Quotation Explorer - 'Myths'

Myths are, in fact...neither primitive nor untrue. They are, rather, a kind of poetry that helps us make sense of the world and our place in it. - Stephen H. Furrer
Vampires were myths, childhood stories– as were werewolves, mermaids and dragons. I believed none of it. - Ashley Madau
The moment that all these myths were brought together in so-called 'holy books'has -without any doubt- to be seenas the most disastrous point in timein the history of mankind.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
Shamans enter the dream world of sub-consciousness to wrestle with demons and rally angels. They return with tales of their encounters which become the myths and legends of their communities. - Jeff Rasley
Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience. - Joseph Campbell
Does progress mean that we dissolve our ancient myths? If we forget our legends, I fear that we shall close an important door to the imagination - James Christensen
Our powerful hunger for myth is a hunger for community. The person without a myth is a person without a home...To be a member of one's community is to share in its myths... - Rollo May
We need new writers to create roles where women are morall central to the story. I grew up indentifying with Marlon Brando. It's time we created new myths.
It may seem odd to say that the men who made the myths disliked the irrational and had a love for facts; but it is true, no matter how wildly fantastic some of the stories are... - Edith Hamilton
Here in the trees it was much easier to believe the absurdities that embarrassed me indoors. Nothing had changed in this forest for thousands of years, and all the myths and legends of a hundred different lands seemed much more likely in this green haze than they had in my clear-cut bedroom. - Stephenie Meyer
Use your own reason to find the truth. And to do this, you must first get rid of the myths that your culture injected to your brain! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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. - Thomas Aquinas
Cultures produce myths because they satisfy a deep-rooted human need: the need to make sense of life. Myths are appealing because they reduce the complexity of experience, by making things seem simple and absolute; myths define popular realities which are accepted readily, even uncritically. - Matthew Screech
We build our understanding of the emotional world through the myths and legends of our culture. We are all, in part, made of fairy tales. - Will Storr
Apart from myths and lies, what else is there but silence? - Marty Rubin
Claiming that a person who views the Bible as nothing but a compendium of myths is thus denying the existence of a Creator is like claiming a person who rejects the junk science behind ‘man-made global warming’ is denying the existence of atmosphere. - Dave Champion
Religious sentiments are many a times much above reality. All are aware of reality but blinded by faith and faith has always led to many a myths become reality". - Amit Abraham
My body lies within the strings and myths of reality with a purpose of evolution and adapted by gravity but for my conscious's matrix is without any doubt has adapted to other's consciousness and that is how we all adapt to survival. - Ahmed Aziz Ahmed
We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs.
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? - John Lennon
Americans live not by facts, but by a lengthy list of myths. - Dave Champion
There are a lot of myths which make the human race cruel and barbarous and unkind. Good and Evil, Sin and Crime, Free Will and the like delusions made to excuse God for damning men and to excuse men for crucifying each other. - Clarence Darrow
Myths tell us what those like us have done, can do, should do. Without myths to lead the way, we hesitate to leap forward. Listen to the wrong myths, and we might even go back a few steps. - N.K. Jemisin
Artists become their myths. - Marty Rubin
The belief that myths are somehow less true than the symbolic dream we call 'reality' may be the greatest myth of all. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
...Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk. - Henry Jenkins
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.I have bought this wonderful machine a computer ... it seems to me to be an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell
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