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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression. And until we eliminate that invisibility, people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies and myths about gay people.
~By Jean O'Leary ~


To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
~By Hannes Alfven ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


One of the most widespread myths about the deal is that the Administration is outsourcing the security of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
~By Kit Bond ~


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


Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
~By Albert Camus ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
~By Chris Van Allsburg ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
~By Ray Bradbury ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


I am not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~

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