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Mythology quotes by Neel Burton
#1. Just as Prometheus delivered stolen fire to man, so Eve, and the serpent, delivered man into self-consciousness, setting him up, were it not for his short lifespan, as rival to God. At the same time, man's self-consciousness removed him from nature into a life of toil, doubt, fear, guilt, shame, blame, enmity, loneliness, and frailty - and the product of this separation, the fruit and flower of this exile, is, of course, culture. 'God,' said the writer Victor Hugo, 'made only water, but man made wine. #Quote by Neel Burton
Mythology quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#2. If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Mythology quotes by Brendan Fraser
#3. 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. #Quote by Brendan Fraser
Mythology quotes by Armin Navabi
#4. Scriptures may have grains of historical truth within them, but there is also ample hyperbole, speculation and mythology. #Quote by Armin Navabi
Mythology quotes by Yelle Hughes
#5. Traveling through space is for the birds. I'm bored ... should've brought the wife.
Poseidon, the Okeanos Pantheon. #Quote by Yelle Hughes
Mythology quotes by Derrick Jensen
#6. Perception is of course intimately tied to preconception. I have, as is true for each of us, a pair of cultural eyeglasses that will determine to greater or lesser degree what will be in focus, what will be a blur, what gives me a headache, and what I cannot see. I was raised a Christian - the mythology resides deep in my bones - and I know the story of Jesus nearly as well as I know my own. Until my late teens I couldn't see some of the darker acts perpetrated in the name of Christ. I still feel a twinge each time I say, "I am not a Christian," a slight apprehension that I may have gone too far. Sometimes I look up, a small part of my upbringing still telling me that my blasphemy will call forth a bolt of lightning from the sky. #Quote by Derrick Jensen
Mythology quotes by Nicholas Chong
#7. He was the King of the Gods & could have anything he wanted, but only in theory. Whilst in actual fact, he was the only God who could not have everything he wanted.He had to work hard, since the responsibilities of his office laid heavily on his shoulders.And he could not even play hard, as his jealous wife, Hera, had eyes everywhere.She even had the terrible Argos with the hundred eyes in her service. #Quote by Nicholas Chong
Mythology quotes by Laura Anne Gilman
#8. Every time we revise our history, we also revise the mythology of our history. #Quote by Laura Anne Gilman
Mythology quotes by Meera Syal
#9. But I've always been a sucker for a good double entendre; the gap between what is said and what is thought, what is stated and what is implied, is a place in which I have always found myself. I'm really not a liar, I just learned very early on that those of us deprived of history sometimes need to turn to mythology to feel complete, to belong.(p10) #Quote by Meera Syal
Mythology quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#10. You must be a myth that your lover can't grasp
and you must chase the moon like a wolf in the night, as if it will show you something only you can understand. Everything you do is a ritual that can mean something more and you must connect and create bonds with the spirits both outer and inner. Seek the strange and mysterious, otherworldly explanations for yourself and things around. There is always more. Always more.
Nothing is ordinary,
and you must make love to him like his touch is your salvation.
You must dare to love and lose and hear your heart break into a million little pieces, glittering like diamonds in the night.
Don't run into hiding when the rain hits us like planets shot down to see who wants to survive
the most
for you want to survive
the most
and you must not hide from madness.

You must love and live and write like you're obsessed and possessed. Go mad for what you believe in. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Mythology quotes by Wally Lamb
#11. She suggested that...I should examine what I had been trying to shoot at and punch and kill for so long- whether or not I had, perhaps, denied some more gentle part of my nature, and if so, what had it cost me. "And don't get a tattoo for your forehead," she said, smiling. "It's entirely unnecessary." As proof, she held her hands in front of her. Wiggled her fingers and smiled. Our being human made us tragic and comic both, she has said; the gods both laughed and wept. #Quote by Wally Lamb
Mythology quotes by Nicholas Chong
#12. The natural mates of men were the Meliads[Ash Nymphs], who were Demi-Goddesses, & the Goddesses.Whilst it was believed that women could mate with animals & produce offspring, as Pasiphae did with a bull & begot the Minotaur & Theophane did with Poseidon in the form of a ram, & begot the Ram with the Golden Fleece. And thus, women were part-animals,further proven by the fact that Helen, considered the most beautiful of them all,was hatched from an egg.
And since women were playthings,daughters were given away as gifts, prizes & bribes. And it was considered good form to take women by force, as plunder or booty, or as spoils of war & to sell them as slaves for profit.[INTRO] #Quote by Nicholas Chong
Mythology quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#13. For centuries, pilgrims have travelled to Ayodhya identifying it as a birthplace of Ram. But the exact location is a subject of dispute and political turmoil. Ever since colonial times, Hinduism has felt under siege, forced to explain itself using European templates, make itself more tangible, more structured, more homogenous, more historical, more geographical, less psychological, less emotional, to render itself as valid as the major religions of the world like Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The fallout of this pressure is the need to locate matters of faith in a particular spot. What used to be once a matter of faith becomes a territorial war zone where courts have to intervene #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Mythology quotes by Helen Boswell
#14. You got secrets you better keep
Take flight before she cuts you deep
- Sam's song #Quote by Helen Boswell
Mythology quotes by Madeline Miller
#15. He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Mythology quotes by Ilhan Berk
#16. I don't know about you, the world is here to be mythologized. It has, therefore, no other end. Transforming into myth, to be a myth! That's what we call eternity. #Quote by Ilhan Berk
Mythology quotes by Esosa Kolawole
#17. Fib and the Axe of fury

