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Mythology Quotes
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Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that
there is redemption through chaos.
I believe in that.
I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
- Brendan Fraser

But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential
part of ancient religion,
for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
- William Robertson Smith

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them,
are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
- Tennessee Williams

Most of the monsters...
are based on some sort of mythology.
Every culture and even some geographical areas have
monsters and mythology that is their own.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin


 

Even befor doing this film, I've always been interested in mythology.
- Rachel True

Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light.
It is part of their mythology.
- Barbara Steele

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

This being so, it follows that mythology ought not
to take the prominent place that is too often assigned
to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths.
- William Robertson Smith

Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant
literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Many of us view the bible and other religious teachings as mythology.
- Richard King

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the
mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
- Susan Sontag

That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright
and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear
enough in mythology and history.
- Thomas Howard

I'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on.
- Anne Rice

When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and
vampire movies and Celtic mythology,
so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's
shoes and have fun with it.
- Glenn Quinn

In families there is always the mythology.
My father died when my kids were quite young still,
and yet they still tell his stories.
That is how a person lives on.
- Jessica Lange

In the world of language, or in other words in the
world of art and liberal education,
religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology -
the richest king who gets everything he wants,
but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
- Martin Scorsese

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success.
He who is successful is good.
In Latin countries, in Catholic countries,
a successful person is a sinner.
- Umberto Eco

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as
basing stories on Roman mythology,
Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King

Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully
regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
- Roland Barthes

We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears.
And the Bible.
- Penelope Lively

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters,
but I like to go the extra step.
- Stephen Sommers

You have one big mythology in your favor:
Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable.
But I know you are jerks.
- Fernando Flores

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature;
and literature is one of the best allies of virtue
and promoters of happiness.
- Thomas Bulfinch

I'm usually working on my own mythology,
my own realm of created characters.
Stories in mythology inspire me, though I may not be conscious of it.
- Anne Rice

I believe in mythology.
I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture
or society without mythology would die,
and we're close to that.
- Robert Redford

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never
been anything but a kind of ideal projection,
a reflection upward of the human personality,
and that theology never has been and never can be anything
but a more and more purified mythology.
- Alfred Loisy

Heavy pillars, carved from the rock,
bear the roof.
Slowly, one's eyes become accustomed to the dim light;
then they can make out marvelous representations from
Indian mythology carved on the walls.
- Rudolf Otto

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma;
that is,
the sacred lore of priests and people...
and these stories afford the only explanation that
is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
- William Robertson Smith

Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study,
but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book,
yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
- Thomas Bulfinch

The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon
and to point back to ourselves:
This is who we are;
this is where we came from; and this is where we're going.
And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years -
the last 50 years really -
has lost that.
We have become rather aimless and wandering.
- J. Michael Straczynski

If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful
but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or
to raise our station in society,
then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
- Thomas Bulfinch

You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology.
It won't work.
That's why you have all these problems in the world.
Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland.
Name them-all these problems.
They're all religious problems.
- Jack Kevorkian

Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

I loved all the world's mythologies.
- Lloyd Alexander

If you take different mythologies from different cultures,
the names may change and the story lines may vary but
there is always something in common.
- Maynard James Keenan

Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root,
some sort of global archetypes.
- Maynard James Keenan

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.
- Waylon Jennings

Well, I worked with lots of different artists,
of course.
- Skitch Henderson

Artists usually don't make all that much money,
and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the
money rather than due to it.
- Linus Torvalds

The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side.
- Don Johnson

I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits.
- Howard Hodgkin

I'm developing artists for my new record label,
my son's band, Intangible, being one of them.
- Gary Wright

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus,
which in fact has got a hold of them.
As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison
that is out of their control.
- Robert Smithson

Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights.
I only wanted...
to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.
- Edvard Grieg

Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists,
except the artists themselves.
- Isaac Hanson

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair.
Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out,
there is more of an opportunity.
- Marla Sokoloff

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
- Charley Pride

The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
- Nick Lowe

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do.
Other artists may do something more edgy that gets
on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy,
I think.
- Clint Black

The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists,
from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
- Kelly Jones

It was my mom and I against the world.
We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where
an extended group of artists and photographers were
like my aunts and uncles.
- Brooke Shields

A lot of artists say, I'm not political.
People are afraid of this word.
- Holly Near

There are certain people who have become better artists,
but they're brilliant at marketing.
I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
- Michael Bolton

In general, I don't feel artists should need producers.
- Kip Winger

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists,
and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.
- Smokey Robinson

Know the names of past and current artists who are
most famous for playing their instruments.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Most artists I run into aren't that thrilled with what they do anyway.
They are glad to have different versions out there
to see which one the audience likes the best.
- Wayne Coyne


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