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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn quotes

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King Haggard
Others
Schmendrick the Magician
Unicorn / Lady Amalthea


View Quote Lír: I wish I could see her just once more, so I could tell her all that's in my heart. She will never know what I really meant to say.
Schmendrick: She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. Of all unicorns, she is the only one who knows what regret is — and love.
View Quote Lír: You were dreaming, my Lady.
Amalthea: But I am always dreaming, even when I am awake! It is never finished. I will not trouble you, my Lord Prince.
Lír: Trouble me, please, trouble me! I would court you with more grace, if I knew how. I only wish you wanted something of me..
Amalthea: Drown out my dreams! Keep me from remembering, whatever wants me to remember it!
View Quote Molly Grue: [as the Red Bull attacks the unicorn] Please! Please do something!
Schmendrick: What can I do? Do you think the Red Bull likes card tricks? If I could, I would change her into some other creature, some beast too humble for the Bull to be concerned with. But that would take a real magician with real magic, and I can't pretend anymore...
Molly Grue: But you do. You have magic. Maybe you can't find it, but it's there. You called Robin Hood, and there is no Robin Hood. You have all the power you need if you dared to look for it.
View Quote Molly Grue: No, it can't be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?
Schmendrick: Don't you talk to her that way!
Unicorn: I'm here now.
Molly Grue: And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this! [Weeps]
Schmendrick: Can you really see her? Do you know what she is?
Molly Grue: If you had been waiting to see a unicorn, as long as I have...
Schmendrick: She's the last unicorn in the world.
Molly Grue: It would be the last unicorn in the world that came to Molly Grue. … It's all right, I forgive you.
View Quote Molly Grue: Why won't you help me? Why must you always speak in riddles?
The Cat: Because I be, what I be. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, mum, but I be a cat. And no cat anywhere, ever gave anyone a straight answer.
View Quote Mommy Fortuna: The harpy's as real as you are, and just as immortal. And she was just as easy to capture, if you want to know.
Unicorn: Do not boast, old woman. Your death sits in that cage, and she hears you.
Mommy Fortuna: Oh, she'll kill me one day or another. But she will remember forever that I caught her; I held her prisoner. So there's my immortality, eh? Ha! Ha! Now, you were out on the road, hunting for your own death, and I know where it awaits you. I know HIM, that one..
Unicorn: Do you speak of the Red Bull? Tell me, if you do, and where he is, if you know!
Mommy Fortuna: The Red Bull of King Haggard...so you know of the Bull! Well, he'll not have you! You belong to me.
Unicorn: You know better... Keep your poor shadows, if you will, but let me go, and, let her go. I cannot see her caged. She is real, like me. We are two sides of the same magic… The harpy and me, we are not for you.
Mommy Fortuna: Who are you for then? Do you think those fools knew you, without any help from me? Ha ha ha! No! I had to give you a horn they could see! Ha ha! These days it takes a cheap carnival trick to make folk recognize a real unicorn. But, the Red Bull will know you when he sees you, so you are safer here! You should thank me for protecting you!
View Quote Older Hunter: I mislike the feel of these woods. Creatures that live in a Unicorn's forest learn a little magic of their own in time, mainly concerned with disappearing.
Younger Hunter: Unicorns? I thought they only existed in fairy tales. This is a forest, like any other... isn't it?
Older Hunter: Then why do the leaves never fall here? Or the snow? Why is it always spring here? I tell you there is one unicorn left in the world, and as long as it lives in this forest we'll find no game to hunt here.
Younger Hunter: Let's turn around, hunt somewhere else.
Older Hunter: Stay where you are, poor beast. This is no world for you! Stay in your forest and keep you trees green, and your friends protected. And good luck to you, for you are the last!
View Quote Schmendrick: Take me with you, for luck, for laughs, for the unknown...
Unicorn: You may come with me, if you like, though I wish you'd asked for some other reward for having freed me.
Schmendrick: I thought about it. But you couldn't granted my true wish.
Unicorn: No. I cannot turn you into something you are not. I cannot turn you into a true magician.
Schmendrick: Ah, it's ok. Don't worry about it.
Unicorn: I'm not.
View Quote Schmendrick: Tell me what you see. Don't be afraid. Look at your fellow legends and tell me what you see.
Unicorn: What he calls a manticore looks to be no more than a shabby, toothless lion. And he has them believing that poor old ape with the twisted foot is a satyr! Illusions, deceptions, mirages! Your Mommy Fortuna cannot truly change things!
Schmendrick: That's true. She can only disguise, and only for those eager to believe whatever comes easiest. … No, She cannot turn cream into butter, but she can make a lion look like a manticore to eyes that want to see a manticore. Just like she put a false horn, on a real unicorn, so they could see the unicorn. I know you. If I were blind, I would know what you are.
Unicorn: Who are you?
Schmendrick: I am called Schmendrick, the Magician. Uh... you won't have heard of me. I entertain the sight-seers as they gather for the show. It's not much of a job for a real magician, but I've had worse.
Unicorn [seeing the harpy]: That one is real. That is the harpy Celaeno.
Schmendrick: Yes, the old woman caught her by chance, asleep, just as she took you. Oh, she should never have meddled with a real harpy — or a real unicorn for that matter. Because the truth melts her magic, always. She is going to free herself very soon now and she must not catch you uncaged.
Rukh: Move away from there! You know what she told you!
Schmendrick: Don't be afraid; Schmendrick is with you. Do nothing 'til you hear from me.
View Quote Schmendrick: The Red Bull came for a unicorn, so she had to become something else. The magic chose the shape, not I. I am a bearer, I am a dwelling, I am a messenger
Molly Grue: You are an idiot! Do you hear me? You've lost her! You've trapped her in a human body! She'll go mad!
View Quote Unicorn: You are a true wizard now, as you always wished. Does it make you happy?
Schmendrick: Well, men don't always know when they're happy. But I — I think so. And you?
Unicorn: I am a little afraid to go home. I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am no longer like the others, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but I now I do. I regret.
Schmendrick: I am sorry. I have done you evil and I cannot undo it.
Unicorn: No. Unicorns are in the world again. No sorrow will live in me as long as that joy — save one. And I thank you for that part, too. Farewell good magician. I will try to go home.
View Quote Unicorn: Say my name then. If you know my name, tell it to me.
Butterfly: [quoting Romeo and Juliet] Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name...!
Unicorn: Say it, if you know.
Butterfly: Rumpelstiltskin! Gotcha!
Unicorn: I should know better to expect a silly butterfly to know my name! All butterflies know are songs, and poetry, and anything else they hear. I guess you mean well. Fly away, Butterfly!
Butterfly: One, two, three, O'Leary..
Butterfly: Listen. Don't listen to ME, listen. You can find the others if you are brave. They passed down all the roads long ago, and the Red Bull ran close behind them and covered their footprints. Listen! Listen, listen QUICKLY!
Unicorn: I AM listening! Where did they go and what is the Red Bull?
Butterfly: Listen! LISTEN! [laughs] The king is in his counting house, counting out, counting out, counting...
View Quote Molly, who am I? Why am I here? What is it that I am seeking in this strange place, day after day? I knew a moment ago, but I have forgotten.
View Quote After magic transforms her into a woman.
View Quote After transforming the tree he was tied to.