The urge to leave came strong, insistent, urgent. I couldn't stand the hypocrisy that my mother
was showing. Suddenly, the woman whom I'd adored for most of my life became the bad guy:
a liar who wanted to hide the truth from her own child. #Quote by Esosa Kolawole
Mythology quotes by Setta Jay
#18. I'm going to wreck you, Rain… You'll be mine completely after this. You may deserve more than you're getting, but I won't let go once I've had you… #Quote by Setta Jay
Mythology quotes by Julia Cameron
#19. I think we have a great deal of mythology around writing. We believe that only a few people can really do it. I wrote a book called 'The Right to Write.' In it, I argued that all of us have the capacity to write. That it's as normal to write as it is to speak. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Mythology quotes by Douglas M. Laurent
#20. There is no force in Earth or Heaven above,
No, not even the damned of Hell can stop relentless Love. ---Kari, The Valkyrie, Chapter Sixteen,
Valley of the Damned Epic Martial Poem/Allegory #Quote by Douglas M. Laurent
Mythology quotes by Suzy Kassem
#21. What they teach you as history is mythology and true mythology is far from fantasy
it is our true history. A bulk of our real history can be found in Egyptian and Greek mythology. Yes, myths reveal to us worlds of other dimensions that make up our true reality. History books teach us that the minds of the past operated on the same frequency, dimension, or level of consciousness as we do now. Not true at all. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Mythology quotes by Porphyry
#22. In the aether I appear in fiery forms, And in the aer I sit in a silvery chariot; earth reigns in my black brood of puppies. #Quote by Porphyry
Mythology quotes by Helen Boswell
#23. This is wrong. Out of this world wrong.
But then again, so am I. #Quote by Helen Boswell
Mythology quotes by Krishna Udayasankar
#24. The more we prepare for war, the more we make it a reality. Yet, it would seem, to prepare for war may also be the best and possibly the only way to avoid it.'
– Govinda Shauri, The Aryavarta Chronicles - Kurukshetra #Quote by Krishna Udayasankar
Mythology quotes by Steven Sherrill
#25. The architecture of the Minotaur's heart is ancient. Rough hewn and many chambered, his heart is a plodding laborious thing, built for churning through the millennia. But the blood it pumps - the blood it has pumped for five thousand years, the blood it will pump for the rest of his life - is nearly human blood. It carries with it, through his monster's veins, the weighty, necessary, terrible stuff of human existence: fear, wonder, hope, wickedness, love. But in the Minotaur's world it is far easier to kill and devour seven virgins year after year, their rattling bones rising at his feet like a sea of cracked ice, than to accept tenderness and return it. #Quote by Steven Sherrill
Mythology quotes by Karen Chance
#26. Oh yes. I was telling you about my research into the old Norse sagas- the mythology of ancient Scandinavia. Have you read them?"
"Uh no."
"You'd like them, Cassie." He waved the hand with the chalk in it. "All sex and violence."
I frowned. "Why would you think that I'd- #Quote by Karen Chance
Mythology quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#27. If we will admit time into our thoughts at all, the mythologies, those vestiges of ancient poems, wrecks of poems, so to speak, the world's inheritance, ... these are the materials and hints for a history of the rise and progress of the race; how, from the condition of ants, it arrived at the condition of men, and arts were gradually invented. Let a thousand surmises shed some light on this story. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Mythology quotes by Thomm Quackenbush
#28. Mythology was littered with people who meddled in the affairs of elves and fairies and were never again heard from. #Quote by Thomm Quackenbush
Mythology quotes by Kate Thompson
#29. Irish mythology is gorgeous, and so are the fairies, but they are very misrepresented in the U.K. They are not little creatures with wings. #Quote by Kate Thompson
Mythology quotes by Cassandra Clare
#30. The more that you travel the more you get the sense of the word as a larger place and the more you get a sense of the variety of history and mythology. And when you know about these things you can incorporate them into what I feel is a more rich and more large tapestry of fantasy. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Mythology quotes by R.C. Sproul
#31. The twin enemies of mythology are logic and empirical data, the chief weapons of true science. If either weapon is neutralized, mythology is free to run wild. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Mythology quotes by Wynton Marsalis
#32. I never minded giving my opinions. They are just opinions, and I had studied music and I had strong feelings. I was happy for my opinions to join all the other opinions. But you have to be prepared for what comes back, especially if you don't agree with the dominant mythology. #Quote by Wynton Marsalis
Mythology quotes by Neil Gaiman
#33. I liked myths. They weren't adult stories and they weren't children's stories. They were better than that. They just were. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Mythology quotes by Steve Valentine
#34. I was big into mythology when I was a kid - Arthurian legends and Greek mythology, that was kind of my passion. I hadn't heard of the books, but I was told they were very popular amongst the kids, so I got a hold of them and read them. I totally got it! #Quote by Steve Valentine
Mythology quotes by George Monbiot
#35. The wealth creators of neoliberal mythology are some of the most effective wealth destroyers the world has ever seen. #Quote by George Monbiot
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#36. I shall leave you to your Sisyphean task."
"What does that mean?" he heard Daisy ask.
Lillian replied while her smiling gaze remained locked with Marcus's. "It seems you avoided one too many Greek mythology lessons, dear. Sisyphus was a soul in Hades who was damned to perform an eternal task... rolling a huge boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down again just before he reached the top."
"Then if the countess is Sisyphus," Daisy concluded, "I suppose we're..."
"The boulder," Lady Westcliff said succinctly, causing both girls to laugh.
"Do continue with our instruction, my lady," Lillian said, giving her full attention to the elderly woman as Marcus left the room. "We'll try not to flatten you on the way down. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Mythology quotes by Jody Williams
#37. I think there's a mythology that if you want to change the world, you have to be sainted, like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ordinary people with lives that go up and down and around in circles can still contribute to change. #Quote by Jody Williams
Mythology quotes by Brandi Salazar
#38. Sitting down on the stairs, Cheyenne watched Behr through the slats in the railing. She liked what she saw. Covered in a fine sheen of perspiration, muscles swollen from what was clearly a grueling workout, Behr's toned physique was a serious distraction from her worries, making her content to just sit and watch. Each thump of his fist into the bag resonated in her bones. Each kick of his leg thundered in her ears. Every move seemed to be in time with the harsh sounds of the music pumping through the room, until he was a frenzy of movement.
It was frighteningly beautiful.
Standing, Cheyenne called out to him. "Behr? Are you hungry?" She was feeling a little peckish herself, and she needed something to keep her hands busy.
Between a combination of brutal punches, knee jabs and the music, Behr didn't hear a word she said. So she decided to go to him.
Winding her way through equipment and stepping over the discarded sweaty T-shirt, Cheyenne approached him. Waiting for the right moment to interrupt, she tapped him on the shoulder during a brief pause.
Big mistake. Huge. #Quote by Brandi Salazar
Mythology quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#39. This is, first and last, the real value of Christmas; in so far as the mythology remains at all it is a kind of happy mythology. Personally, of course, I believe in Santa Claus; but it is the season of forgiveness, and I will forgive others for not doing so. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Mythology quotes by Jennifer Block
#40. When ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) claims that home birth and midwives are unsafe, they imply that the women who choose it and the midwives that provide it are acting irresponsibly and selfishly. They stigmatize normal birth just as the political right has stigmatized abortion. And they stigmatize women.
"Our country has created a mythology of women who are irresponsible and don't care," says Paltrow. "We talk about welfare queens, crack moms, and murderous women who have abortions." A culture that allows such language to permeate our national subconscious inevitably dehumanizes all women, including mothers. Lyon argues that this thinking perpetuates a phrase often invoked in exam rooms and delivery rooms: The goal is to have a healthy baby. "This phrase is used over and over and over to shut down women's requests," she says. "The context needs to be that the goal is a healthy mom. Because mothers never make decisions without thinking about that healthy baby. And to suggest otherwise is insulting and degrading and disrespectful."
What's best for women is best for babies.
The goal is to have a healthy family. #Quote by Jennifer Block
Mythology quotes by Matt Fraction
#41. Nay, father.
Some of us have been killing giants today and aren't in the mood to have a tea party.
- Thor, God of Thunder #Quote by Matt Fraction
Mythology quotes by Suzannah Rowntree
#42. There was carpet under Blanchefleur's feet and the scent of clean and delicate things in her nostrils - perfume, babies, soap, and tea. Homesickness hit her like a clenched fist; this was worse than memory. #Quote by Suzannah Rowntree
Mythology quotes by Meg Cabot
#43. Her name is Hope?" John asked, the corners of his mouth beginning to tug upwards.
"No." I bristled, thinking he was making fun of me. Then I realized I'd been caught. "Well, all right…so what if it is? I'm not going to name her after some depressing aspect of the Underworld like you do all your pets. I looked up the name Alastor. That was the name of one of the death horses that drew Hades's chariot. And Typhon?" I glanced at the dog, cavorting in and out of the waves, seemingly oblivious of the cold. "I can only imagine, but I'm sure it means something equally unpleasant."
"Typhon was the father of all monsters," John said. He'd given up trying to suppress his grin. "The deadliest of all the creatures in Greek mythology."
"Nice," I said sarcastically. "Well, I prefer to name my pets something that reminds me there's-"
"Hope?" His grin broadened.
"Very funny." True, I'd admitted to him that I was inexperienced. But I didn't have to prove it by acting like I was twelve. #Quote by Meg Cabot
Mythology quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#44. Procrustes, in Greek mythology, was the cruel owner of a small estate in Corydalus in Attica, on the way between Athens and Eleusis, where the mystery rites were performed. Procrustes had a peculiar sense of hospitality: he abducted travelers, provided them with a generous dinner, then invited them to spend the night in a rather special bed. He wanted the bed to fit the traveler to perfection. Those who were too tall had their legs chopped off with a sharp hatchet; those who were too short were stretched (his name was said to be Damastes, or Polyphemon, but he was nicknamed Procrustes, which meant "the stretcher"). #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mythology quotes by Terry Eagleton
#45. The 'healthy' sign, for Barthes, is one which draws attention to its own arbitrariness - which does not try to palm itself off as 'natural' but which, in the very moment of conveying a meaning, communicates something of its own relative, artificial status as well. …Signs which pass themselves off as natural, which offer themselves as the only conceivable way of viewing the world, are by that token authoritarian and ideological. It is one of the functions of ideology to 'naturalize' social reality, to make it seem as innocent and unchangeable as Nature itself. Ideology seeks to convert culture into Nature, and the 'natural' sign is one of its weapons. Saluting a flag, or agreeing that Western democracy represents the true meaning of the word 'freedom', become the most obvious, spontaneous responses in the world. Ideology, in this sense, is a kind of contemporary mythology, a realm which has purged itself of ambiguity and alternative possibility. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Mythology quotes by Joseph Campbell
#46. The child's world is alert and alive, governed by rules of response and command, not by physical laws: a portentous continuum of consciousness, endowed with purpose and intent, either resistant or responsive to the child itself.

