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These Charlotte's Web Quotes About Life & Friendship Are Everything

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Charlotte & Wilbur forever

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Charlotte & Wilbur forever

Charlotte's Web might technically be a book for kids, but E.B. White's classic 1952 novel is just as entertaining for adults as it is for children — which is why we have absolutely no problem reading it for our kids every single time they ask. 

And it's a classic for a reason — the heartwarming tale of unlikely friendship has a message that will never get old. Charlotte (spoiler alert!) might have died right after sparing Wilbur's life by saving him from slaughter, but her spirit will live on in the book forever.

We've gathered our absolute favorite quotes from the story so you can reminisce about Wilbur and his wise eight-legged friend all you want. White's words are both poignant and enlightening — but you might want to grab a box of tissues. Some of these are real tearjerkers. 

Originally published August 2016. Updated September 2017.

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What's a life, anyway?

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What's a life, anyway?

It's a bug's life. 

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Never hurry

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Never hurry

We always knew Charlotte was wise.

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Children

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Children

So true. 

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A friend

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A friend

Don't we all?

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A man

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A man

Let's talk specifics. 

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Fool a man

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Fool a man

And most are definitely not as smart as Charlotte.

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A prize

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A prize

Sure is!

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I don't understand

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I don't understand

So many of us can relate.

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A tremendous thing

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A tremendous thing

Great friendship is truly tremendous.

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Good things

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Good things

The wise words of Templeton the Rat. 

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Meetings

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Meetings

Tell me about it!

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Rich & steady

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Rich & steady

The anticipation!

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Hard to sleep

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Hard to sleep

Gotta love a clear head and a midnight snack.

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Such a friend

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Such a friend

We should all have a friend like this. 

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Too young

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Too young

The world can be a big and scary place. 

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Salutations

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Salutations

Charlotte always was a fancy lady. 

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Change the world

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Change the world

Get writing!

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Lift up my life

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Lift up my life

Helping others helps us.

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Gullible

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Gullible

Be careful what you believe, people. 

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Chin up

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Chin up

Smile!

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I'll do

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I'll do

We love a spider who's confident in her looks.

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A new friend

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A new friend

New friendships can be exciting and nerve-wracking.

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No ordinary pig

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No ordinary pig

That is some pig.

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Modest

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Modest

The best pigs are modest pigs. 

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Beloved 'Charlotte's Web' quotes

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Beloved 'Charlotte's Web' quotes

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