Tag: Peter Beagle

Magical ‘The Last Unicorn’ Quotes to Cheer You Up

Today marks the fifty-second publishing anniversary of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn. Widely seen as one of the best fantasy novels of all time, the novel follows the tale of a brave unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others. Since the first publication, there has also been a comic book series and a movie adaptation, with the screenplay written by Peter S. Beagle himself, and an amazing song cover by Ninja Sex Party. Now, I may be a bit biased, but I absolutely adore The Last Unicorn. I grew up watching the movie more times than I can count, and read my copy of the book until it literally fell apart (I’ve replaced it twice since). Along with myself are many other fans that keep going back to this magical story because there is something new to be discovered each time, and it never fails to remind the reader that there is magic all around them, even if they can’t see it. These are dark and scary times we are living in, but hopefully, these quotes will remind you to keep the magic and hope you have alive!


“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”

Image Via Giphy

“As for you and your heart and the things you said and didn’t say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits.” – Schmendrick the Magician

Image Via Giphy

“Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.” – Schmendrick the Magician

Image Via Avenging Force


“There are no happy endings because nothing ends.” – Schmendrick the Magician

Image Via Giphy

“Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl.”

mage Via Animated Views

“But I’m always dreaming, even when I’m awake; it is never finished.” – The Unicorn/ Amalthea

Image Via Giphy


“No. My lady, I am a hero. Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever. A happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.” – Prince Lir

Image Via FanPop

“I can never regret. I can feel sorrow, but it’s not the same thing.” – The Unicorn/ Amalthea

Image Via Giphy


Featured image via A-Modern-Girl

Enjoying Bookstr? Get more by joining our email list!

Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community.
Become a Patron!

Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami




“The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate


The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff




“This is a book about being deeply flawed, and how even as you’re trying to be better, it’s honest to let those things stay a part of you.” – Kali



The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle




“It Reminds me that there’s magic in the world even if you can’t see it.” – Becky


The Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling



“I enjoyed it.” – Richard



The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway



Literary Fiction

“This is one of Hemingway’s most compelling books due to the religious themes and the focus on minority groups, at a time when prejudice in America was prevalent.” – Kyle


The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald



Literary Fiction

“A good narrative that gives a view into the minds of the characters.” – Lexi



Gone – Michael Grant



Science Fiction

“It’s very entertaining and has a mystery you want to solve.” – Heather


Ties of Shooting Stars – Keigo Higashino




“The mystery keeps you guessing, and the build-up for the plot twist has a great payoff.” – Derek



The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke




“I found it really empowering as a child, with these kids taking care of themselves and fighting for good.” – Amy


The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan




“I like Greek mythology, and the book’s funny, witty humor.” – Tim



Images via Amazon 

Featured image via Upslash