Myth Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Myth

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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 ~


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 ~


The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
~By Charles Eastman ~


Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


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 ~


The more real things get, the more like myths they become.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


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


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 ~


It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don't worry, be happy. Everything is fine.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


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


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 ~


A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
~By Alan Watts ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


People say that I'm always late, but that's a myth.
~By Milla Jovovich ~


In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.
~By V. S. Pritchett ~


V is like a mythical situation. It's an allegory for what could happen. V has philosophies within it that actually warn against things like that happening.
~By David Lloyd ~


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 ~


Nothing will see us through the age we're entering but high consciousness, and that comes hard. We don't have a good, modern myth yet, and we need one.
~By Robert Johnson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
~By Brooks Atkinson ~


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 ~


For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
~By Michael Shermer ~


I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
~By Claude Levi-Strauss ~


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


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 ~


I think the rock'n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
~By Robert Smith ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Myth expresses in terms of the world - that is, of the other world or the second world - the understanding that man has of himself in relation to the foundation and the limit of his existence.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


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'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 ~


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 ~


We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy... able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.
~By Morrie Schwartz ~


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


There was that feminist myth that we can do everything. I don't think you can.
~By Jessica Lange ~


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 ~


There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.
~By Cornelia Funke ~


Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century.
~By John Clayton ~


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 ~


Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood, the faith that along with blood we are defending the divine nature of man as a whole.
~By Alfred Rosenberg ~


What theatre started to look at much earlier than any other form was the internal operations of ordinary people, sometimes using mythic models in order to tell the story.
~By Pete Townshend ~


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 ~


To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
~By Richard King ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars.
~By David Antin ~


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 look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.
~By John Boorman ~


The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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


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 ~


Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


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


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


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 ~


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


It struck me that what I'd heard about certain celebrities was true: they had It, whatever the hell It was. Star power isn't a myth; it is tangible and forceful.
~By Michael Bergin ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype.
~By Norman Spinrad ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
~By George Santayana ~


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 ~


But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


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 ~


As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I've created about my work and refine it.
~By James Ellroy ~

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