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Wilbur Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Wilbur
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
  3. #3
    “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…”
  4. #4
    “Wilbur was modest; fame did not spoil him.”
  5. #5
    “From one to two, Wilbur planned to sleep. From two to three, he planned to scratch itchy places by rubbing against the fence. From three to four, he planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive, and to wait for Fern.”
  6. #6
    “Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Wilbur
    concept
    Love
  7. #7
    “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.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Wilbur
    concept
    Sleeping
  8. #8
    “Wilbur blushed. ‘But I’m not terrific, Charlotte. I’m just about average for a pig.‘”
  1. #9
    “I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is!”
  2. #10
    “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.”
  3. #11
    “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.”
  4. #12
    “No one had ever had such a friend—so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful.”
  5. #13
    “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.”
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