Fabulous Unicorn Quotes

Fabulous Unicorn Quotes

Literary Unicorn Quotes

“Their bodies are white, their heads dark red, and their eyes dark blue. They have a horn on the forehead which is about a foot and a half in length.”
– Ctesias; Indica, 416 BCE

“Then God told Adam to name the animals. All the creatures gathered around…..And the first animal he named was the unicorn.”
– from the Hokham Bible

“The question of historicity and actuality with regard to gods and unicorns is a relatively trifling matter which may be left to antiquarians and biologists, for both the god and the unicorn had a business to perform greater than any mere existence in the flesh could explain or provide a basis for.”
– Odell Shepard, The Lore of the Unicorn

“Sometimes we all need a unicorn to believe in. Sometimes we need a unicorn to believe in us.”
― Claudia Bakker

“Today it is said that the unicorn never existed. However, it is marvelously clear that when the unicorn was first described and centuries later when the tapestries were woven, everyone believed in unicorns.”
– Marianna Mayer, The Unicorn and the Lake

“The unicorns were the most recognizable magic the fairies possessed, and they sent them to those worlds where belief in the magic was in danger of falling altogether. After all there has to be some belief in magic – however small – for any world to survive.”
– Terry Brooks, The Black Unicorn

“To this day, it is said, malicious animals poison this water after sundown, so that none can thereupon drink it. But early in the morning, as soon as the sun rises, a unicorn comes out of the ocean, dips his horn into the water to expel the venom from it so that the other animals may drink thereof during the day. This as I describe it. I saw it with my own eyes.”
– Johannes van Hesse of Utrecht, 1389

“Toward noon we spotted an animal gazing down at us from a sterile mountain peak of red and black rocks… Our guide stated that the animal must certainly be a unicorn, and he pointed out to us the single horn which jutted from its forehead. With great caution we gazed back at this most noble creature, regretting it was no closer for us to examine still more minutely.”
– Friar Faber; 1438

“Enjoyed the ride?’ Janis asked, sarcasm in her voice. ‘I never thought you’d actually be scared of flying.’
‘Well, it’s not everyday I ride unicorns to parallel worlds,’ I muttered.”
― Deepika Kumaaraguru, Ethereal: The Dawn of the Blue

“There are wild elephants in the country, and numerous unicorns which are nearly as big,..”
– Marco Polo

“The unicorn is not beautiful because of it’s horn, grace, pride, and quiet wisdom; But because of what it stands for”
– Nicole Beckwith

“Parmida had never believed in unicorns, not until a stroll through the forests of Sunneth Dol convinced her otherwise. She was a young human woman living in a world where magick was dead and magickal creatures a myth. Elves and fae and magickal beasts had long ago shed their skin and left their bones. It was a world where humans alone now existed, walking in the dark of night, always looking over their shoulder for their inevitable extinction, as if nature were waiting to absorb them next back into her soil.”
― Ash Gray, Tales of Talithia

“Unicorns practically breathed magic. He was to a horse what a horse was to a pig. Four tiny cloven hooves shone like burnished silver, slender legs as graceful as an antelope’s led to a slender body, a delicate neck with an arch like the stem of a lily-blossom and a head like the blossom itself, crowned with that glorious pearly horn. And the eyes – big golden-brown eyes you could fall into and never come out of.
‘It’s a male Unicorn, Andie.’ Her brain prompted her with that information. ‘Male Unicorns are attracted to female virgins, female Unicorns are attracted to male virgins.”
― Mercedes Lackey, One Good Knight

“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless colour of sea-foam, but rather the colour of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and underwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea. She did not look anything like a horned horse, as unicorns are often pictured, being small and cloven-hooved, possessing that oldest, wildest grace that horses have never had, that deer only have in a shy, thin imitation and goats in dancing mockery. Her neck was long and slender, making her head seem smaller than it was, and the mane that fell almost to the middle of her back was soft as dandelion fluff and as fine as cirrus. She had pointed ears and thin legs, with feathers of white hair at the ankles; and the long horn above her eyes shone and shivered with it’s own seashell light even in the deepest midnight. She had killed dragons with it, and healed a king whose poisoned wound would not close, and knocked down ripe chestnuts for bear cubs.”
– Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“That is exactly what heroes are for. Wizards make no difference, so they say that nothing does, but heroes are meant to die for unicorns.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Wherever they may have come from, and wherever they may have gone, unicorns live inside the true believer’s heart. Which means as long as we can dream, there will be unicorns.”
– Bruce Coville

“You only had to see a unicorn lay open the side of a centaur once, the ribcage flashing white when the ripped skin flopped down, to swear a mighty oath never to fuck with or even look at another unicorn again. I’m putting down the hearts and fluffy clouds and backing away slowly. Don’t want any trouble here. You can have all the rainbows.”
― Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land

“Stars were golden unicorns neighing unheard through blue meadows.”
― William Faulkner, Soldiers’ Pay

“Each month the unicorns gathered at dusk to dance in a Circle under the full, dusky moon. They were the only race they knew of that did so. For when Alma made the world, she fashioned all the other creatures first, out of earth, wind, water, and air–then invited them to dance. But the pans turned wordless away from her, and the gryphons flew to find mountains to nest in, and the red dragons burrowed deep into the Smoking Hills, and the wyverns laughed.
So Alma created the unicorns after her own shape: sleek-bodied and long-limbed for swift running, wild-hearted and hot-blooded to make them brave warriors. Then she took from the cycling moon some of its shining stuff to fashion their hooves and horns and make them dancers. So the last-born and best-beloved of Alma called themselves also the moon’s children, and each month danced the ringdance under the round, rising moon.”
– Meredith Ann Pierce, Birth of the Firebringer

