Myth Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Myth

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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 ~


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


I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
~By Arthur Boyd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology.
~By Alfred Loisy ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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. ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


I intend to explode the myths about myself and get down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.
~By Bob Kane ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


I think the '60s were an extraordinary time. I feel bad for the kids today who missed this wonderful confluence, which was simultaneously a confluence of the global and the mythological.
~By Peter Coyote ~


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 the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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 ~


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


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


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 not a myth.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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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