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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn quotes

57 total quotes

King Haggard
Schmendrick the Magician
Unicorn / Lady Amalthea

View Quote But, I am always dreaming, even when I'm awake; it is never finished.
View Quote Celaeno: [to the Unicorn] Set me free. We are sisters, you and I.
View Quote Don't cry. If you have become human enough to cry, then all the magic in the world cannot change you back.
View Quote Don't look back, and don't run. You must never run from anything immortal; it attracts their attention.
View Quote I am the only Unicorn there is? The Last? … That cannot be. Why would I be the last? What do men know? Because they have seen no unicorns for a while does not mean we have all vanished. We do not vanish. … There has never been a time without unicorns. We live forever! We are as old as the sky, old as the moon! We can be hunted, trapped; we can even be killed if we leave our forests, but we do not vanish. … Am I truly the last?
View Quote I can never regret. I can feel sorrow, but it's not the same thing.
View Quote It's a very rare person who is taken for what he truly is.
View Quote Mabruk: [after realizing that the Lady Amalthea is a unicorn] Haggard, I would not be you for all the world. You have let your doom in by the front door, but it will not depart that way! Farewell, poor Haggard!
View Quote Rukh: This here is the manticore. A man's head, a lion's body, tail of a scorpion. Creatures of night, brought to light. Here is a dragon. Breathes fire now and then. Mostly people who poke it, little boy. Its inside an inferno, but its skin so cold, it burns! Speaks 17 languages badly and is subject to gout. Creatures of night, brought to light! The Satyr. Ladies, keep back!
View Quote The Cat: No cat out of its first fur was ever deceived by appearances, unlike human beings, who seem to enjoy it.
View Quote The Cat: When the wine drinks itself, when the skull speaks, when the clock strikes the right time, only then will you find the tunnel that leads to the Red Bull. There be a trick to it, of course.
View Quote The Skull: To get to the Red Bull's chamber, you have to walk through time. A clock isn't time, it's just numbers and springs. Pay it no mind.
View Quote Amalthea: Don't!
Haggard: I will not touch you. What are you looking at?
Amalthea: The sea.
Haggard: Ah yes, the sea is always good. There is nothing I can look at for very long, except the sea.
View Quote Amalthea: Lír! Don't let him change me! The Red Bull has no care for human beings. We may walk out past him and get away!
Schmendrick: If we do that, then all the unicorns of the world will remain prisoners forever, except one, and she will grow old and die.
Amalthea: Everything dies! I want to die when you die. [looks at Lír] I'm no unicorn, no magical creature. I'm a woman, and I love you! Don't let him! Lír, I will not love you when I'm a unicorn.
Lír: Amalthea, don't...
Schmendrick: Then let the quest end here! I don't think I could change you back, even if you wished it. Marry the prince, and live happily ever after.
Amalthea: Yes, that is my wish.
Lír: No. My lady, I am a hero, and 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.
Molly Grue: But what if there isn't a happy ending?
Schmendrick: There are no happy endings, because nothing ends.
Molly Grue: Schmendrick, let her stay the way she is. Let her be...
Schmendrick: That's not in the story. Lír knows that, and so does she.
Molly Grue: You don't care! You don't care what happens to her or to the others, just so you become a real magician, at last. You don't care —
Schmendrick: Well I wish I didn't care! I wish to God I didn't care about anything but my magic! But I do! I do.
View Quote Lír [as the Red Bull chases the Unicorn]: Do something! You have the power! I will kill you if you don't do something.
Schmendrick: I cannot, not all the magic in the world can help her now.
Molly Grue: Then what is magic for? What is the use of wizardry if it cannot even save a unicorn?
Schmendrick: That's what heroes are for.
Lír: Of course — that is exactly what heroes are for.