "Charlotte's Web"

Charlotte's Web quote: "Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love." | Image: AmoDays

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"Meetings bore me." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"I am a glutton but not a merrymaker." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"The crickets sang in the grasses. They sang the song of summer's ending, a sad monotonous song. "Summer is over and gone, over and gone, over and gone. Summer is dying, dying." A little maple tree heard the cricket song and turned bright red with anxiety." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all. No one was with her when she died." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig...A small one, to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly." ― "Charlotte's Web"

Charlotte's Web quote: "Meetings bore me." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "Meetings bore me." | Image: AmoDays

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"It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"If she took her doll for a walk in the doll carriage, Wilbur followed along. Sometimes, on these journeys, Wilbur would get tired, and Fern would pick him up and put him in the carriage alongside the doll." ― "Charlotte's Web"

"'Too many things on my mind,' said Wilbur. 'Well,' said the goose, 'that's not my trouble. I have nothing at all on my mind, but I've too many things under my behind.'" ― "Charlotte's Web"

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Charlotte's Web quote: "It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention." | Image: AmoDays

"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year - the days when summer is changing into autumn - the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change." ― "Charlotte's Web"

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"Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will." ― "Charlotte's Web"

Charlotte's Web quote: "Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will." | Image: AmoDays

Charlotte's Web quote: "Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will." | Image: AmoDays

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The author of "Charlotte's Web" was born Elwyn Brooks White and was known for his contributions to a weekly magazine. He published his first children's book "Stuart Little" in 1945. He soon became known for other books like "The Trumpet of the Swan."

Some of the children's books he wrote were considered some of the best children's books ever. While he is a good writer, learn more about another author who mastered the art of storytelling with his beautiful writing by reading these Neil Gaiman quotes.

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