Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
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.
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.
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
Myths are made for the imagination to breath life into them.
Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
Myths are early science, the result of men's first trying to explain what they saw around them.
I'm always interested in debunking myths if they are untrue. But it's also important to identify myths and how they function, what value they may have.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?
Over the centuries we have transformed the ancient myths and folk tales and made them into the fabric of our lives. Consciously and unconsciously we weave the narratives of myth and folk tale into our daily existence.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.
Myths are so intimately bound to culture, time, and place that unless the symbols, the metaphors, are kept alive by constant recreation through the arts, the life just slips away from them.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
The myth does not point to a fact; the myth points beyond facts to something that informs the fact
We need myths that will identify the individual not with his local group but with the planet.
The myth is a surviving fragment of the psychic life of the infancy of the race whilst the dream is the myth of the individual.
The poem . . . is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
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