Myth Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Myth

Read This: Greed Quotes And Sayings

Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


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 ~


They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.
~By Emperor Hirohito ~


In the most important sense a creationist is a person who believes in creation, and that includes people who believe that Genesis is a myth and that creation involved a process called evolution and consumed billions of years.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history.
~By Thomas Howard ~


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 ~


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


If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity, we have used them again because they are the eternal symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
~By Mark Rothko ~


I grew up under Thatcher. I grew up believing that I was fundamentally powerless. Then gradually over the years it occurred to me that this was actually a very convenient myth for the state.
~By Thom Yorke ~


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.
~By Robert Heller ~


Love is a deception and a trap. Love is as big a myth that God sits with his flowing white beard in a throne and looks at us.
~By Al Goldstein ~


Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


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


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


I am not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


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


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 ~


Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
~By Camille Paglia ~


For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
~By Ann Druyan ~


It's become like an urban myth. I don't know her. I don't know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors.
~By Shannyn Sossamon ~


And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth; that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


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


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 ~


It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
~By Irwin Edman ~


I would be copping out if I stayed in the myth of the '60s.
~By Jerry Rubin ~


Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet. If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good, strong technique, your feet should be fine.
~By Deborah Bull ~


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


I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
~By David Byrne ~


I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
~By Judy Chicago ~


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 ~


Many of us view the bible and other religious teachings as mythology.
~By Richard King ~


Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
~By Jessica Lange ~


There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


There's a myth that Roosevelt gave Stalin Eastern Europe. I was with Roosevelt every day at Yalta.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


It's a big con job. We have sold the myth of Dublin as a sexy place incredibly well; because it is a dreary little dump most of the time.
~By Roddy Doyle ~


The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
~By Warren G. Bennis ~


In families there is always the mythology. My father died when my kids were quite young still, and yet they still tell his stories. That is how a person lives on.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
~By James Bovard ~


Myth is, after all, the neverending story.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


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 ~


Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative.
~By Dennis Potter ~


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 ~


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 ~


In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.
~By Audre Lorde ~


I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that.
~By Robert Redford ~


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


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


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


But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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 am attracted to myths.
~By Tina Turner ~


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 ~


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


All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
~By Tennessee Williams ~


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 myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens.
~By Alan Watts ~


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 ~


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 ~


The Roswell incident, for instance, had over three hundred witnesses - some describing the bodies, some the craft, some the military procedures. Were they all perpetuating their own lives in a myth?
~By Dwight Schultz ~


One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Something fundamental about the myth of the Jew has resurfaced.
~By Steven T. Katz ~


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


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


No I don't think it was a myth at all, anymore than what the recession that the whole country was experiencing was a myth, which obviously seems like it's going to get worse and worse.
~By Lester Bangs ~


The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.
~By Gilbert Murray ~


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 ~


In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.
~By Umberto Eco ~


History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
~By E. L. Doctorow ~


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 ~


Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger ~


Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.
~By Irwin Edman ~


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


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


Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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


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


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 ~


The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
~By Jacques Ellul ~

Read This: Privilege Quotes And Sayings
September 30 ,2022
All content on this page is copyright protected by ispace1. No part of the content on this page should be copied or republished in any manner without obtaining our prior necessary written permission.
Related Articles
Judgment Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Judgment
Obsessions Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Obsessions
Mistakes Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Mistakes
Reciprocity Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Reciprocity
Rectitude Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Rectitude