50 Charlotte’s Web Book Quotes About Friendship, Death

If you are looking for Charlotte’s Web quotes from the classic children’s book, you are at the right place.

Charlotte’s Web is a classic children’s book by E.B. White. The book was published on October 15, 1952, and was illustrated by Garth Williams, who also illustrated “Harold and the Purple Crayon”.

It tells the story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur with a barn spider named Charlotte. The book made its way to several bestseller lists after it was published. This book also has been translated into more than 15 languages.

Charlotte's Web Quotes

The story was adapted into an animated feature in 1973. In 2003, Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel of it, Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure.

Charlotte’s Web has also been adapted into an animated movie and video game in 2006.

Did you know that Charlotte’s Web was on the first rank in the poll of the top 100 children’s novels in a survey of School Library Journal readers in 2012?

However, classics are classics for a reason. These are the stories that inspire us to become better.

Here we are sharing a collection of Charlotte’s Web quotes about love, friendship, and death to inspire you and teach you the importance of your life.

Charlotte’s Web Quotes

“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

“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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Most people believe almost anything they see in print.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“I’m really too young to go out into the world alone,” he thought as he lay down”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“… quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“when your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it’s always hard to sleep.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“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

“It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web Sayings

“Meetings bore me.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“I say it’s spinach, and I say the hell with it.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth!”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“No one had ever had such a friend—so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“He was sad because his new friend was so bloodthirsty.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“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 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.”
― E.B. White, 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They’ll believe anything they see in print.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web Quotes About Love, Friendship

“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.”
― E.B. White, 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Never hurry and never worry!”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Do you understand how there could be any writing in a spider’s web?”
“Oh, no,” said Dr. Dorian. “I don’t understand it. But for that matter I don’t understand how a spider learned to spin a web in the first place. When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle.”
“What’s miraculous about a spider’s web?” said Mrs. Arable. “I don’t see why you say a web is a miracle-it’s just a web.”
“Ever try to spin one?” asked Dr. Dorian.”
― E.B. White, 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Every day was a happy day, and every night was peaceful.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“if nothing is nothing, then nothing has nothing that is less than it is.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Don’t write about Man; write about a man.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web Quotes About Death

“We take to the breeze, we go as we please.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“You’ll miss your freedom,”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“A SPIDER’S web is stronger than it looks. Although it is made of thin, delicate strands, the web is not easily broken. However, a web gets torn every day by the insects that kick around in it, and a spider must rebuild it when it gets full of holes.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“If they’d hang head-down at the top of the thing and wait quietly, maybe something good would come along. But no—with men it’s rush, rush, rush, every minute.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Well, they’ve got to grow up some time,” said Mr. Arable. “And a fair is a good place to start, I guess.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“you must try to build yourself up. I want you to get plenty of sleep, and stop worrying. Never hurry and never worry! Chew your food thoroughly and eat every bit of it, except you must leave just enough for Templeton. Gain weight and stay well—that’s the way you can help. Keep fit, and don’t lose your nerve. Do you think you understand?”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Famous Quotes From Charlotte’s Web Book

“Can I have a pig, too, Pop?’ asked Avery. ‘No, I only distribute pigs to early risers,’ said Mr Arable. ‘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.”
― E.B. White, 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?”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“I don’t understand it, and I don’t like what I don’t understand.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“These autumn days will shorten and grow cold. The leaves will shake loose from the trees and fall. Christmas will come, then the snows of winter. You will live to enjoy the beauty of the frozen world, for you mean a great deal to Zuckerman and he will not harm you, ever. Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur — this lovely world, these precious days…”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Charlotte died. The Fair Grounds were soon deserted. The sheds and buildings were empty and forlorn. The infield was littered with bottles”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“In good time he was to discover that he was mistaken about Charlotte. Underneath her rather bold and cruel exterior, she had a kind heart, and she was to prove loyal and true to the very end.”
― E.B. White, 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“THE BARN was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure. It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows. It often had a sort of peaceful smell—as though nothing bad could happen ever again in the world.”
― E.B. White, 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.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Almost all spiders are rather nice-looking.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Ever since the spider had befriended him, he had done his best to live up to his reputation. When Charlotte’s web said SOME PIG, Wilbur had tried hard to look like some pig. When Charlotte’s web said TERRIFIC, Wilbur had tried to look terrific. And now that the web said RADIANT, he did everything possible to make himself glow.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“Sleep, sleep, my love, my only, Deep, deep, in the dung and the dark; Be not afraid and be not lonely!”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Did you enjoy reading these Charlotte’s Web quotes?

Charlotte’s Web is one of the most amazing stories. This story conveys many messages. one of the most important is the true meaning of friendship and accepting one’s differences.

Even though they both are two different creatures still they become friends. As Wilbur said, “Friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world.” It indeed is.

Friendship is very important. Having a friend through all stages of life is a blessing but nowadays people are so quick to judge another.

Friendship is never convenient. it is more about having someone to stick by your side throughout your life. A friend is not someone who talks sweetly to you and mocks you behind your back.

True friendship is portrayed in Charlotte’s Web by Charlotte and Wilbur. Their friendship is a goal that is difficult to achieve in today’s society.

We hope you have got someone like Charlotte and Wilbur who stick by your side and give meaning to your relationship and share these Charlotte’s Web quotes with them.

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