Myth Quotes

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

Alan Watts

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

Myths which are believed in tend to become true.

George Orwell

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

James Feibleman

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Joseph Campbell

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Ansel Adams

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

John Boorman

Heresy is the life of a mythology, and orthodoxy is the death.

Joseph Campbell

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

Bob Kane

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

Dustin Hoffman

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.

Michael Shermer

Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.

Italo Calvino

What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.

Walter Lippman

All cultures have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. Its what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

Joseph Campbell

One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.

Joseph Campbell

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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