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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

I drag my myth around with me. (Quote by - Orson Welles)

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. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.(Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. (Quote by - James Feibleman)

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth. (Quote by - Michael Shermer)

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.(Quote by - John C. Maxwell)

There is something precious in our being mysteries to ourselves, in our being unable ever to see through even the person who is closest to our heart and to reckon with him as though he were a logical proposition or a problem in accounting. (Quote by - Rudolf Bultmann)

Myths which are believed in tend to become true. (Quote by - George Orwell)

Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us. (Quote by - Dustin Hoffman)

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. (Quote by - David Antin)

Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life (Quote by - Joseph Campbell)

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.(Quote by - Diana Wynne Jones)

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior. I would define a myth as a story that has survived. (Quote by - John Boorman)

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight. (Quote by - Milan Kundera)

Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression. (Quote by - Barbra Streisand)

It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth. (Quote by - Bob Kane)

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. (Quote by - D. H. Lawrence)

The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe that our daily rituals and prayers literally keep this world spinning on its axis. For me, feeding the seagulls is one of those everyday prayers.(Quote by - Brenda Peterson)

We must not let daylight in upon the magic. (Quote by - Walter Bagehot)

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved. (Quote by - Irwin Edman)

The shaping of deeply felt values into meaningful, apposite form, is present in all communities, and will find some means of expressions among all.(Quote by - Dell Hymes)

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.(Quote by - Joseph Campbell)

We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs. (Quote by - Harold S. Geneen)

Over the centuries we have transformed the ancient myths and folk tales and made them into the fabric of our lives. Consciously and unconsciously we weave the narratives of myth and folk tale into our daily existence.(Quote by - Jack Zipes)


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