“I was testing a hypothesis. But it was right, and then I had a unicorn to deal with. You can’t just say, ‘Thank you so much, go away now’ to a unicorn, the way you can with atomic particles.”
― Pamela Dean, The Whim of the Dragon

“That sense of loss grew within the humans who had been left behind, left to live without unicorns. Even the ones who had never seen a unicorn, never heard of a unicorn, felt the passing of something sweet and wonderful. It was as if the air had surrendered a bit of its spice, the water a bit of its sparkle, the night a bit of its mystery.”
― Bruce Coville, Dark Whispers

“Life would be simpler if only we were all unicorns.”
― Olley White, Fighting Dirty Too

“The last unicorn wasn’t really the last. And maybe she still isn’t.”
– Laura Alden

“Touched it?! A mortal laid hand on a unicorn!?”
– From the movie ‘Legend’

“Unicorns are safe from the Lord of Darkness, they can only be found by the purest of mortals…”
– From the movie ‘Legend’

“Nothing is more magical…
As long as they roam the Earth, evil cannot harm the pure of heart.”
– From the movie ‘Legend’

“When God created the earth, He made a river which flowed from the Garden of Eden… Then God told Adam to name the animals… And the first animal he named was the unicorn. When the Lord heard the name Adam had spoken, he reached down and touched the tip of the single horn growing from the animal’s forehead. From that moment on, the unicorn was elevated above other beasts.”
– Nancy Hathaway; The Unicorn

” ‘I thought unicorns were more … fluffy.’
‘See clear! Don’t let the glamour get you! See what’s in front of your eyes! It’s a damn great horse with a horn on the end!’ said Granny.”
– Terry Pratchett; Lords and Ladies

“I was bathing in a lake when I saw the unicorn…. It is an injustice to say merely that its coat was white. Oh, it was white, all right, but it was more than that. It was a white like I remember the best vanilla ice cream, but finer and smoother. Sometimes the sun hit it just right and bright rainbow crescents fanned out like light through a fine spray of water. The hooves were mirror bright platinum or silver, I couldn’t tell. A distant lighthouse beacon on a lonely night, the spiral horn rose from the noble head: milky white, warm and welcoming…. Eyes full of life and intelligence. Eyes I could fall into. Lover’s eyes…. As it moved, the mane shimmered on its muscular neck like a road on a hot day.”
– Steven R. Boyett; Ariel

“The hunt of the unicorn. The evaluation of our souls.”
– Unknown

“I believe in magic. Writing is my magic wand, and through my magic I create my own secret world, away from all these worries and responsibilities. Love, honesty and humanity is essential to enter this beautiful world of magic. I dwell among White magical peacocks, glowing unicorns, fire-breathing turquoise dragons, talking trees, flying horses, talking wise jackals and wolves, crystal water falls, secret pathways hidden in urban gardens and books with doorways to secret worlds. You need to believe in magic to experience it.”
― Ama H. Vanniarachchy

“So, what’s the issue with Unicorns?”
“Imagine a cat,” Rose said. “Not just a cat, but a cat that is such a cat, other cats come to it for cat lessons. Take a thousand cats, refine them down to a single drop of pure essence of cat, and make a whole cat out of the stuff.”
I shivered. “Ewww. And that’s a Unicorn?”
“No,” she said. “That’s an Elf. A Unicorn is a thousand times worse. An Elf you can reason with.”
― Bryan Fields, Life With a Fire-Breathing Girlfriend

“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

“When a unicorn is slain, men have destroyed again the image of beauty that they seek.”
― Nicholas Stuart Gray

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

“The unicorn”, she said, “was a marvelous beast, shining with honor, wisdom and strength. Just to see him strengthened the soul.”
– Megan Lindholm; The Unicorn in the Maze

“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

“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

Unicorn Quotes Spotted on Merchandise

“It’s going to be a rainbow and unicorns kind of day.”

“When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a unicorn……a badass unicorn!”

“A friend told me I’m delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.”

“I wish I were a unicorn, so I could stab idiots with my head!”

“Me? Crazy? I should get down off this unicorn and slap you!”

“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn….then always be a unicorn!”

“Keep calm and ride a unicorn.”

“Someone told me to grow up yesterday. I immediately banned that person from ever riding my unicorn!”

“Everything is better with a unicorn.”

“Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.”

“Well at least unicorns love me.”

“You may have stopped believing in unicorns, but they never stopped believing in you.”

“Unicorns can’t fly. I can’t fly. Therefore I am a unicorn.”

“May your day be more beautiful than a unicorn farting rainbows.”

“Unicorns are awesome. I am awesome, therefore I am a unicorn.”

“Missing unicorn: If you find it, you are probably high!”

“Woman don’t fart. They do however shoot tiny puffs of glitter that sound like a unicorns laughter and smell like rainbows.”

Unicorn Quotes from the King James Version of the Bible

  • Numbers 23:22 “God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”
  • Numbers 24:8 “God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.”
  • Job 39:9 “Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?”
  • Job 39:10 “Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?”
  • Psalms 29:6 “He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.”
  • Psalms 92:10 “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”
  • Deuteronomy 33:17 “His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
  • Psalms 22:21 “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.”
  • Isaiah 34:7 “And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.”
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Lisa Frideborg Eddy has been working full time as a Seer and Healer since 2011. She offers Tarot and psychic readings via email and on Skype. Lisa started her first metaphysical blog in 2006. Her work has been featured in the Northern Echo, Living Magazine and Take a Break's Fate & Fortune Magazine.


  1. such a sweet quotes and little stories.

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