Unicorns Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

“A smart person is not one that knows the answers, but one who knows where to find them...”
William Petersen, Underground

Jim Butcher
“Unicorns," I said. "Very dangerous. You go first.”
Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

Rainbow Rowell
“Baz has stopped glaring at Penelope and started glaring at me. “What on earth are you drinking, Snow?”
“A Unicorn Frappuccino.”
He frowns. “Why’s it called that—does it taste like lavender?”
“It tastes like strawberry Dip Dab,” I say.
Penny’s grimacing at Baz. “For heaven’s snakes, Basil, I can’t believe you know what unicorns taste like.”
“Shut up, Bunce, it was sustainably farmed.”
“Unicorns can talk!”
“They’re only capable of small talk; it’s not like eating a dolphin.”
Baz takes my Frappuccino and sucks down a huge gulp. “Disgusting.” He hands it back to me. “Not like a unicorn at all.”
Rainbow Rowell, Wayward Son

Peter S. Beagle
“The Lady Amalthea beckoned, and the cat wriggled all over, like a dog, but he would not come near... She was offering her open palm to the crook-eared cat, but he stayed where he was, shivering with the desire to go to her"...[later, Molly asked the cat] "Why were you afraid to let her touch you? I saw you. You were afraid of her."
"If she had touched me," he said very softly, "I would have been hers and not my own, not ever again. I wanted her to touch me but I could not let her. No cat will... The price is more than a cat can pay.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Rainer Maria Rilke
“THE UNICORN: The saintly hermit, midway through his prayers
stopped suddenly, and raised his eyes to witness
the unbelievable: for there before him stood
the legendary creature, startling white, that
had approached, soundlessly, pleading with his eyes.

The legs, so delicately shaped, balanced a
body wrought of finest ivory. And as
he moved, his coat shone like reflected moonlight.
High on his forehead rose the magic horn, the sign
of his uniqueness: a tower held upright
by his alert, yet gentle, timid gait.

The mouth of softest tints of rose and grey, when
opened slightly, revealed his gleaming teeth,
whiter than snow. The nostrils quivered faintly:
he sought to quench his thirst, to rest and find repose.
His eyes looked far beyond the saint's enclosure,
reflecting vistas and events long vanished,
and closed the circle of this ancient mystic legend.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

“take criticism, smash it into dust, add color & use it to paint breathtaking images of unicorns frolicking thru endless fields of greatness”
Matthew Gray Gubler

Diana Peterfreund
“I found the hum of his computer rather soothing, but it was the complete lack of unicorn carcasses that really pulled the room together.”
Diana Peterfreund, Rampant

Patrick Rothfuss
“But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Diana Peterfreund
“I think it's vital that we do not sleep together. You know, for the safety of the world." His eyes sparkled and there was just a hint of a smile at the corners of his mouth.
"Okay," I said, and smiled back at him. "But kissing is allowed, right?"
"Oh, definitely," he said, pulling me close. "After all, the warrior always wins the heart of the fair young...man.”
Diana Peterfreund, Rampant

Umberto Eco
“But is the unicorn a falsehood? It's the sweetest of animals and a noble symbol. It stands for Christ and for chastity; it can be captured only by setting a virgin in the forest, so that the animal, catching her most chaste odor, will go and lay its head in her lap, offering itself as prey to the hunters' snares."

"So it is said, Adso. But many tend to believe that it's a fable, an invention of the pagans."

"What a disappointment," I said. "I would have liked to encounter one, crossing a wood. Otherwise what's the pleasure of crossing a wood?”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Molly Harper
“The bottom line is: if you were a jerk in your original life, you're probably going to be a bigger undead jerk, If you were a decent person, say a juvenile-services librarian with a secret collection of unicorn figurines, you're probably going to be a kinder, gentler vampire.”
Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

Roshani Chokshi
“It wouldn't be a unicorn without a horn. That's what the word means! Uni, for one. And then corn for, you know, horn. One-horned."
"Yeah, but they're supposed to be all peaceful and nice. Why would a unicorn need a horn? What's it do with it?"
Mini turned red. "I dunno. For shooting off magic and stuff."
"Or they use it to maul things."
"Thats horrible, Aru" They're unicorns. They're perfect.”
Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time

Jeff Mach
“It’s a little-known fact, but Unicorns are something like 20% paint, and their horns are stolen exclusively from endangered species.”
Jeff Mach, There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord's Diary:

