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Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
~By Frank Herbert ~


There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed.
~By Edward Zwick ~


I like songs and film because you can turn your life into a sort of myth or dream.
~By Sean Lennon ~


We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible.
~By Penelope Lively ~


Every country that has experimented with women in actual combat has abandoned the idea, and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one's geographic landscape, sometimes out of one's cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
~By Dustin Hoffman ~


Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
~By Karl Popper ~


What we're doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They're not just mythic heroes.
~By Tom Hanks ~


The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
~By Johnnetta Betsch Cole ~


But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


I think there are a lot of myths about MS, and it may have affected my career.
~By Teri Garr ~


I don't care what people's myths are about me.
~By Kelly Lynch ~


I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then.
~By John Bacon ~


Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
~By Margaret Atwood ~


But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.
~By Hannes Alfven ~


But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
~By Michael Shermer ~


The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


It seems like a totally gratuitous myth to tell people a giant rabbit comes round at night leaving candy in a haphazard way around the house... and the cover shows the bunny caught in the act.
~By Todd Rundgren ~


I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
~By Arthur Boyd ~


Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.
~By Kenneth Anger ~


If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'
~By Paul McCartney ~


For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious.
~By Thomas Mann ~


There have been a number of us working very, very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness, through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way.
~By Terri Windling ~


I intend to explode the myths about myself and get down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.
~By Bob Kane ~


What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
~By Slavoj Zizek ~


It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
~By Greil Marcus ~


As Plotinus tells us, we elected the body, the parents, the place, and the circumstances that suited the soul and that, as the myth says, belongs to its necessity.
~By James Hillman ~


I loved all the world's mythologies.
~By Lloyd Alexander ~


The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
~By George Lloyd ~


My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from. It became an almost mythic place.
~By Vincent Schiavelli ~


The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
~By Michael Shermer ~


I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
~By George Murray ~


It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.
~By Barry Commoner ~


When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie, for example. he had created an entire myth around himself. It was as important as his music.
~By Lars von Trier ~


Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
~By Ansel Adams ~


Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis.
~By Brad Holland ~


Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it.
~By Glenn Quinn ~


This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
~By Susan Sontag ~


All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
~By John Boorman ~


Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
~By Barbra Streisand ~


It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline, and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had been working on for twenty years.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
~By Roland Barthes ~


From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.
~By Janet Frame ~


In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
~By Angela Carter ~


Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.
~By Mason Cooley ~


It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.
~By Bob Kane ~


You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


The notion that Jews are mythic creatures is well circulating in our culture.
~By Steven T. Katz ~


Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.
~By Linda Evans ~


I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles, whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection or casting out demons from an epileptic.
~By Lionel Blue ~


I liked Latin, I like languages, I liked all the myths, and the Roman tales that we were required to translate in Latin, and all these interesting people who were never quite what they thought they would be or seemed to be.
~By Suzanne Farrell ~


Heavy pillars, carved from the rock, bear the roof. Slowly, one's eyes become accustomed to the dim light; then they can make out marvelous representations from Indian mythology carved on the walls.
~By Rudolf Otto ~


You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
~By Janis Joplin ~


Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
~By Stanley Kunitz ~


Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
~By William J. Brennan, Jr. ~


They just have a feel about them. And you feel your way through them and you come out with something that's very powerful and mythic. And you don't quite know how you got there. I think this story has a lot of those elements.
~By Michael O'Donoghue ~


I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


I was warned not to do it. Actors who play Jesus are supposed to have a hard time getting other roles to follow, but I felt this was a myth. After all, how can you be typecast as Christ?
~By Jeffrey Hunter ~


Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels.
~By Willard Van Orman Quine ~


We each have a personal myth, a vision of who we really are and what we want. Health means that part of what you want is to give to others.
~By George Weinberg ~


No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.
~By Naomi Wolf ~


I am not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
~By Boris Pasternak ~


Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it's a matter of dealing with reality. It's purely peripheral and, in many cases, it's just a facade.
~By Norman Granz ~


Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
~By Stephen Bayley ~


The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed.
~By Robert Trout ~


I'm usually working on my own mythology, my own realm of created characters. Stories in mythology inspire me, though I may not be conscious of it.
~By Anne Rice ~


I decided to write about the myths of divorce.
~By Mary Garden ~


Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
~By John Carmack ~


You know, I didn't have enough money to quit my day job... the myth of the major label deal. Nowadays, you have a tour bus and a stylist and all this stuff. But back then, no way.
~By Mary Chapin Carpenter ~


For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
~By James Earl Jones ~


If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


The West Wing seems to be feeding the myth about how presidential politics are.
~By William Devane ~


In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step.
~By Stephen Sommers ~


If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
~By John Lennon ~


Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor.
~By Claude Vorilhon ~


It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
~By Hypatia ~


The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper... no one cared what he believed about its origin.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~

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