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Fountain of Youth

Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth.
  a fountain described in folk tales as able to make people young again
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  • Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth.
  • It’s a regular fountain of youth down there—provided you’re already dead, that is."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The fountain of youth.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Or, ’If you have a minute, Captain, could you tell me how to get to the Fountain of Youth?’
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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  • "With respect, ma’am, we’ve all heard of the Fountain of Youth and Shangri-la, but that does not mean they exist."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The famous Fountain of Youth, if I am rightly informed, is situated in the southern part of the Floridian peninsula, not far from Lake Macaco.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • This short episode is introduced almost casually, but it probably had a significance which is lost to us now, for on a great number of seals a figure, generally supposed to be that of Gilgamesh, is shown in combat with lions; and for the rest of the journey, until he reaches the Fountain of Youth, he wears the lion’s pelt.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The fabled Fountain of Youth.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It smell so like the waters of Lethe, and of that fountain of youth that the Conquistadores sought for in the Floridas, and find him all too late.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The man who found the fountain of youth.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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  • The prize had nothing to do with the chicken heart, but articles about his award conflated the immortal chicken-heart cells with his transplantation work, and suddenly it sounded like he’d found the fountain of youth.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • "Ponce de Leon was looking for the fountain of youth," Mr. Jerger said, closing his eyes.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Four hundred years earlier the more literal-minded Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in a search for the land of "Bimini," where he had expected to find the fountain of youth.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Her fountain of youth.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He found the fountain of youth, which he wanted to bring down to men.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • While he spoke, Dr. Heidegger had been filling the four champagne glasses with the water of the Fountain of Youth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Around the time Van Valen suggested HeLa was no longer human, researchers began exploring whether Henrietta’s cells might hold the key to human life extension—perhaps even immortality—and headlines once again claimed that scientists had found the fountain of youth.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And then there was Daddy’s uncle Wendell back in the sixties, half-crocked, tried to swim to the mainland one night on a dare — I mean, Daddy, he used to yammer on how the water was the source of life itself for him, fountain of youth and all that and — sure, it was.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Even while quaffing the third draught of the Fountain of Youth, they were almost awed by the expression of his mysterious visage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • They resolved forthwith to make a pilgrimage to Florida, and quaff at morning, noon, and night, from the Fountain of Youth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Meanwhile, the three gentlemen behaved in such a manner as proved that the water of the Fountain of Youth possessed some intoxicating qualities; unless, indeed, their exhilaration of spirits were merely a lightsome dizziness caused by the sudden removal of the weight of years.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Katherine’s words were coming out in rapid-fire succession now, explaining how this same magical substance appeared throughout the Ancient Mysteries: Nectar of the Gods, Elixir of Life, Fountain of Youth, Philosopher’s Stone, ambrosia, dew, ojas, soma.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "Did you never hear of the ’Fountain of Youth?’
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • …all his life, the land he had struggled to reach, the goal of his tortured battle…… It seemed to her that the spirals of flame tinged fog were drawing time into an odd circle-and while a dim thought went floating through her mind like the streamer of an unfollowed sentence: To hold an unchanging youth is to reach, at the end, the vision with which one started-she heard the voice of a tramp in a diner, saying, "John Galt found the fountain of youth which he wanted to bring down to men.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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