This infantile notion of a world governed by moral rather than physical laws, kept under control by a superordinated parental personality instead of impersonal physical forces, and oriented to the weal and woe of man, is an illusion that dominates men's thoughts all over the world.

The sense then, of this world as an undifferentiated continuum of simultaneously subjective and objective experience (Participation), which is all alive (Animism), and which was created by a superior being (Artificialism), may be said to constitute the frame of reference of all childhood experience no matter where in the world.

No small wonder then, that the above Three Principles are precisely those most represented in the mythologies and religious systems of the whole world. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Mythology quotes by Karen Armstrong
#47. Mythology was never designed to describe historically verifiable events that actually happened. It was an attempt to express their inner significance or to draw attention to realities that were too elusive to be discussed in a logically coherent way. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Mythology quotes by Asa Maria Bradley
#48. Can't a girl wear something pretty without you getting ideas of bedding her?" Naya reached up, putting her hand behind his neck to pull him down for a kiss. She'd never get enough of touching him. Of trusting him. #Quote by Asa Maria Bradley
Mythology quotes by Robert Graves
#49. I have myself eaten the hallucinogenic mushroom, psilocybe, a divine ambrosia in immemorial use among the Masatec Indians of Oaxaca Province, Mexico; hear the priestess invoke Tlaloc, the Mushroom-god, and seen transcendental visions. Thus I wholeheartedly agree with R. Gordon Wasson, the American discoverer of this ancient rite, that European ideas of heaven and hell may well have derived from similar mysteries. #Quote by Robert Graves
Mythology quotes by Bruce Bartlett
#50. Up until 1986, the top marginal rate, the top statutory rate was 50 percent. Now it's 35 percent. And all the pressure is on to lower that even further. And this just doesn't make a great deal of sense. When people say, 'Oh, we can't raise taxes on the rich. They'll go on strike, they'll move to another country.' But within recent memory, it hasn't been that long ago that we had rates that were substantially higher. And these people did just fine. I just think that there's a disconnect between the facts of what taxes do and the sort of mythology of what they do. #Quote by Bruce Bartlett
Mythology quotes by Michael S. Heiser
#51. You see why the psalm threw me for a loop. The first verse has God presiding over an assembly of gods. Doesn't that sound like a pantheon - something we associate with polytheism and mythology? #Quote by Michael S. Heiser
Mythology quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#52. That's such bullshit, Mythology repeated by parents because it lets them force their kids into sports and push them too hard by pretending that in the end it will pay off with the holy scholarship. You know how many kids get a free ride? Hardly any. Like, maybe fourteen.' -Finn (165) #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Mythology quotes by Vince Lombardi
#53. Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Mythology quotes by Dylan Perry
#54. Corvid looked up at her. "Oh, hello Doris."
"Gertie, dear," she said. "They call me Gertie."
"You used to be Doris," Corvid said as a matter of fact.
"Who?" She seemed unsure of what she was being told.
"Doris, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys?" Corvid carried on when he saw her blank expression. "You must remember Nereus? Your husband?"
"You gave birth to fifty sea nymphs. I guess sea nymphs come out slippy and hydrodynamic, but even so, fifty of them? That must stick in the memory as the day before you felt really sore for a month or so?"
Doris thought about it for a moment. "It does ring a bell. Sorry, who are you? #Quote by Dylan Perry
Mythology quotes by Suzannah Rowntree
#55. I have fled from the wilderness fasting, with woe and unflagging travail,
I have sought for the light on the mountain, and skirted the devilish dale.
I have laid my mouth in the dust, and begged the Might to be kind,
I have come to the feast, and I famish. Now grant me the Holy Grail. #Quote by Suzannah Rowntree
Mythology quotes by Ashwin Sanghi
#56. A collection of myths is called mythology. #Quote by Ashwin Sanghi
Mythology quotes by Brynn Myers
#57. Aerric's skill as a fighter, along with the fact that he could not be killed, made him the ultimate weapon. Morrigan and Brighid had used the hide of a phoenix and a bit of Pandra's dragon blood to create him. #Quote by Brynn Myers
Mythology quotes by Amalia Carosella
#58. Perhaps Zeus was king, but I was Spartan, a princess twice over, and queen of Athens besides. I knew my duty. And I would rule my own fate. #Quote by Amalia Carosella
Mythology quotes by Daniel Tammet
#59. Even the greatest mathematicians, the ones that we would put into our mythology of great mathematicians, had to do a great deal of leg work in order to get to the solution in the end. #Quote by Daniel Tammet
Mythology quotes by Amanda Bouchet
#60. I'm… " I stop, at a loss.
Griffin lifts his eyebrows. "Inarticulate at the moment?"
Scowling, I thwack him in the chest.
"Overwrought?" he supplies, his mouth quirking up.
I thwack him again.
"Highly emotional?"
Thwack. Thwack.
"Apparently weak, because none of that hurt at all. #Quote by Amanda Bouchet
Mythology quotes by Suzannah  Rowntree
#61. Gawain laid his hand on his son's shoulder. "Sir Perceval, when the priest reads the lesson, he says that he who would save his life must lose it. Good words for any man, for there are moments when cowardice will bring death more surely than boldness. But the ordinary man knows, when he goes out to meet the wolf in his road, that he may yet come home in peace. Not so the knights of the Round Table. We win through one deadly peril only to face another. If we banish one evil, we must go on to the next and after that, to the next - until death meets us in the path. We yield up our bodies every day, not for glory and fortune but so that those weaker than ourselves may live. Do you understand?"
"I do," said Sir Perceval. "And I say that there is no nobler calling. I am content." But then he thought of the Lady Blanchefleur kissing his brow on a night of fire and blood, and with a sudden ache of grief told himself that even a hundred years of peace would not be enough time to spend with her. #Quote by Suzannah Rowntree
Mythology quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#62. Mythology is the crop which the Old World bore before its soil was exhausted. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Mythology quotes by Amanda Bouchet
#63. I thought you of all people would understand."
"Understand what? Being an idiot?"
That seems to surprise him enough to add something new to his countenance. A trace of humor softens the stark lines of his face. "No." A wry smile just barely curves his lips. "Maybe."
"I am an expert idiot," I say. "I practice all the time. #Quote by Amanda Bouchet
Mythology quotes by Don DeLillo
#64. [I]n the American soul there is a lonely individual standing in a vast landscape. 
He is either on a horse or driving a car, depending, and either way he's carrying a gun. 
This is one of the essential images in American mythology. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Mythology quotes by Derek Ailes
#65. I looked at Vicki. My beautiful Vicki. My dream. My love. My life. #Quote by Derek Ailes
Mythology quotes by Lewis Spence
#66. As Mr. R. U. Sayee has well said: 'It should be clear a priori that fairy lore must have developed as a result of modifications and accretions received in different countries and at many periods, though we must not overlook the part played by tradition in providing a mould that to some extent determines the nature of later additions.' It must also be self-evident that a great deal of confusion has been caused by the assumption that some spirit-types were fairies which in a more definite sense are certainly not of elfin provenance. In some epochs, indeed, Faerie appears to have been regarded as a species of limbo to which all 'pagan' spirits - to say nothing of defeated gods, monsters, and demons - could be banished, along with the personnel of Olympus and the rout of witchcraft. Such types, however, are usually fairly easy of detection. #Quote by Lewis Spence
Mythology quotes by Matt Bomer
#67. My personal life is a source of incredible happiness for me, but it's personal, and it's not for me to hock or shop around to the highest bidder. #Quote by Matt Bomer
Mythology quotes by Nevada Barr
#68. American mythology would have it that divorced or widowed women in their middle years were desperate to remarry. That had not been Polly's experience. Most had made lives they enjoyed and would only compromise for a very shiny white knight with a particularly breathtaking steed. #Quote by Nevada Barr
Mythology quotes by Steven Sherrill
#69. Standing at the window, reading the menu of Obediah's services, the Minotaur wishes he could believe in what she has to offer: a promise woven into deep lines of his palm, some turn of fate told by a card. But faith is a nebulous thing and charlatans a dime a dozen; it's always been that way. The Minotaur both envies and pities the devout. #Quote by Steven Sherrill
Mythology quotes by Grace Curley
#70. Love is not weakness, father: it is strength. Love is what taught my skin to feel and my eyes to see. Love is not a weapon: it is light. #Quote by Grace Curley
Mythology quotes by Pierce Brown
#71. Look where we are. In space. Above a planet we shaped. Yet we live in a Society modeled after the musings of Bronze Age pedophiles. Tossing around mythology like that bullshit wasn't made up around a campfire by an Attican farmer depressed that his life was nasty, brutish, and short. #Quote by Pierce Brown
Mythology quotes by Rick Riordan
#72. I sort of fell."
"Percy! Six hundred and thirty feet? #Quote by Rick Riordan
Mythology quotes by Thomas Paine
#73. The story of Eve and the serpent, and of Noah and his ark, drops to a level with the Arabian Tales, without the merit of being entertaining, and the account of men living to eight and nine hundred years becomes as fabulous as the immortality of the giants of the Mythology. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Mythology quotes by Kathleen Noble
#74. As I researched the history of the heroine it became painfully clear to me that women have had little hand in creating our own heroic myths. Indeed, as Sarah Pomeroy has shown, "[t]he mythology about women is created by men and, in a culture dominated by men, it may have little to do with flesh-and-blood women." And it became equally clear that we will be enclosed by the boundaries of this mythology's limited vision until we begin to create our own. #Quote by Kathleen Noble
Mythology quotes by Stanislaw Lem
#75. I should acquaint the reader with the basic principles of the mythology I adhered to then. I believed ... that inanimate objects were no less fallible than people. They, too, could be forgetful. And, if you had enough patience, you could catch them by surprise. #Quote by Stanislaw Lem
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kessler
#76. She kissed his chest. "Thanks for letting me into your heart."
He tucked her hair behind her ear. "You walked in like you had a key. #Quote by Lisa Kessler
Mythology quotes by Esa-Pekka Salonen
#77. There was this kind of mildly annoying mythology about conductor Like biker should riding a Harley-Davidson on an LP cover, and wearing a sort of a leather suit. #Quote by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Mythology quotes by Rick Riordan
#78. I said hello to the poodle. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Mythology quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#79. Memorable stories of every culture tell us what principles the citizenry saved their smiles for and shed their sorrowful tears lamenting. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kessler
#80. He raised a brow at another abrupt change in the conversation. "Are you disappointed I couldn't dodge a couple bullets?"
A real smile teased her lips as she lowered her coffee mug. "On the contrary, I'm a sucker for a guy with scars, so for your protection, we should probably stick to the case. #Quote by Lisa Kessler
Mythology quotes by Krishna Udayasankar
#81. … the greatest mystery, the greatest wonder of creation is that we are capable of both relentless reason and boundless love ... It is not about what we are, but what we can become.
– Govinda Shauri #Quote by Krishna Udayasankar
Mythology quotes by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
#82. 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. #Quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Mythology quotes by Jesse Bering
#83. In adopting a patently false but stubbornly clung-to mythology of human sexuality that makes demons out of natural drives, we've entered a stage of moral sickness, not of moral health. #Quote by Jesse Bering
Mythology quotes by Jarod Kintz
#84. It's like my grandpa always used to say, 'A butter knife would make a deadlier weapon than a melting stick of butter.'"

