Myth Quotes

They feed you on the guilt to keep you humble, keep you low Some man and myth they made up a thousand years ago.

I drag my myth around with me.

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.

Inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light.

The ideas that interpreted capitalism, at least in its early stages, were relatively candid. The ideas that justified colonialism have never been candid. There is nothing remarkable about this. On many matters men sense that the underlying reasons for action are best concealed. Conscience is better served by a myth. And to persuade others one […]

We must not be hampered by yesterday’s myths in concentrating on today’s needs.

Modernity has changed but by no means eradicated either the necessity for myth or the fundamental form of its discourse.

To be true to the mythical conception of a God is to be false to the interests of mankind.

Myths there must be, since visions of the future must be clothed in imagery. But there are myths which displace truth and there are myths which give wings to truth.

One is forced to speak not of what is held in common between the cultures, but what is held in common between the myths, and that in its simplest archetypal forms.