Prince Lir
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Prince Lir (Character)
from The Last Unicorn (1982)

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The Last Unicorn (1982)
Schmendrick: If we run away then all the unicorns of the world will remain prisoners forever except one. And she will grow old and die.
Amalthea: Everything dies! I want to die when you die.
[looks at Lir]
Amalthea: I'm no unicorn, no magical creature. I'm a woman, and I love you, Lir. Don't let him change me! Lir, I will not love you when I'm a unicorn.
Prince Lir: Amalthea, don't...
Schmendrick: Then let the quest end here! I don't think I could change you back, even if you wished it. Marry the prince, and live happily ever after.
Amalthea: Yes, that is my wish.
Prince Lir: No. My lady, I am a hero. 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.
Molly Grue: But what if there isn't a happy ending?
Schmendrick: There are no happy endings, because nothing ends.
Molly Grue: Schmendrick, let her stay the way she is. Let her be...
Schmendrick: That's not in the story. Lir know that, and so does she.
Molly Grue: You don't care! You don't care what happens to her or to the others, just so you're a real magician at last. You don't care-"
Schmendrick: Well I wish I didn't care! I wish to God I didn't care about anything but my magic! But I do! I do.

Prince Lir: I wish you would ask something of me.
Almathea: Drown out my dreams! Keep me from remembering whatever wants me to remember it!

Prince Lir: 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.

[Lir is trying to compose a poem]
Prince Lir: The lift of longing / The crash of loss / The bitterness of... cross? boss? moss? Damn!

Prince Lir: Unicorn, mermaid, sorceress... no name you could give her would surprise OR frighten me. I love whom I love.
Schmendrick: Well, that's a very nice sentiment, but when I change her back into her true self...
Prince Lir: I love whom I love.

Prince Lir: [singing] I've had time to write a book about the way you act and look, / But I haven't got a paragraph. / Words are always getting in my way. / Anyway, I love you. That's all I have to tell you. / That's all I've got to say. / And now I'd like to make a speech about the love that touches each, / But stumbling I would make you laugh. / I feel as though my tongue were made of clay. Anyway, I love you. That's all I have to tell you...