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Mythologies Quotes

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Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

Related topics: Art

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.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

I loved all the world's mythologies.
- Lloyd Alexander

 

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

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the
mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
- Susan Sontag

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and
vampire movies and Celtic mythology,
so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's
shoes and have fun with it.
- Glenn Quinn

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It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

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

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.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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.
- Robert Redford

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.
- Brendan Fraser

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.
- William Robertson Smith

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

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

We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears.
And the Bible.
- Penelope Lively

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

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright
and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear
enough in mythology and history.
- Thomas Howard

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

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

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as
basing stories on Roman mythology,
Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King

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.
- Jessica Lange

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.
- William Robertson Smith

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

Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light.
It is part of their mythology.
- Barbara Steele

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

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success.
He who is successful is good.
In Latin countries, in Catholic countries,
a successful person is a sinner.
- Umberto Eco

Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully
regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
- Roland Barthes

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

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

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

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

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.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

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.
- Anne Rice

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.
- Rudolf Otto

If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful
but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or
to raise our station in society,
then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
- Thomas Bulfinch

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.
- Jack Kevorkian

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.
- J. Michael Straczynski

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.
- Thomas Bulfinch

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.
- Alfred Loisy

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.
- William Robertson Smith

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays,
everybody assumes that's the end.
Here's another who's never going to write well again.
- Richard Russo

I had read tons of science fiction.
I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments.
For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
- James Cameron

I'm not a great science fiction fan myself.
I probably feel that way about Westerns.
Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians,
they can act out Will and the Robot.
- Mark Goddard

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one
had to really guide me towards science fiction.
It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
- Octavia Butler

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry
as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
- John Updike

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in
any fundamental way since the early 1970s,
in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
- Graham Nelson

Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life,
and our fiction should reflect that.
- Rick Moody

There's a science fiction project we really want to make,
but it's very expensive.
Hopefully it will happen.
- Larry Wachowski

If you make a movie about Elizabeth I,
how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences
know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Imagination is the key to my lyrics.
The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
- Jimi Hendrix

I'm a fan of short horror fiction...
in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety...
but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
- George Stephen

I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and
started writing science fiction around the same time.
- Octavia Butler

I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid,
mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books,
and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
- Matt Groening

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind,
generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
- Nora Roberts

I quite enjoy science fiction.
- Lexa Doig

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction.
This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's
stranger than non-fiction as well.
- Brad Holland

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction;
there's only narrative.
- E. L. Doctorow

Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple
of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that,
because his grades weren't all that great).
- Frederik Pohl

I get offered a lot of science fiction work and there
is a new project in the pipeline called Master Race,
set in World War II, but that's a little way off yet.
- Jeremy Bulloch


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