"Your grandpa never said that."

"No, but he should have. He was a damn fool not to have uttered those words."

"My grandpa was a janitor, in the Great Depression. The greatest thing he ever said was, 'Greg, I just Gregged all over your floor. Do you have a mop I can use to clean it up?'"

"Who's Greg?"

"I don't know."

"What the shit kind of story is that? That story is bullshit. Greg doesn't exist. Nobody knows nobody named Greg. It's a unicorn name - it's complete mythology."

"What about Lou Greg, the baseball player?"

"Lou who? Lou Gehrig?"

"Here's a Lou for you. Greg Louganis."

"Bah, Greg Louganis doesn't exist. He was a myth created by the Soviets to push their divers to perfection. The Russians realized they couldn't be the best until they deceived their divers into believing there was someone who was always better."

"I've seen Greg Louganis, and he's as real as you or me."

"You've seen what they wanted you to see. They gave you a blindfold to wear and convinced you it would improve your eyesight." #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Mythology quotes by Nicholas Chong
#85. Aphrodite then reminded Zeus what Themis had said. She had to swallow a whole amphora full of his seed before Eros & Chaos would let her girdle hang free. And she said that she looked forward to swallowing his seed, if he would let her. Zeus then took the young Goddess in his arms & told her that he would even willingly give her a whole amphora full of his blood if that would make her happy. He would like to give her all the seed that his sperm sacs could produce each day but only wished that the transaction did not have to go through Hera. #Quote by Nicholas Chong
Mythology quotes by Tim Parks
#86. People want to establish a canon, because people want to imagine that there are great writers and lesser writers and they want the mythology, they want the narrative for themselves. And it's embarrassing. #Quote by Tim Parks
Mythology quotes by Joseph Campbell
#87. Mythologies, in other words, mythologies and religions are great poems and, when recognized as such, point infallibly through things and events to the ubiquity of a #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Mythology quotes by Allison Anders
#88. There's never been a 'girl wonder' mythology. #Quote by Allison Anders
Mythology quotes by Fritjof Capra
#89. The basic recurring theme in Hindu mythology is the creation of the world by the self-sacrifice of God - "sacrifice" in the original sense of "making sacred" - whereby God becomes the world which, in the end, becomes again God. This creative activity of the Divine is called lila, the play of God, and the world is seen as the stage of the divine play. Like most of Hindu mythology, the myth of lila has a strong magical flavour. Brahman is the great magician who transforms himself into the world and then performs this feat with his "magic creative power", which is the original meaning of maya in the Rig Veda. The word maya - one of the most important terms in Indian philosophy - has changed its meaning over the centuries. From the might, or power, of the divine actor and magician, it came to signify the psychological state of anybody under the spell of the magic play. As long as we confuse the myriad forms of the divine lila with reality, without perceiving the unity of Brahman underlying all these forms, we are under the spell of maya. (...) In the Hindu view of nature, then, all forms are relative, fluid and ever-changing maya, conjured up by the great magician of the divine play. The world of maya changes continuously, because the divine lila is a rhythmic, dynamic play. The dynamic force of the play is karma, important concept of Indian thought. Karma means "action". It is the active principle of the play, the total universe in action, where everything is dynamically connect #Quote by Fritjof Capra
Mythology quotes by Jessica Lange
#90. 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. #Quote by Jessica Lange
Mythology quotes by Frank Herbert
#91. Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent mutual regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Mythology quotes by Carl Sagan
#92. [T]he practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision. Their love of the marvellous and supernatural, their curiosity with regard to future events, and their strong propensity to extend their hopes and fears beyond the limits of the visible world, were the principal causes which favoured the establishment of Polytheism. So urgent on the vulgar is the necessity of believing, that the fall of any system of mythology will most probably be succeeded by the introduction of some other mode of superstition #Quote by Carl Sagan
Mythology quotes by Yelle Hughes
#93. death is predestined for all mortals. Souls live forever, but the body does not. Unless you are immortal, both the soul and body are tied together."~Taznikos Abyssos #Quote by Yelle Hughes
Mythology quotes by Donna Grant
#94. He turned to look at her. "We've some talking to do."
"Didn't we do that on the plane ride over here?"
"I doona remember talking. I remember kissing, touching, and many orgasms, but no talking. #Quote by Donna Grant
Mythology quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#95. On the way from mythology to logistics thought has lost the element of self-reflection and today machinery disables men even as it nurtures them. #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Mythology quotes by Remy De Gourmont
#96. Those who do not carry within them the soul of everything the world can show them, will do well to watch it: they will not recognize it, each thing being beautiful only according to the thought of him who gazes at it & reflects it in himself. Faith is essential in poetry as in religion, & faith has no need of seeing with corporeal eyes to contemplate that which it recognizes much better in itself.
Such ideas were many times, under multiple forms, always new, expressed by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam in his works. Without going as far as Berkley's pure negations, which nevertheless are but the extreme logic of subjective idealism, he admitted in his conception of life, on the same plan, the Interior & the Exterior, Spirit & Matter, with a very visible tendency to give the first term domination over the second. For him the idea of progress was never anything but a subject for jest, together with the nonsense of the humanitarian positivists who teach, reversed mythology, that terrestrial paradise, a superstition if we assign it the past, becomes the sole legitimate hope if we place it in the future.
On the contrary, he makes a protagonist (Edison doubtless) say in a short fragment of an old manuscript of l'Eve future: "We are in the ripe age of Humanity, that is all! Soon will come the senility & decrepitude of this strange polyp, & the evolution accomplished, his mortal return to the mysterious laboratory where all the Ghosts eternally work thei #Quote by Remy De Gourmont
Mythology quotes by John Mark Reynolds
#97. The Romans were a strong power before Virgil, but the Greeks had captured their imaginations. While Rome conquered physical Greece, Greek mythology had enveloped Rome. The Empire coul be confident in itself until a Roman poet matched Homer and harmonized Greek civilization with Roman ideals #Quote by John Mark Reynolds
Mythology quotes by Madeline Miller
#98. The truce between the gods held only because Titans and Olympians each kept to their sphere. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Mythology quotes by Hávamál
#99. I know a ninth:

