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Mythology Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Once we start collecting, the more you have,
the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from
responding to the present and taking on new ideas what
the artists are doing now.
- David Elliott

Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists,
but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both
really happy now that the band is not together.
- Glenn Frey

All artists are people of growth.
It's like food, you take the good and leave the rest.
- Andrew Jack

Great artists have no country.
- Alfred de Musset

Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity,
and that doesn't produce what used to be artists.
- Colin R. Davis

The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists,
from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
- Kelly Jones

Artists, no matter how good their intentions,
are always slower than they think.
- Mark Millar

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art.
It is important to forget about what you are doing -
then a work of art may happen.
- Andrew Wyeth

When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The
Beatles and they still are!
- Johnny Ramone

I think this is true for all artists.
My senses are very important to me.
- Sharon Olds

The difference between me and the newer artists is
that I have the history with the architects,
the masters that started the music.
I know where the music came from.
- Ricky Skaggs

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists,
as independent characters.
- Jack Levine

I would hope they would be our fellow artists,
rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
- Maynard James Keenan

Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists,
but belongs in varying degrees to all men.
- George Henry Lewes

I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.
- Estelle Parsons

There are people who help you in life.
I've been given a helping hand, and that's why I feel
it's my duty to help younger artists.
- Hugo Pratt

I'm interested in how artists and writers do this,
using art as therapy.
Escaping into the worlds we create.
We're all victims and few of us are truly free.
- David Lloyd

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy,
they are only half complete as artist and as man.
- James Thurber

The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood,
not so engaged in communication.
- Patti Smith

I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff,
like I used to do a lot of.
I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to,
but I still wanna do it.
- Bootsy Collins

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali -
someone who actually creates a sound for them.
- Jerry Harrison


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