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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. Wallace Stevens#Myths 67
Wallace Stevens#Myths 67
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 Joseph Campbell#Myths 61
Joseph Campbell#Myths 61
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved. Irwin Edman#Myths 60
Irwin Edman#Myths 60
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. Italo Calvino#Myths 55
Italo Calvino#Myths 55
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. Roland Barthes#Myths 54
Roland Barthes#Myths 54
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. Mikhail Strabo#Myths 47
Mikhail Strabo#Myths 47
Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression. Barbra Streisand#Myths 39
Barbra Streisand#Myths 39
One may as well preach a respectable mythology as anything else. Mrs. Humphrey Ward#Myths 34
Mrs. Humphrey Ward#Myths 34
Myths which are believed in tend to become true. George Orwell#Myths 33
George Orwell#Myths 33
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. James Feibleman#Myths 25
James Feibleman#Myths 25
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