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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There are a lot of myths about my injuries. They say I have broken every bone in my body. Not true. But I have broken 35 bones. I had surgery 14 times to pin and plate. I shattered my pelvis. I forget all of the things that have broke.
~By Evel Knievel ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The myths that are created about the South, about the way we grew up, about black people, are wrong.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


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


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


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 ~


The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.
~By Robert Trout ~


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
~By Robert Fulghum ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
~By Wally Lamb ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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. ~


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


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 ~


Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


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


You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks.
~By Fernando Flores ~


Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
~By Roland Barthes ~


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


Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
~By George Orwell ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.
~By Leo Bogart ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


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


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 ~


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


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


So certainly, if we can tell evil stories to make people sick, we can also tell good myths that make them well.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


I've always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things.
~By Deborah Bull ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
~By Teresa de Lauretis ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


If you're going to be a myth or want to be a myth, you'd better die young.
~By Alma Guillermoprieto ~


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'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on.
~By Anne Rice ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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