If through storms I need to protect my boat at sea,

I calm the wind on the wave and put all the sea to sleep. #Quote by Hávamál
Mythology quotes by Helen Lawrenson
#100. These are the beautiful people, who, befitting their rank as gods and goddesses of a powerful modern mythology, lead beautiful lives in beautiful houses, attired in beautiful clothes and, ostensibly, thinking only beautiful thoughts. #Quote by Helen Lawrenson
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kessler
#101. Come up when you're finished down here."
He raised a brow. "I don't have any alarms to check up there."
That sexy sparkle was back in her eyes. "Then I guess you'll just have to check me. #Quote by Lisa Kessler
Mythology quotes by Margaret Atwood
#102. To understand Homo sapiens' primary wish list, go back to mythology. We endowed the gods with the abilities we wished we had ourselves: immortality and eternal youth, flight, resplendent beauty, total power, climate control, ultimate weapons, delicious banquets minus the cooking and washing up - and artificial creatures at our beck and call. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Mythology quotes by Ana Franco
#103. Oh. Now you are not so afraid, then?"
Kitty opened her mouth, indignant. "I was not afraid before! I was... shocked. How many times do you see your orphanage roommate be able to turn someone into stone?"
"Every time I look in the mirror. #Quote by Ana Franco
Mythology quotes by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
#104. One is almost tempted to say that the language itself is a mythology deprived of its vitality, a bloodless mythology so to speak, which has only preserved in a formal and abstract form what mythology contains in living and concrete form. #Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
Mythology quotes by Carl Jung
#105. At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. #Quote by Carl Jung
Mythology quotes by Daniel McCoy
#106. It was highly fatalistic, but its fatalism was not one of complacency. It saw life as being ultimately doomed to tragedy, but with the opportunity for grand and noble heroism along the way. The Vikings sought to seize that opportunity, to accomplish as much as they could - and be remembered for it - despite the certainty of the grave and "the wolf." How one met one's fate, whatever that fate happened to be, was what separated honorable and worthy people from the dishonorable and the unworthy. Norse religion and mythology were thoroughly infused with this view. The gods, the "pillars" who held the cosmos together, fought for themselves and their world tirelessly and unflinchingly, even though they knew that in the end the struggle was hopeless, and that the forces Of chaos and entropy would prevail. They went out not with a whimper, but with a bang. This attitude is what made the Vikings the Vikings. #Quote by Daniel McCoy
Mythology quotes by Rick Riordan
#107. I recalled my encounter with the sea goddess Ran, who had described her husband as a hipster who liked microbrewing. At the time, the description had been too weird to comprehend. Afterward, it had seemed funny. Now it seemed a little too real, because I was pretty sure the hipster god in question was standing right in front of me. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Mythology quotes by Sarah Gristwood
#108. Even their contemporaries felt that the relationship of Elizabeth and Robert transcended the details on practicality. There had to be some explanation for their lifelong fidelity, and those contemporaries put it down to 'synaptia', a hidden conspiracy of the stars, whose power to rule human lives no-one doubted: 'a sympathy of spirits between them, occasioned perhaps by some secret constellation', in the words of the historian William Camden, writing at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Theirs was a relationship already rooted in history and mythology. And that moment when Elizabeth heard she had come to the throne encapsulated much about their story. If our well-loved picture of Elizabeth's accession is something of a fantasy - if the reality is on the whole more interesting - you might say the same about our traditional picture of her relationship with Robert Dudley. #Quote by Sarah Gristwood
Mythology quotes by Eric Nierstedt
#109. You made an offering of a battle of gods and demons," Joshua said. "That kind of offer does not go unnoticed. You awoke the souls of your kinsmen inside the mortals they have become. #Quote by Eric Nierstedt
Mythology quotes by C.S. Lewis
#110. And after all, our mythology may be much nearer to literal truth than we suppose. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#111. Turn over, Helen."
An approving sound, very nearly a purr, left his throat as she obeyed. He looked down at her with eyes as bright as the reflection of stars in a midnight ocean. So brutally handsome, like one of the volatile gods of mythology, wreaking havoc on hapless mortal maidens at a whim.
And he was hers. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Mythology quotes by Assotto Saint
#112. Anytime one tries to take fragments of one's personal mythology and make them understandable to the whole world, one reaches back to the past. It must be dreamed again. #Quote by Assotto Saint
Mythology quotes by Amanda Carlson
#113. Your reign of terror will soon be over," he stated confidently. #Quote by Amanda Carlson
Mythology quotes by Grace Curley
#114. When he ran to him, his strong arms caged around him and his sun-streaked skin burned under his fingers. He ignored the burning. The soft mumble on his neck told him that he understood, that he loved him. He dared to kiss the sunlight and it kissed him back. #Quote by Grace Curley
Mythology quotes by Brynn Myers
#115. Tonight I will take back what is mine. #Quote by Brynn Myers
Mythology quotes by Madeline Miller
#116. He liked such sharpness, for there was nothing in him that had any blood you might spill. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Mythology quotes by Sulari Gentill
#117. Hero," he said softly, in a manner that was much like his father's. "Vengeance and glory are the ways of the Greeks and the Trojans. We are of the Herdsmen. #Quote by Sulari Gentill
Mythology quotes by Mackenzi Lee
#118. Mythology is all shite anyway,' she says. 'It never has stories about people like us. I'd rather write my own legends, or be the story someone else looks to one day, build a strong foundation for those who follow us. #Quote by Mackenzi Lee
Mythology quotes by Bruce Timm
#119. Beyond the mythology, Wonder Woman gets to play with several dichotomies. It's Amazon culture versus man's world; ancient mythological times versus the contemporary world; and, of course, all the male and female issues. #Quote by Bruce Timm
Mythology quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#120. In a word, mythology is a search; it is something that combines a recurrent desire with a recurrent doubt, mixing #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Mythology quotes by Lisa Kessler
#121. At its heart, dance is an extension of your soul braided into the music; it's not a bunch of steps to be memorized. Everyone can dance. #Quote by Lisa Kessler
Mythology quotes by Tai
#122. Even Cronus, the Titan who literally had his kids for breakfast, would find these facts hard to swallow. #Quote by Tai
Mythology quotes by Thomas Bulfinch
#123. 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. #Quote by Thomas Bulfinch
Mythology quotes by Michael Crichton
#124. These wafers had entered the mythology of the company, including their names: Tunguska, Vesuvius, Tokyo. The Vesuvius wafer put you on the Bay of Naples at 7:00 a.m. on August 24, A.D. 79, just before burning ash killed everyone. Tunguska left you in Siberia in 1908, just before the giant meteor struck, causing a shock wave that killed every living #Quote by Michael Crichton
Mythology quotes by Reginald Hudlin
#125. If comics are modern mythology, then black participation and representation is crucial. #Quote by Reginald Hudlin
Mythology quotes by W.B.Yeats
#126. Then the woman in the bed sat up and looked about her with wild eyes; and the oldest of the old men said: 'Lady, we have come to write down the names of the immortals,' and at his words a look of great joy came into her face. Presently she, began to speak slowly, and yet eagerly, as though she knew she had but a little while to live, and, in English, with the accent of their own country; and she told them the secret names of the immortals of many lands, and of the colours, and odours, and weapons, and instruments of music and instruments of handicraft they held dearest; but most about the immortals of Ireland and of their love for the cauldron, and the whetstone, and the sword, and the spear, and the hills of the Shee, and the horns of the moon, and the Grey Wind, and the Yellow Wind, and the Black Wind, and the Red Wind. ("The Adoration of the Magi") #Quote by W.B.Yeats
Mythology quotes by Ernie Isley
#127. The muse of music isn't just from Greek mythology, but living in people like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin. #Quote by Ernie Isley
Mythology quotes by Rick Riordan
#128. Chiron looked surprised. I thought that would be obvious enough. The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Mythology quotes by Ilona Andrews
#129. You're like a god from a Greek myth, Saiman. You have no empathy. You have no concept of the world beyond your ego. Wanting something gives you an automatic right to obtain it by whatever means necessary with no regard to the damage it may do. I would be careful if I were you. Friends and objects of deities' desires dropped like flies. In the end the gods always ended up miserable and alone.
- Kate Daniels #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Mythology quotes by Helen Boswell
#130. You get to me all of the time. Always have. In all the good ways. #Quote by Helen Boswell
Mythology quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#131. The hoodlum-occultist is "sociopathic" enough to, see through the conventional charade, the social mythology of his species. "They're all sheep," he thinks. "Marks. Suckers. Waiting to be fleeced." He has enough contact with some more-or-less genuine occult tradition to know a few of the gimmicks by which "social consciousness," normally conditioned consciousness, can be suspended. He is thus able to utilize mental brutality in place of the simple physical brutality of the ordinary hooligan.

