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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sybrina Durant
“While not all elements in the Periodic Table are represented by letters of the alphabet, some in this book (Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns), are introduced by alternate designations. For instance, Tungsten is also known as Wolfram so “W” is used as the entry for that alphabetical letter in this book. The letter “W” is also used as the atomic symbol for Tungsten in all periodic tables.”
Sybrina Durant, Magical Elements of The Periodic Table: Presented Alphabetically by The Metal Horn Unicorns

Sybrina Durant
“The Metal Horn Unicorns and their elemental friends are techno-magical.”
Sybrina Durant, Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns

Sybrina Durant
“The metal horn unicorns in the Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns are all based on the metal horn unicorn characters in my Blue Unicorn – Journey To Osm books.  If it weren’t for their magical powers, based on the properties of the metals of their horns and hooves, this book would have never come into being.”
Sybrina Durant, Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns

Sybrina Durant
“Ghel the gold horned unicorn is empathic and can sense the emotions of other unicorns. A touch of her horn on another’s heart make them feel better.  Gold has many every day uses but 80% of newly mined or recycled gold is still used in jewelry manufacture.”
Sybrina Durant, Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns

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."
"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

“Not a fan of the name dark energy which implies concealed energy for the simple reason that these words elude rather than conclude that the purpose of self - the meaning of life - is love. Perhaps the scientific community could be open to change one's name from dark energy to rainbow energy? Regardless. Not here to complain. Happy with the companionship either way.”
Wald Wassermann

Eden Finley
“Sorry, I forgot you need your coffee sweeter than baby unicorn burps.”
Eden Finley, Football Royalty

Sybrina Durant
“Hydrogen is used in more compounds (nearly 100) than any other element because it can form bonds with almost all metals, metalloids, and non-metals. Some of the most common hydrogen compounds are water (H2O), Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) and table sugar (C12H220111)”
Sybrina Durant, Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by the Metal Horn Unicorns

Tanith Lee
“I came from heaven with a gift. I came from hell with something lost.”
Tanith Lee, Gold Unicorn

Jason Krumbine
“Faith threw her hands up. “Okay. I give up!”

Summer smiled. “Does that mean I win?”

“Sure,” Faith said.

“Yay!” Summer exclaimed. “What do I win? Do I win a unicorn? I think I should totally win a unicorn. But a real one, not a fake one.”
Jason Krumbine, The Impossible Rescue

Iain Pears
“I know that the sun exists because I can see it; I believe that the earth goes around it because logical calculation concludes that, and it is not contradicted by what I can see. I know that unicorns exist because such a creature is possible in nature and reliable people have seen one, even though I have not myself”
Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost

Golan Vaknin
“This book was born one night when Daddy and I were about to read a bedtime story and we realized we had run out of new books. Instead of reading the same old books again, we went back in time to one of the most exciting adventures we’ve had together. So, what you are about to read is based on a true story. At least, a part of it is. For real!”
Golan Vaknin, Unicorn for a Day

Irene  Daniels
“A threatened unicorn was never a pretty sight.”
Irene Daniels, Blood of Dragons

Peter S. Beagle
“One good woman more in the world is worth every single unicorn gone.”
Peter S. Beagle

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