Quotes and Sayings about Mythology



"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Knowledge, Formula, Mythology, World)

"For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Literature, Mythology)

"Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Knowledge, Language, Literature, Mythology)

"Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Education, Work, Knowledge, Hope, Charm, Mythology, Relaxation, Study)

"If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Mythology, Possessions)

"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Hollywood, Mythology, Popular)

"In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Success, Successful, Countries, Mythology, states, United)

"You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Mythology)

"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."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Chaos, Darkness, Mythology)

"If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Science, Technology, Fiction, Myth, Mythology)

"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."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Culture, Mythology)

"That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history."
- Thomas Howard
(Related: History, Mythology, Religious)

"Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Events, Mythology, Race)

"You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Life, Work, Ireland, Laws, Mythology, Name, Problems, Religious, World)

"Many of us view the bible and other religious teachings as mythology."
- Richard King
(Related: Bible, Mythology, Religious)

"To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies."
- Richard King
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Mythology)

"In families there is always the mythology. My father died when my kids were quite young still, and yet they still tell his stories. That is how a person lives on."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Father, Kids, Mythology)

"We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Bible, Mythology)

"It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology."
- Alfred Loisy
(Related: God, Mythology, Obvious, Personality, Reflection, Theology)

"Heavy pillars, carved from the rock, bear the roof. Slowly, one's eyes become accustomed to the dim light; then they can make out marvelous representations from Indian mythology carved on the walls."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Eyes, Light, Mythology)

"When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it."
- Glenn Quinn
(Related: Movies, Chance, First, Fun, Mythology, Pretty)

"I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Society, Culture, Mythology)

"I'm fascinated by almost any mythology that I can get my hands on."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Mythology)

"I'm usually working on my own mythology, my own realm of created characters. Stories in mythology inspire me, though I may not be conscious of it."
- Anne Rice
(Related: May, Mythology)

"Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Christianity, Mythology, Nothing, Witty)

"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."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Religion, Education, Bible, Language, Liberal, Mythology, Words, World)

"It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Family, Gods, Mythology)

"This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Being, Mythology, Study)

"In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Religion, People, Mythology, Ritual, Rules)

"But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Religion, Force, Mythology)

"I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step."
- Stephen Sommers
(Related: Love, Mythology, Rules)

"A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Fiction, Mythology)

"Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light. It is part of their mythology."
- Barbara Steele
(Related: Awareness, Light, Mythology)

"The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Society, Myth, Mythology, Years)

"Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Science, Bible, Mythology)

"Even befor doing this film, I've always been interested in mythology."
- Rachel True
(Related: Film, Mythology)

"All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: God, Mythology)