„I just want to know the last time you saw a unicorn and do you still believe in primeval forests.“

Living, Loving, and Learning (1982)
Kontext: I have a lot of things in my classes that I call "voluntarily mandatory." One of the things that is voluntarily mandatory is that every student come to see me in my office at least once. I cannot teach bodies. I can only relate to people. And so I say, "Come in, and we will sit across from one another. I don't want to talk about the texts or the class. We can do that another time. I just want to know the last time you saw a unicorn and do you still believe in primeval forests. And when you come, I am going to touch you — and if that bothers you, take your tranquilizer." It is amazing how many are intimidated by someone who says, "I want to touch you." I was raised in a large Italian family, as most of you know, and everybody hugs everybody all the time. On holidays everyone gets together, and it takes forty-five minutes just to say hello and forty-five minutes to say goodbye. Babies, parents, dogs — everyody's got to be loved! And so I have never suffered that existential feeling of not being. If someone can hug you and not go through you, you are. Try it sometime.

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Leo Buscaglia Foto
Leo Buscaglia3
amerikanischer Autor und Professor für Pädagogik an der Uni… 1924 - 1998

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„Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!"

Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Quelle: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

Cassandra Clare Foto

„From the first time I saw you, I've belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me. -Jace“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass

Variante: Since the first time i saw you, I've belonged to you completely.
Quelle: City of Glass

Will Rogers Foto
Peter S. Beagle Foto

„I am the only Unicorn there is? The Last?“

—  Peter S. Beagle, buch The Last Unicorn

The Unicorn, after overhearing hunters declare her to be the last unicorn.
The Last Unicorn (1982 film)
Kontext: 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?

William Shakespeare Foto

„Now I will believe that there are unicorns…“

—  William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Quelle: The Tempest

„What’s your name?”
“What do you want it to be?”
“Are you a vampire?”
“Not the last time I checked.“

—  Kresley Cole, buch The Warlord Wants Forever

Quelle: The Warlord Wants Forever

Joanna Newsom Foto

„My favorite book of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.“

—  Joanna Newsom American musician 1982

chickfactor.com - Issue 16, 2005
Kontext: Well, Nabokov is definitely my favorite author, though I feel strange calling him an "influence," since I can't trace the ways in which his writing may or may not have seeped into my own. But I also love William Faulkner, Thomas Pynchon, Kenneth Patchen, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, Mark Helprin (who wrote a beautiful book called Winter's Tale), and Kurt Vonnegut. My favorite book of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.

Sarah Dessen Foto
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„Would you believe it's harder to find a virgin than a unicorn in New York?“

—  Naomi Novik American writer 1973

Quelle: Zombies Vs. Unicorns

Volodymyr Melnykov Foto
Anton Chekhov Foto

„Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.“

—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

Act IV
The Seagull (1896)

Zooey Deschanel Foto

„And the world's like a science
And I'm like a secret
And I saw you lingering still, still
I saw you lingering still“

—  Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980

"Lingering Still".
Volume Two (2010)

Meg Cabot Foto
Daniel Handler Foto

„Why, you're all grown up! The last time I saw you I was trying to throw thumbtacks into your cradle!“

—  Daniel Handler, buch The Grim Grotto

Count Olaf
The Grim Grotto (2004)

Cassandra Clare Foto
Jorge Luis Borges Foto

„We do not know what the unicorn looks like.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Book of Imaginary Beings (1957), as translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Kontext: It is universally held that the unicorn is a supernatural being and of auspicious omen; so say the odes, the annals, the biographies of worthies, and other texts whose authority is unimpeachable. Even village women and children know that the unicorn is a lucky sign. But this animal does not figure among the barnyard animals, it is not always easy to come across, it does not lend itself to zoological classification. Nor is it like the horse or bull, the wolf or deer. In such circumstances we may be face to face with a unicorn and not know for sure that we are. We know that a certain animal with a mane is a horse and that a certain animal with horns is a bull. We do not know what the unicorn looks like.

Cassandra Clare Foto
Lewis Carroll Foto

„Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.“

—  Lewis Carroll, buch Through the Looking-Glass

Quelle: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Waylon Jennings Foto

„This time if you want me to come back, it's up to you.
But remember I won't allow the things you used to do.
You're gonna have to toe the mark and walk the line;
This time will be the last time.“

—  Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002

This Time, title track from This Time (1974).
Song lyrics

Jerry Garcia Foto

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