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Myth Quotes

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Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Related topics: Wisdom Dream

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

 

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.
- Warren G. Bennis

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
- James Feibleman

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.
- Lars von Trier

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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.
- Robert Penn Warren

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

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.
- Michael Bergin

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

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

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.
- Alfred Rosenberg

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic,
and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
- Irwin Edman

You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black
people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
- Janis Joplin

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.
- James Ellroy

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness.
I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.
- Linda Evans

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

As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish
the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
- Boris Pasternak

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

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

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

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.
- Deborah Bull

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.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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.
- Hannes Alfven

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

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

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

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior.
I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
- John Boorman

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

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

I like songs and film because you can turn your life
into a sort of myth or dream.
- Sean Lennon

I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment.
Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
- David Byrne

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.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

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.'
- Paul McCartney

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

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

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.
- Roddy Doyle

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.
- Joan D. Vinge

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

I have a better internal and intuitive understanding
of folklore and myth than science and technology,
so in that way fantasy is easier.
- Sarah Zettel

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

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

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.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

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.
- Robert Trout

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people.
- Henry A. Wallace

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

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

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

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.
- James Hillman

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.
- James Bovard

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.
- Robert Johnson

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

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.
- David Antin

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

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
- Michael Shermer

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.
- Al Goldstein

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

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.
- George Weinberg

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.
- Robert Trout

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.
- George Murray

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

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

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

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness
which I think can destroy us.
- Audre Lorde

I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth,
but it's a matter of dealing with reality.
It's purely peripheral and, in many cases,
it's just a facade.
- Norman Granz

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

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

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

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.
- Jean M. Auel


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