He is quite powerless against those who realize that he is actually a stupid liar.

He is stupid because spending your life terrorizing and exploiting your inferiors is a dumb and boring existence for anyone with more than five billion brain cells. Can you imagine Beethoven ignoring the heavenly choirs his right lobe could hear just to pound on the wall and annoy the neighbors? Gödel pushing aside his sublime mathematics to go out and cheat at cards? Van Gogh deserting his easel to scrawl nasty caricatures in the men's toilet? Mental evil is always the stupidest evil because the mind itself is not a weapon but a potential paradise.

Every kind of malice is a stupidity, but occult malice is stupidest of all. To the extent that the mindwarper is not 100 percent charlatan through-and-through (and most of them are), to the extent that he has picked up some real occult lore somewhere, his use of it for malicious purposes is like using Shakespeare's sonnets for to #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Mythology quotes by A.S. Byatt
#132. The black thing in her brain and the dark water on the page were the same thing, a form of knowledge. This is how myths work. They are things, creatures, stories, inhabiting the mind. They cannot be explained and do not explain; they are neither creeds nor allegories. The black was now in the thin child's head and was part of the way she took in every new thing she encountered. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Mythology quotes by Ann Wroe
#133. Time slipped and slid around him, unanchored by any fact that could be verified. Perhaps it did not matter. 'Where does our story take place, and when?' asked Cocteau at the start of Orphée. 'It's the privilege of legends to be ageless. Comme il vous plaira. As you please. #Quote by Ann Wroe
Mythology quotes by Nely Cab
#134. The pain in my heart was worse than anything I ever imagined. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't think. All I could feel was the void of her absence growing stronger inside me, and the panic of not ever seeing her eyes open again struck me like an iron whip. #Quote by Nely Cab
Mythology quotes by Robert B. Reich
#135. The idea of a "free market" separate and distinct from government has functioned as a useful cover for those who do not want the market mechanism fully exposed. They have had the most influence over it and would rather keep it that way. The mythology is useful precisely because it hides their power. #Quote by Robert B. Reich
Mythology quotes by Brad Thor
#136. Ancient Greek mythology claims that Dionysus, the god of wine, had been insulted by a passing mortal and swore that you would take revenge on the next one that came this way. He conjured up a team of ferocious tigers just as a beautiful young maiden was approaching. The maiden's name was Amethyst, and she was on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Artemis. As Dionysus released the Tigers, Artemis turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline to protect her from the tiger's claws. Upon seeing the beautiful statue, Dionisio wept wine–filled tears of regret, which stained the statue a deep shade of purple. From that moment on, the amethyst stone was known to hold significant protective properties. Apparently, as the myth recounts, amethysts could even protect you from the wrath of gods themselves. - Dr. Davidson #Quote by Brad Thor
Mythology quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#137. Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces belaboured by time, certain twilights and certain places try to tell us something, or have said something we should have missed, or are about to say something; this imminence of a revelation which does not occur is, perhaps, the aesthetic phenomenon. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Mythology quotes by Zack Snyder
#138. We tried to approach this as though there's never been a Superman movie before, but at the same time respecting the canon and mythology. There are the pillars that you have to respect, and I'm not about to break them. But it is fun for me to bend them and mess with them. #Quote by Zack Snyder
Mythology quotes by Dennis McKinsey
#139. Jesus is a mythical figure in the tradition of pagan mythology and almost nothing in all of ancient literature would lead one to believe otherwise. Anyone wanting to believe Jesus lived and walked as a real live human being must do so despite the evidence, not because of it. #Quote by Dennis McKinsey
Mythology quotes by Carl Jung
#140. We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology. #Quote by Carl Jung
Mythology quotes by Amie Kaufman
#141. But who names a starship the Icarus? What kind of man possess that much hubris, that he dares it to fall? #Quote by Amie Kaufman
Mythology quotes by Helen Morales
#142. Classical mythology has been so influential upon Western culture that everyone who is alive to the art,culture,politics, and languages of today encounters it. #Quote by Helen Morales
Mythology quotes by William Robertson Smith
#143. 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. #Quote by William Robertson Smith
Mythology quotes by Jon Favreau
#144. If you look at the mythology of aliens, there's a lot about gold. It's about them coming for gold; whether that's a simplification or not. If you think of 'Chariot of the Gods,' there's this reoccurring theme of gold. #Quote by Jon Favreau
Mythology quotes by Marina Warner
#145. I have always argued that we can't live by or be made to exist outside of mythology, and that every group and nation has, possibly unacknowledged to themselves, some myths by which they live. It remains important to revisit them, understand them and possibly retell them - or at least own up to them - and then it becomes possible to move something. If it's obscure or invisible to you, you can't budge those understandings. #Quote by Marina Warner
Mythology quotes by Mirette Baghat
#146. The first time Kiya met Hapi was over a year ago. On that day, she was at the temple - not to sell pigeons and bread as usual, but to pray and offer sacrifices on the altar of Horus - the God of protection. #Quote by Mirette Baghat
Mythology quotes by Will Advise
#147. I sometimes go to a mythical place called "workplace", where the doable is always unpassable as possible, especially when it pisses you off. #Quote by Will Advise
Mythology quotes by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
#148. The most revered presidents - Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson, both Roosevelts, Truman, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, Obama - have each advanced populist imperialism while gradually increasing inclusion of other groups beyond the core of descendants of old settlers into the ruling mythology. #Quote by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Mythology quotes by Nicholas Chong
#149. And thus Epimetheus took the lovely Pandora to wife in spite of the warning of his brother, Prometheus, then in the Caucasus, to beware of the Gods bearing gifts. #Quote by Nicholas Chong
Mythology quotes by Rick Riordan
#150. THE MARK OF ATHENA BABY!!!!!! #Quote by Rick Riordan
Mythology quotes by Emma Hamm
#151. You think very little of me, don't you?"
"On the contrary. I think very highly of you and become disappointed when you do not live up to my standards. #Quote by Emma Hamm
Mythology quotes by Michael Franti
#152. 'Star Wars' is mythology. It's like Greek mythology or Shakespeare. It's the story of good versus evil over a very long span of time. The storytelling is universal and timeless. #Quote by Michael Franti
Mythology quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#153. Self-manipulation is our medication. Mythology is our drug. The only cure is honesty. #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Mythology quotes by Anthony Doerr
#154. Read a certain way, the Natural History is preposterous, full of erroneous assumptions and cast-off mythology. Read another way, it is a window into Roman understanding two millennia ago. Read another way, it is a tribute to wonder itself #Quote by Anthony Doerr
Mythology quotes by Elizabeth Cunningham
#155. This is a passion story: my passion, his, ours - yours. #Quote by Elizabeth Cunningham
