by E. B. White
Charlotte's Web Quotes
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Charlotte's Web.
"There can be no mistake about it. A miracle has happened and a sign has occurred here on earth, right on our farm, and we have no ordinary pig.""Well," said Mrs. Zuckerman, "it seems to me you're...
Language and Communication Quotes
There, in the center of the web, neatly woven in block letters, was a message. It said: SOME PIG! (11.2)
Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love. He wanted a friend—someone who would play with him. (4.22)
Wilbur was what farmers call a spring pig, which simply means that he was born in springtime. (2.9)
The Home Quotes
For the first few days of his life, Wilbur was allowed to live in a box near the stove in the kitchen. Then, when Mrs. Arable complained, he was moved to a bigger box in the woodshed. At two weeks...
"Control myself?" yelled Fern. "This is a matter of life and death, and you talk about controlling myself." Tears ran down her cheeks and she took hold of the ax and tried to pull it out of her fat...
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. "Out to the hoghouse," replied Mrs. Arable. "Some pigs were born last night." (1.1)
Coming of Age Quotes
"Please don't kill it!" she sobbed. "It's unfair."Mr. Arable stopped walking. "Fern," he said gently, "you will have to learn to control yourself." (1.8-10)