quotations
Search
   HOME | AUTHOR INDEX | SUBJECT INDEX | LINKS | USE OUR QUOTATIONS | CONTRIBUTE QUOTES | FORUM
Quotation of the day
Monday, 20 November 2017
Daily Quote:
"Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth." (Proverb, Greek - Poverty and The Poor)

rss 2.0

Subscribe
Unsubscribe
Send the Quote of the Day to a friend
Proverb of the Day
After a storm comes a calm.

Click here to see/listen to the equivalent proverb in:


Browse Quotations about Myth

 
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. - (Feibleman, James - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence. - (Stevens, Wallace - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. - (Levi-Strauss, Claude - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved. - (Edman, Irwin - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths. - (Marcus, Greil - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description. - (Lawrence, D. H. - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. - (Barthes, Roland - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words. - (Calvino, Italo - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final. - (Thompson, Hunter S. - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. - (Campbell, Joseph - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Myths which are believed in tend to become true. - (Orwell, George - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
One may as well preach a respectable mythology as anything else. - (Ward, Mrs. Humphrey - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts. - (Rushdie, Salman - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels. - (Strabo, Mikhail - Myth)
Send to friend | View
 
The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values. Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one. - (Oakley, Ann - Myth)
Send to friend | View


Quote: 1-15 of 16 Pages: 1 of 2 next 
View all quotes



Copyright © 2006 WorldQuotations.com. All Rights Reserved.