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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.”

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“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

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

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

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“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.”

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

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“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

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

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7 Quotes to Celebrate Hufflepuff Pride Day

1. “I’ll teach the lot, and treat them just the same” – Helga Hufflepuff

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This first quote comes from, of course, the founder of the Hufflepuff house. This quote shows that not only will a Hufflepuff learn, but they will be treated kindly and with respect.

 

2. “I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil.” – Pomona Sprout

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This quote comes from the head of herbology herself, Professor Sprout. This quote embodies what it means to be a Hufflepuff, caring about the well being of everyone, even if that everyone is only one individual.

3. “Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give Peeves a second chance ” – The fat Friar

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This quote from The Fat Friar shows a great deal about the character of a Hufflepuff. Even though Peeves has done wrong, they should still forgive him because everyone deserves a redemption.

 

 

4. “Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil.” – J.K Rowling

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This quote comes not from a character but from the creator herself, J.K Rowling. If anyone knows the Hufflepuff house best it is going to be the woman who wrote the books. Her quote shows what it truly means to be part of the Honey Badger house; patient, true, and unafraid.

5. “They didn’t want to show off, they weren’t being reckless, that’s the essence of Hufflepuff.”- J.K Rowling

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When asked if any Hufflepuffs stayed behind to fight in the battle of Hogwarts, she said that virtually all of them did, followed by this quote. They wanted to fight because it was the right thing to do, not for any sense of pride or validation.

 

6.  “Only the gentle are ever really strong.” – James Dean

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Okay so James Dean obviously wasn’t talking about Hufflepuffs but this quote really describes those sorted into the house to a tee. The Hufflepuffs are often passed on because they are seen as weak, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are the strongest, because they care.

 

7. “My philosophy is if you worry, you suffer twice.” – Newt Scamander

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This final quote is not only a synopsis of a Hufflepuff, but advice. Do not worry, because worrying is half the battle. Put your best foot forward, and you’ll be okay.

 

 

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Bookstr’s Favorite Tweets This Week

Check our favorite bookish tweets this week for all of your Friday needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Quotes About Love For Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s day is definitely a holiday that elicits mixed feelings from individuals–which makes sense. I tackle this holiday from a literary standpoint. For me, I view this holiday as the opportunity to share beautiful poems and quotes with other people. If those things happen to be about love, then that’s all the more thematically effective!

Here are five quotes about love from five famous authors.

 

1. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”―Ursula K. Le Guin

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2. “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart”― Alice Walker

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3. “Who, being loved, is poor?”―Oscar Wilde

 

4. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”―NEIL Gaiman

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5. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”―Zelda Fitzgerald

 

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Alice Walker Quotes To Inspire Your Wednesday

Alice Walker, the critically acclaimed author of The Color Purple, is certainly an inspiring presence in the literary world. Her moving stories speak to the fragility of the human experience and her colorful writing encourages us to find the beauty in every moment.

This Black History Month, we celebrate the men and women who have greatly shaped history by providing indispensable contributions to countless dimensions of society; Alice Walker’s literary talents and accomplishments are nothing less than extraordinary. Here are seven of her poignant quotes that will inspire you this Wednesday.

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  1. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

2. “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” – Revolutionary Petunias

 

 

3. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”    – The Color Purple 

4. “The more I wonder, the more I love.” – The Color Purple 

5. “Part of what existence means to me is knowing the difference between what I am now and what I was then.” – In Search of Our Mothers Gardens 

 

 

6. “Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.” – The Temple of My Familiar 

7. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”

8. “I believe in movements, collective action to influence the future.” – You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down 

9. “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” – Revolutionary Petunias 

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