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Positive Quotes about Mythology

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

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

James Brown was one of the first artists who found
four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through,
and then he just added to it vocally.
- Brian Austin Green

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity -
and never a clique.
- Kenneth Noland

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt
they could justifiably continue to create.
- Norman Granz

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers,
artists, and musicians there are in town.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know,
but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
- Patti Smith

Secular artists see themselves with performance;
they are more self involved,
presentational.
- Boris Kodjoe

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
- Auguste Rodin

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain,
if you like, interests me more than what he makes,
because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
- Marcel Duchamp

Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists,
but belongs in varying degrees to all men.
- George Henry Lewes

There has never been any proper commitment to marketing
these artists and their music.
We are not Sony.
- Eddy Grant

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright

I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago.
Which is great because I see a lot of artists that
have been out for a long period of time.
They get kind of fat.
- Lenny Kravitz

My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.
- Taylor Dayne

I'm a big fan of '70s records where artists could draw
on whatever influences they wanted.
- Deana Carter

You don't see artists sitting around a lot,
talking about ideology.
They find out what they believe, and what they're doing,
by doing it.
- Peter Coyote

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
- Camille Pissarro

I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them.
I have a connection, but there is no truer connection
than an artists and their own song.
- Justin Guarini

It used to be that Nashville would work to develop promising artists.
- Crystal Gayle

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy
with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
- Queen Victoria

Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes.
- Gedde Watanabe

Disco does work better with black artists or players.
They just feel it more.
- Giorgio Moroder


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