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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


True friendships don't fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.
~By Kent McCord ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Even befor doing this film, I've always been interested in mythology.
~By Rachel True ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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. ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


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


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


Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
~By Angela Carter ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind.
~By Mary Ritter Beard ~


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 ~


I don't believe in myths of decline or myths of progress, even as regards the literary scene.
~By Harold Bloom ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
~By Warren 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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