A clock is not time; it's numbers and springs. Pay it no mind.
A rhinoceros is as ugly as a human being, and it too is going to die, but at least it never thinks that it is beautiful.
Envy nobody. It is the true secret of happiness, or at least the only one I know.
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.
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.
I am infected with life and will die of it in time.
It's a rare man who is taken for what he truly is.
Love was generous precisely because it could never be immortal.
Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl.
Never run from anything immortal. It attracts their attention.
Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.
Sitting up all night would be pointless if somebody you loved wasn't sitting up with you, picking out music to play and helping you kill the bourbon.
The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart.
There are honest people in the world, but only because the devil considers their asking prices ridiculous.
There never is a happy ending because nothing ever ends.
Walking by yourself in the rain is for college kids who think loneliness makes poets.
We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.
We are our own dragons and our own heroes. We must rescue ourselves from ourselves.
We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers- thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams.
What do men know? Because they have seen no unicorns for a while does not mean we have all vanished.
Wisdom is finding joy in bewilderment.
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