Mythology quotes by Rosalind Miles
#156. Rabi-'ah's achievement built on a tradition of female literacy, scholarship and intellectual creativity reaching back to the dawn of thought. Countless ancient myths ascribe the birth of language to women or goddesses, in a ritual formulation of the primeval truth that the first words any human being hears are the mother's. In Indian mythology the Vedic goddess Vac means "language"; she personifies the birth of speech, and is represented as a maternal mouth-cavity open to give birth to the living word. The Hindu prayer to Devaki, mother of Krishna, begins, "Goddess of the Logos, Mother of the Gods, One with Creation, thou art Intelligence, the Mother of Science, the Mother of Courage ... #Quote by Rosalind Miles
Mythology quotes by Madeline Miller
#157. I saw then how I had changed. I did not mind anymore that I lost when we raced and I lost when we swam out to the rocks and I lost when we tossed spears or skipped stones. For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty? It was enough to watch him win, to see the soles of his feet flashing as they kicked up sand, or the rise and fall of his shoulders as he pulled through the salt. It was enough. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Mythology quotes by Globe Digests
#158. The Romans gave Venus, their goddess of love, many of the attributes of Bastet, and often depicted her with a cat. Some historians believe importing cats to England was the Romans' greatest contribution toward civilizing the British. #Quote by Globe Digests
Mythology quotes by Julius Evola
#159. Anyone with an adequate education will easily acknowledge that in the mythology of the Eddas itself the essential element does not correspond to the pathos of the emerging and unleashing of elementary forces and of the struggle against them...the essential, in the tradition in question, is to be found in what are ultimately 'Olympian' meanings. These are implied, for instance, by the idea of Miðgarðr, which reflects the general idea of a supreme centre and fundamental order of the world, and which, in a way, may be considered the metaphysical basis of the idea of empire; by the symbolism of Valhalla as a mountain whose frozen and bright peak shines of an eternal light beyond all clouds; and, connected to this, the motif of the so called Light of the North in its many variants. In relation to this, I should recall the symbolism of the golden realm of Glaðsheimr, 'brighter than the sun'...and the image of the celestial place of Gimlé, 'more magnificent than any other and brighter than the sun,' which 'will endure even when the heavens and the earth pass away.' In this and many other motifs...a trained eye is bound to detect a testimony to a higher dimension in ancient Nordic mythology...According to Völuspá and Gylfaginning, after Ragnarök a 'new sun' and 'new race' will arise, the 'divine heroes'... will return to Iðavöllr and find gold, which symbolises the primordial tradition of luminous Asgard and the original state. #Quote by Julius Evola
Mythology quotes by Robert Jensen
#160. The United States is a society in which people not only can get by without knowing much about the wider world but are systematically encouraged not to think independently or critically, and instead to accept the mythology of the United States as a benevolent, misunderstood giant as it lumbers around the world trying to do good. #Quote by Robert Jensen
Mythology quotes by Nicholas Chong
#161. And thus, having been assured by Themis, the mother of the Fates,that it was fated that she & the God of War should meet, Aphrodite, with downcast eyes,informed the Goddess of Oracles, Rites & Laws that she would be happy to accept Ares` challenge, adding that she thought that Mars sounded better than Ares & that she would prefer to call him Mars if he would call her Venus. #Quote by Nicholas Chong
Mythology quotes by Willa Cather
#162. All Southern women wished of their menfolk was simply to be 'like Paris handsome and like Hector brave'. #Quote by Willa Cather
Mythology quotes by Elisabeth Naughton
#163. Alecto was the oldest, unceasing in anger. Magaera was next, retaliator of jealousy, and Tisiphone, the last, regarded as the avenger of murder. #Quote by Elisabeth Naughton
Mythology quotes by Ashwin Sanghi
#164. It is not history, theology or mythology that interest me. It is the fact that history, theology or mythology could have alternative interpretations or explanations. I try to connect the dots between the past and the present. #Quote by Ashwin Sanghi
Mythology quotes by Arnold Arre
#165. In this universe we live in. Stranger things have been known to happen. #Quote by Arnold Arre
Mythology quotes by Joseph Campbell
#166. When you translate the Bible with excessive literalism, you demythologize it. The possibility of a convincing reference to the individual's own spiritual experience is lost. (111) #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Mythology quotes by Daniel Quinn
#167. The mythology of your culture hums in your ears so constantly that no one pays the slightest bit of attention to it. Of course man is conquering space and the atom and the deserts and the oceans and the elements. According to your mythology, this is what he was BORN to do. #Quote by Daniel Quinn
Mythology quotes by Eric Nylund
#168. I don't look at it as writing a book in a videogame universe. I look at it as writing for 'Halo', which for me, transcends being just a great video game. It's evolving into a whole new mythology. #Quote by Eric Nylund
Mythology quotes by Jennifer Estep
#169. Just another part of that Spartan killer instinct. I can slay the ladies just as well as I can reapers. #Quote by Jennifer Estep
Mythology quotes by Tobias Wolff
#170. Writers cannot let themselves be servants of the official mythology. They have to, whatever the cost, say what truth they have to say. #Quote by Tobias Wolff
Mythology quotes by Sudha Kuruganti
#171. She isn't particularly beautiful, come to think of it. She's taller than most women are, and there's something about her jaw line that throws off the beauty of her face. And yet – the grace of her movements, the flash of her eyes, the way she dances…everything could be forgiven for the way she danced. – Night Dancer #Quote by Sudha Kuruganti
Mythology quotes by Susan Sontag
#172. A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Mythology quotes by Edmund Hillary
#173. I am inclined to think that the realm of mythology is where the Yeti rightly belongs. #Quote by Edmund Hillary
Mythology quotes by Kate Constable
#174. The Dreaming is always; forever ... it's always happening, and us mob, we're part of it, all the time, everywhere, and every-when too. #Quote by Kate Constable
Mythology quotes by Charleston Parker
#175. Your Life Determines Your Journey & Your Journey Determines Your Life #Quote by Charleston Parker
Mythology quotes by Eric Kripke
#176. Every so often, you want to map out your plot mythology but never so specifically that you can't let a story surprise you. You want to allow the type of action of the writer's room so that you have the ability to take a left turn. #Quote by Eric Kripke
Mythology quotes by Jack Chaucer
#177. Nera ... beautiful sun goddess, may I see you?" Ryzthar asked, his voice crackling with anticipation.
"No," she replied. "Ione dressed me today and, for once, I am grateful. What brings a troubled king up so far? To catch sight of me naked? #Quote by Jack Chaucer
Mythology quotes by Gerald Hausman
#178. Mythology can be defined as the sacred history of humankind. This is different from what we call "history." Mythical stories, when you trace them back to their origin, often have a sacredness, a holy quality that comes from the bedrock of lore from which they emerged. #Quote by Gerald Hausman
Mythology quotes by Kara Swisher
#179. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy, except - due to her rejection of Apollo's affections - nobody would ever believe her warnings. #Quote by Kara Swisher
Mythology quotes by Josh Strnad
#180. Hades cracked his knuckles on each hand, and the noise was like gunpowder caps exploding in the silence. "First dish duty," he mumbled to himself, "now possessed cowboys. This just isn't my night. #Quote by Josh Strnad
