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Mythology Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Mythology.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

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

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing
witness to the world we live in.
To some extent I think of all of us as artists,
because we have voices and we are each of us unique.
- Jane Rule

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

Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating
a problem for artists in the music community.
- Hilary Rosen

Context begins with other artists - seniors and mentors.
- Kenneth Noland

I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types.
- Spencer Dryden

I had a very unusual contract.
Most artists actually pay for their record dates and
it comes out of their royalties.
I paid for nothing.
- Jo Stafford

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art.
It is important to forget about what you are doing -
then a work of art may happen.
- Andrew Wyeth

All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before,
is that we're all artists.
- Terrence Howard

One of the makeup artists once dyed my dog blue with vegetable blue.
- Mia Kirshner

Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American
artists were my greatest influences.
- Gordon Waller

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

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

I've never been able to say I've been influenced by
a list of artists I like because I like thousands and
thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.
- Jack Nicholson

Many jazz artists go to L.A.
seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
- Sonny Rollins

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.
- William Hurt

The best artists know what to leave out.
- Charles de Lint

Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message.
- Boris Kodjoe

Usually people like to categorise artists.
With my films, I categorise people: if I know which
one of my movies you like,
I can tell which kind of a person you are.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

And if we must educate our poets and artists in science,
we must educate our masters, labour and capital,
in art.
- John B. S. Haldane

The best artists are gone now.
- Johnny Winter

I meet many people, I talk with them,
like a TV show host.
I show what's going on with Greenpeace,
interesing political things, I have artists,
musicians and bands.
- Nina Hagen


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