I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn't really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.
We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
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.
Once you begin to explain or excuse...
The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.
I'm obsessed with Greek mythology. My favorite goddess is Artemis. She's strong and reminds me of Katniss, the heroine of The Hunger Games.
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.
Love cannot live where there is no trust.
They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn
Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.
Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.
In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream - an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.
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.
[The Bible is] a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology.
I think of mythology as the homeland of the muses, the inspirers of art, the inspirers of poetry. To see life as a poem and yourself participating in a poem is what the myth does for you.
It's not far-fetched that almost everywhere in the world where you have volcanoes you have mythologies or new gods being created.
I went to volcanoes where I knew that there was a lot of mythology around them; there was something like the creation of gods and monsters and demons.
If you want to change the world, help the women.
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