A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
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.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
MYTHOLOGY, n. The body of a primitive people's beliefs concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.
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.
Myth is, after all, the neverending story.
We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology
Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
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.
I drag my myth around with me
We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs.
But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.
Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
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