Myth Quotes

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.

Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.

Barbra Streisand

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

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

Roland Barthes

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Updated On : September 02, 2013
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