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

Myth is, after all, the neverending story.

Joan D. Vinge

We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology

Carl Gustav Jung

Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life

Joseph Campbell

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.

Ray Bradbury

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.

Stanley Kunitz

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

I drag my myth around with me

Orson Welles

We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs.

Harold S. Geneen

But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.

Paul Ricoeur

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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