Bruce Coville
“Luster, bring me home.”
Bruce Coville, Into the Land of the Unicorns

Peter S. Beagle
“I suppose I could understand it if men had simply forgotten unicorns, or if they had changed so that they hated all unicorns now and tried to kill them when they saw them. But not to see them at all, to look at them and see something else-what do they look like to one another, then? What do trees look like to them, or houses, or real horses, or their own children?”
Peter S. Beagle , The Last Unicorn

Madeleine L'Engle
“He knew what she wanted, and he wanted it, too; he was ready, but not, despite her gorgeousness, with Tiglah. Tiglah was not worth losing his ability to touch a unicorn.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Many Waters

Kailin Gow
“It's greener on the other side, but it's rainbows and gold on mine. - Kailin Gow”
Kailin Gow

Ness Kingsley
“Toads are to dragons what carrots are to unicorns.”
Ness Kingsley, The Curse of Cackling Meadows

Kerri Maniscalco
“Please,’” Mephistopheles added. When Harry raised a dark brow, the ringmaster elaborated. “If you bid your assistant to do something, have the courtesy of using manners. And have a care about using ‘ain’t’—it’s atrocious and distracts from your skill.”

“I ain’t worried about it,” he said. “You shouldn’t be, neither. Who else can do the stunts I pull off?” He exaggeratedly glanced around. “No one, that’s who.”

“You might yank rainbow-colored unicorns from purple clouds and I’d be distracted by your horrible grammar.” Mephistopheles smiled. “If not for me, do it for the poor unicorns. Magical creatures deserve proper speech.”
Kerri Maniscalco, Escaping from Houdini

Lily  Archer
“Unicorns are bad. So, so bad.” I’m dying. I just slapped a unicorn.
“Your loss, baby. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m hung like a horse.”
Kyrin snorts disgustedly.
I clap my hands over my ears. But it’s too late. Unicorns are ruined for me. My childhood dream just got crushed by a unicorn’s boner.”
Lily Archer, Bite of Winter

“He plays with single women, and I play with single men. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.”
Katt from You, Me, Us, Them

Jasper Fforde
“A Uncorn isn't for page twenty-seven, it's for eternity.”
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

Michael Morpurgo
“I had never been any good at reading out loud at school. I would forever stutter over my consonants—I dreaded k’s in particular. Long words terrified me. What if I pronounced them wrong and everyone laughed at me? But now, sitting up there on the magic unicorn, I began to read, and all my dread and all my terror simply vanished. I heard my voice speaking out strong and loud. It was as if I was up in the mountains alone and singing a song at the top of my voice, for the sheer joy of the sound of it. The words danced like music on the air, and I could feel everyone listening. And I knew they were listening not to me at all, but to the story of The Little Match Girl, because they were just as lost in it as I was.”
Michael Morpurgo, I Believe in Unicorns

Peter S. Beagle
“I’ve never really understood,” the unicorn mused as the man picked himself up, “what you dream of doing with me, once you’ve caught me.” The man leaped again, and she slipped away from him like rain. “I don’t think you know yourselves,” she said.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Douglas Rushkoff
“Shareholders are demanding that Twitter find better ways of monetizing its users Tweets.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

Laurent Binet
“There are some who went off in search of unicorns, but found only rhinoceros.”
Laurent Binet, The Seventh Function of Language

Laelia Starla
“What about unicorns?’
Brendan smiled. ‘You still got a thing for them, huh? You’ll be pleased to know they are real, although rare. Apparently only virgin mages can see them though.’
Alannah felt a wave of disappointment and tried her hardest to keep a neutral face.”
Laelia Starla, Winter's Maiden 1

Emiko Jean
“...Just to clarify, beautiful like a unicorn bathed in glitter?”
Emiko Jean

Sarwat Chadda
“And you're ready to fight dressed like that?"
Belet stopped. "Dressed like what?"
"You're wearing unicorn footie pajamas, Belet."
"So?"
"You have a tail and a horn. They're pink." I tried to be diplomatic about this. "It's just not a look I associate with you. I was expecting something more Xena, Warrior Princess than...Disney Princess."
She flicked the horn on her hood. "But unicorns are the deadliest, fiercest, and most bloodthirsty of all creatures, both mundane and supernatural. Their kill rate is six times higher than a dragon's....... One stab with a unicorn's horn and it's over. Doesn't matter how big and scaly you are.”
Sarwat Chadda, City of the Plague God

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