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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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