You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas.
“There’s a door.”
“Where does it go?”
“It stays where it is, I think.”
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.
Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year’s Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls.
–Peter S. Beagle
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.
“Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this, and nothing more.”
–Edgar Allan Poe
Doors are very powerful things. Things are different on either side of them.
–Diana Wynne Jones
All these are such great quotations. I was just thinking of Peter S. Beagle the other day and decided I need to reread The Last Unicorn ?
I need to reread The Last Unicorn too. I just read something about Beagle finally getting the full rights and royalties for his work after a long legal battle and it just thrills me to no end that he’s still around and planning to write even more.
I really wish they’d make a live action version of the novel. The animated one was okay but with the cgi available now, it would be incredible!
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Please forgive me, Chris: I a-door this post.
That comment has unlocked so much for me, Ann, that I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.