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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I am attracted to myths.
~By Tina Turner ~


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


I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
~By Michael Shermer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 am not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


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 ~


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


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


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. ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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