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Quote Left Music, feelings of happiness, mythology, faces worn by time, certain twilights and certain places, want to tell us something, or they told us ... Quote Right
Quote Left Modred, whose magic song Made huge Plinlimmon bow his cloud-topped head. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Merrill Morgan, this crop stuff is just about a bunch of nerds who never had a girlfriend their whole lives. They're like thirty now. They make up secret codes and analyze Greek mythology and make secret societies where other guys who never had girlfriends can join in. They do stupid crap like this to feel special. It's a scam. Nerds were doin' it twenty five years ago and new nerds are doing it again. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department. Quote Right
Quote Left Have not all races had their first unity from a mythology that marries them to rock and hill? Quote Right
Quote Left Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. Quote Right
Quote Left The mythology of science asserts that with many different scientists all asking their own questions and evaluating the answers independently, whatever personal bias creeps into their individual answers is cancelled out when the large picture is put together. This might conceivably be so if scientists were women and men from all sorts of different cultural and social backgrounds who came to science with very different ideologies and interests. But since, in fact, they have been predominantly university-trained white males from privileged social backgrounds, the bias has been narrow and the product often reveals more about the investigator than about the subject being researched. Quote Right
Quote Left In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical. Quote Right
Quote Left Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past. Quote Right
Quote Left He said myths and mythology wasn't to give meaning to life but to give us an experience of life, an experience of vitality in being alive. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved. Quote Right
Quote Left Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past. Quote Right
Quote Left LEONARD I've failed, Chris. I can't locate the white collective unconscious. CHRIS I wouldn't feel too bad about that. You know, western culture hasn't really carried the baton on folklore and mythology. The rise of Christianity put the kibosh on it--the gospel hits the number one best-seller list and everything else gets remaindered. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Right
Quote Left 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 Right
Quote Left It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The Depth of your Mythology is the Extent of your Effectiveness. Quote Right
Quote Left All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent. Quote Right
Quote Left A fiction about soft or easy deaths ... is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning. Quote Right
Quote Left There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to realize myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have succeeded, this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is realizable. Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is. Quote Right
Quote Left Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks. Quote Right
Quote Left I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Quote Right
Quote Left The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominate political mythology. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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