Myth Quotes

Myth is, after all, the neverending story.

Joan D. Vinge

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.

D. H. Lawrence

The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.

Herman Melville

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs,alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself,he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.

Jean Cocteau

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

The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.

Meridel Le Sueur

To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity.

Roy P. Basler

History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.

E. L. Doctorow

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

Robert Heller

Works of art and literature should promote humans to reflection. A revolutionary perspective should be evoked and a changing societal awakening formulated in the human mind mired in tradition, myth and many kinds of falsehoods. They demand a form of changing social awakening.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.

Roland Barthes

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

In mass societies, myth takes the place of history.

William Bosenbrook

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum

History is a myth that men agree to believe.

Napoleon

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.

Hannes Olof Gsta Alfvn

The name Jesus defines an historical occurence and marks the point where the unknown world cuts the known world . . . as Christ Jesus is the plane which lies beyond our comprehension. The plane which is known to us, He intersects vertically, from above. Within history Jesus as the Christ can be understood only as Problem or Myth. As the Christ He brings the world of the Father. But we who stand in this concrete world know nothing, and are incapable of knowing anything, of that other world. The Resurrection from the dead is, however, the transformation: the establishing or declaration of that point from above, and the corresponding discerning of it below.

Karl Barth

But the myth of power is, of course, a very powerful myth, and probably most people in this world more or less believe in it. It is a myth, which, if everybody believes in it, becomes to that extent self-validating. But it is still epistemological lunacy and leads inevitably to various sorts of disaster.

Gregory Bateson

I get offered varied parts, often super sexy roles. But I still think it's an issue to find the good scripts. It's a myth that you win an Oscar and you get more opportunities, and this doesn't just go for me.

Halle Maria Berry

Hitler is still such a popular man; we are afraid of the Hitler myth. We want to give to the German people and to the world the final proof by means of the Supreme Court-Martial and its verdict.

Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch

Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.

Jorge Luis Borges

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