Mythology quotes by Richard Rohr
#181. For some of you, my quoting Jesus is the only way you will trust me; for others, it gives you more reasons to mistrust me, but I have to take both risks. If I dared to present all of these ideas simply as my ideas, or because they match modern psychology or old mythology, I would be dishonest. Jesus for me always clinches the deal, and I sometimes wonder why I did not listen to him in the first place. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Mythology quotes by Martin Scorsese
#182. When I was growing up in the mid-'50s, the Roaring Twenties were a huge part of the culture. There were a number of films and a bunch of television shows that dealt with the mythology of the underworld from that period. #Quote by Martin Scorsese
Mythology quotes by William Robertson Smith
#183. 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. #Quote by William Robertson Smith
Mythology quotes by George Orwell
#184. She also stirred a sort of envy in him by telling him that during the Two Minutes Hate her great difficulty was to avoid bursting out laughing. But she only questioned the teachings of the Party when they in some way touched upon her own life. Often she was ready to accept the official mythology, simply because the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to her. #Quote by George Orwell
Mythology quotes by Peter Jackson
#185. 'The Lord of the Rings,' published in the mid-1950s, was intended as a prehistory to our own world. It was perceived by Tolkien to be a small but significant episode in a vast alternate mythology constructed entirely out of his own imagination. #Quote by Peter Jackson
Mythology quotes by Charles De Lint
#186. People didn't realize it, but they needed myths to survive, just as much now as when their forebears were alive. Perhaps more. Mythology embodied the world's dreams, helped to make sense of the great human problems. Just as the dreams of individuals exist to give subconscious support to their conscious lives, so do myths serve as society's dreams. They uncover the dark, hidden places where mysteries dwell and can turn to nightmare if left untended. They make sense of injustice in archetypal terms. They give men and women a blueprint for how they may respond to success or failure, tragedy or joy. #Quote by Charles De Lint
Mythology quotes by Delos McKown
#187. In a segment of the Sermon on the Mount, appearing in Matthew 5, Jesus is reported to have set six new teachings of his against six old Jewish teachings. The latter are introduced by such words as 'You have heard that it was said by them of old time' and the former by 'But I say unto you.'
Since both the teachings of old time and Jesus' new teachings are predicated on the same profoundly mistaken views of human nature and of the world in general, it is unimportant for us here today to compare and contrast these teachings or to determine which is better or worse in some way or other. The point is that whether better or worse, in this way or that, both are lodged in an egregiously mistaken mythology
but in a mythology of enormous importance for us, because it is one of the wellsprings of Western culture. #Quote by Delos McKown
Mythology quotes by Geoffrey Pyke
#188. Our susceptibility to myth is a world danger. Because the application of science to human behaviour has come so late the myth is regarded as less dangerous than the bacillus. It is doubtful whether such a belief is justified. #Quote by Geoffrey Pyke
Mythology quotes by Scott Davis Howard
#189. Life ends with death for each of us - for kings, and slaves, and gods - we are tied together by the final knot of death and failure, so there is no reason to look down on any other or for the gods to be patronizing or judgmental. We all lose. We all fail. We all die. But we all fight, and struggle, and defeat is not refutation. #Quote by Scott Davis Howard
Mythology quotes by Gordon Korman
#190. You know what punk is? a bunch of no-talent guys who really, really want to be in a band. Nobody reads music, nobody plays the mandolin, and you're too dumb to write songs about mythology or Middle-earth. So what's your style? Three chords, cranked out fast and loud and distorted because your instruments are crap and you can't play them worth a damn. And you scream your lungs out to cover up the fact that you can't sing. It should suck, but here's the thing - it doesn't. Rock and roll can be so full of itself, but not this. It's simple and angry and raw. #Quote by Gordon Korman
Mythology quotes by Osho
#191. In India we have two different systems. One we call history; history takes note of the facts. Another we call purana, mythology; it takes note of the truth. We have not written histories about Buddha, Mahavira or Krishna, no. That would have been dragging something immensely beautiful into the muddy unconsciousness of humanity. We have not written histories about these people, we have written myths. What is a myth? A myth is a parable, a parable that only points to the moon but says nothing about it - a finger pointing to the moon, an indication, an arrow, saying nothing. #Quote by Osho
Mythology quotes by Lani Wendt Young
#192. His fingers painted my skin with ruby red patterns of desire. In Keahi's kiss I could taste the red burn of chili encrusted in the rich sweetness of melted chocolate. I breathed in his scent and it spoke to me of vanilla. The ink of my malu tattoo began to burn, searing markings of fiery joy. #Quote by Lani Wendt Young
Mythology quotes by Kailash Kher
#193. Nepal is a beautiful country with a lot of holy places. I also like the country because it's close to the Himalayas. According to Hindu mythology, that's the abode of Lord Shiva. #Quote by Kailash Kher
Mythology quotes by B.W. Powe
#194. Followers of another political party tell us that we will strengthen ourselves by ignoring our history, our traditions, our mythologies, our culture and vision, and by following the American way. #Quote by B.W. Powe
Mythology quotes by Amanda Carlson
#195. My body felt alive.
I need more.
"Valkyrie," Fen growled, eyes locked on my mouth. "Put your lips back on mine, and I will give you what you crave. #Quote by Amanda Carlson
Mythology quotes by Amanda Carlson
#196. Who are you?" I asked as he turned and headed deeper into the cavern.
"I am Fenrir the Wolf."
"I'm sorry, did you say you're a wolf? #Quote by Amanda Carlson
Mythology quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#197. The origin behind myths and religion is human terror of annihilation. Human societies invented mythology and religion in order to militate against people's fear of living a mortal life. People fear time as a destroyer of human happiness, human beings, and human societies. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Mythology quotes by Daniel Jose Older
#198. Octavia and Walter and Junot were speaking a language I'd heard all around me on the street but never read on the page, certainly not in the context of stories about aliens, detectives, or supernerds. This was a new mythology; it was permission. I'd always known I could get lost in a book; now I knew I could be found in one too. I #Quote by Daniel Jose Older
Mythology quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#199. Myth is already enlightenment, and enlightenment reverts to mythology. #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Mythology quotes by W.B.Yeats
#200. Children play at being great and wonderful people, at the ambitions they will put away for one reason or another before they grow into ordinary men and women. Mankind as a whole had a like dream once; everybody and nobody built up the dream bit by bit, and the ancient story-tellers are there to make us remember what mankind would have been like, had not fear and the failing will and the laws of nature tripped up its heels. The Fianna and their like are themselves so full of power, and they are set in a world so fluctuating and dream-like, that nothing can hold them from being all that the heart desires.
from a preface to
Gods and Fighting Men
by Lady Augusta Gregory #Quote by W.B.Yeats

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