Who is Peter S. Beagle ?
Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer. He wrote his first novel, A Fine and Private Place , when he was only 19 years old.
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Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.
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.
The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things.
The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch's door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves -- for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful.
I am no king, and I am no lord,
And I am no soldier at-arms, said he.
I'm none but a harper, and a very poor harper,
That am come hither to wed with ye.
If you were a lord, you should be my lord,
And the same if you were a thief, said she.
And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper,
For it makes no matter to me, to me,
For it makes no matter to me.
But what if it prove that I am no harper?
That I lied for your love most monstrously?
Why, then I'll teach you to play and sing,
For I dearly love a good harp, said she.
...no place is more enchanted than where a unicorn has been born.
They know these mornings well and love them desperately because they cannot last - these people who know that nothing lasts.
..no meal is good enough to justify all the money and effort wasted in preparing it. It is an illusion and an expense. Live as I do, undeceived.
He would have liked his own funeral if he could have seen it.
It was small and quiet, and really not at all pompous, as Michael had feared it might be. 'The dead,' he had said once, 'need nothing from the living, and the living can give nothing to the dead.' At 22, it had sounded precocious; at 34, it sounded mature, and this pleased Michael very much. Essentially a romantic, he had put away the trappings of romance, although he had loved them deeply and never known.
The horns came riding in like the rainbow masts of silver ships.
What do men know? Because they have seen no unicorns for a while does not mean we have all vanished.
For in the end it is Middle-Earth and its dwellers that we love, not Tolkien's considerable gifts in showing it to us. I said once that the world he charts was there long before him, and I still believe it. He is a great enough magician to tap our most common nightmares, daydreams and twilight fancies, but he never invented them either: he found them a place to live, a green alternative to each day's madness here in a poisoned world. 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.
About Peter S. Beagle
|Quotes ||8 sayings|
|Birthday ||October 16|
What use is magic if it can't save a unicorn?