Are these quotes from the Peanuts gang or Jean-Paul Sartre?

This one's trickier than you'd think!

 

Peanuts is one of the most successful media properties of all time. They've got a comic strip, TV specials, movies, books, and even theme park rides! The Peanuts characters, created by Charles M. Schulz, have been adored for generations worldwide.

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, and novelist. He was considered to be one of the foremost figures in existentialism. 

So, it should be pretty easy to tell one from the other, right? There's no way you'd confuse Peanuts characters with Sartre, right? Give it a shot! Because Charlie Brown had some philosophical things to say as well.

We've compiled quotes from the Frenchman and from the Peanuts, and now it's your job to tell us which is which. They could be quotes from the Peanuts strip, or maybe from their TV specials. Or, they could be something Sartre said out loud, or in his writing.

Good luck! Be sure to share your thoughts and score in the comments section below!

  1. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon"
  2. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely."
  3. "If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company."
  4. “It is not the things we get, but the hearts we touch that will measure our success in life.”
  5. "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."
  6. "Life begins on the other side of despair."
  7. “What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?"
  8. “A friend is someone who knows all your faults but likes you anyway.”
  9. “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong.’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”
  10. "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
  11. "As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become."
  12. “I think I’m afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens.”

Are these quotes from the Peanuts gang or Jean-Paul Sartre?

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36 Comments

cperrynaples 6 months ago
No, "look at the brains on Brad"...LOL! Bonus question: Who said that and in what movie?
cperrynaples cperrynaples 6 months ago
PS It was "check out the brains on Brad"! And if I remember correctly, those brains were splattered later in the movie!
RobertK 7 months ago
8 of 12. I was sure of every one I got right and every choice I had to guess, I got wrong! I usually get lucky on at least a few guesses! The title was right, it was trickier than I thought!!
Bapa1 7 months ago
8/12, had to study Sartre in 11th grade English. Didn't do so good back then either.
Muleskinner 7 months ago
9/12. I know Peanuts a whole lot better than I know Jean-Paul.
Peter_Falk_Fan 7 months ago
9/12 I don't know Jean-Paul Sartre, but I had a couple of good guesses.
lucia5 7 months ago
11/12 I love the Peanuts gang ❤️ So sweet!
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