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«I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.»
«Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.»
Author: William J. Brennan, Jr.
, flow from
«Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.»
«Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.»
«Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.»
«Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ''the rat race'' is not yet final.»
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
, die hard
, In America
, not yet
, rat race
, The Legend
«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?»
Author: John Lennon
, here and now
, So I
«If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.»
«Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.»
Author: St. Thomas Aquinas
, in awe of
«Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts»