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20 Heartwarming Charlotte’s Web Quotes

Last updated on Oct 14th, 2020

20 Heartwarming Charlotte’s Web Quotes

Charlotte’s Web is a classic children’s novel written by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams. It was first published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers.

The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte, who is trying to save his life by writing about him in her web. The main themes of the book are friendship, love, life, death, change, and innocence.

Considered a classic of children’s literature, Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children’s paperback of all time.

The world is a wonderful place when you're young. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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The world is a wonderful place when you’re young.Chapter 3. Escape

An hour of freedom is worth a barrel of slops. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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An hour of freedom is worth a barrel of slops.Chapter 3. Escape

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. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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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.Chapter 4. Loneliness

When your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it's always hard to sleep. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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When your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it’s always hard to sleep.Chapter 5. Charlotte

If you have a new friend here, you are probably disturbing his rest; and the quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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If you have a new friend here, you are probably disturbing his rest; and the quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready.Chapter 5. Charlotte

I've got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is!Chapter 5. Charlotte

Never hurry and never worry! - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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Never hurry and never worry!Chapter 9. Wilbur's Boast

If I can fool a bug, I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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If I can fool a bug, I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs.Chapter 10. An Explosion

Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will.Chapter 10. An Explosion

People believe almost anything they see in print. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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People believe almost anything they see in print.Chapter 12. A Meeting

I'm not terrific, Charlotte. I'm just about average for a pig. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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I’m not terrific, Charlotte. I’m just about average for a pig.Chapter 12. A Meeting

I don't understand it, and I don't like what I don't understand. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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I don’t understand it, and I don’t like what I don’t understand.Chapter 14. Dr. Dorian

Children pay better attention than grownups. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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Children pay better attention than grownups.Chapter 14. Dr. Dorian

Friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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Friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world.Chapter 15. The Crickets

It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.Chapter 20. The Hour of Triumph

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. Chapter 21. Last Day

After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. Chapter 21. Last Day

Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.Chapter 22. A Warm Wind

We take to the breeze, we go as we please. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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We take to the breeze, we go as we please.Chapter 22. A Warm Wind

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.Chapter 22. A Warm Wind