Mythology Quotes

Joseph Campbell

You become mature when you become the authority of your own life.

Rick Riordan

Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.

Rick Riordan

I said hello to the poodle.

John Lennon

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It
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?

Mark Twain

The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.

Priya Ardis

He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again.
I pictured smacking him in the face.

Priya Ardis

Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel.

Lani Wendt Young

You will be the one chosen to reach out to embrace man once again as the heart. So that all will be as it should. ‘Fatu-ma-le-ele-ele’ You will give your fire so that Man may live. And he will give his heart so that earth may live.
Thus it has been spoken.

Priya Ardis

Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn’t let go until I had to come up for air.

Simona Panova

Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.

Priya Ardis

Why did you wear heels? How are you supposed to fight a gargoyle in what you're wearing?

Priya Ardis

Plus, I happened to be a history nerd. Why else would I be interested in a guy born in the year 519?

Priya Ardis

If I were to lock you up in a dungeon, I guarantee you would not be bored.

Priya Ardis

The last declaration he'd made to me hung between us. The L word. The one that had nothing to do with like.

Priya Ardis

The combination of razor-sharp wit (completely real) and his credentials (completely fake) had won them over in the end.

Kate Constable

The Dreaming is always; forever... it's always happening, and us mob, we're part of it, all the time, everywhere, and every-when too.

Cristina M. Sburlea

It made the woman feel like a thousand seas had come together from all worlds, like faraway lands had been bridged together, and the vastness of the known and the unknown were somehow easier to comprehend.

Joseph Campbell

Thinking in mythological terms helps to put you in accord with the inevitables of this vale of tears. You learn to recognize the positive values in what appear to be the negative moments and aspects of your life. The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

İlhan Berk

I don't know about you, the world is here to be mythologized. It has, therefore, no other end. Transforming into myth, to be a myth! That's what we call eternity.

Simona Panova

The unknown grayish mystifying forest was benumbed into frost-covered cold, and the tremendous pines towering above the dark marshy soil resembled a gathering of severe mute brothers from a forbidden ancient order worshiping forgotten gods no one had ever heard of outside of the world of secret occult visions.

Edith Hamilton

Love cannot live where there is no trust.

Umberto Eco

After so many years even the fire of passion dies, and with it what was believed the light of the truth. Who of us is able to say now whether Hector or Achilles was right, Agamemnon or Priam, when they fought over the beauty of a woman who is now dust and ashes?

Lauren Hammond

The voice blurs and fades, like a faint cry riding on the tails of the wind. I yawn and stretch, rolling over. I fold my pillow under my head and wait for the voice to return. When I hear nothing but the sound of my own breathing I allow myself to drift back into a dreamless slumber.

Roger Zelazny

I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.

Rainer Maria Rilke

And when suddenly
the god stopped her and, with anguish in his cry,
uttered the words: ‘He has turned round’ –
she comprehended nothing and said softly: ‘Who?

Jake Jesser

How do you give something away with the knowledge that you will get it back in three days, and then claim it to be the 'Ultimate Sacrifice'?

Johann Baptist Metz

Tko npr. formulira govor o Bogu Abrahamovu, Izakovu i Jakovljevu tako da se u njemu više ne čuje Jobov uzdisaj i tužaljka 'Ta dokle još?', taj se ne bavi teologijom nego mitologijom.

Caroline Goode

Wait a minute, hold on... The dude dies, and the girl cries so hard that she gets turned into a fountain?

John Milton

Where the bright seraphim in burning row
Their loud uplifted angel trumpets blow.

Ursula K. Le Guin

As often as we made love I remembered what my poet told me, that this man was born of a goddess, the force that moves the stars and the waves of the sea and couples the animals in the fields in spring, the power of passion, the light of the evening star.

Leanna Renee Hieber

As the Promethean fire which banished Darkness, so Knowledge bears the Power and the Light.

Joseph Campbell

What we're learning in our schools is not the wisdom of life. We're learning technologies, we're getting information. There's a curious reluctance on the part of faculties to indicate the life values of their subjects.

Joseph Campbell

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

Joseph Campbell

There seem to be only two kinds of people: Those who think that metaphors are facts, and those who know that they are not facts. Those who know they are not facts are what we call "atheists," and those who think they are facts are "religious." Which group really gets the message?

Joseph Campbell

Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people's religion. And religion may, in a sense, be understood as popular misunderstanding of mythology. (8)

Stephen H. Furrer

Myths are, in fact...neither primitive nor untrue. They are, rather, a kind of poetry that helps us make sense of the world and our place in it.

William Harwood

The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.

Oscar Wilde

Women treat us [men] like humanity treats gods – they worship us and keep bothering us to do something.

Krishna Udayasankar

No one person is the cause for or consequence of all that happens. I am just the tenth man, the threshold, the turn in the tide. I stand here on the shoulders of humanity, a mere instrument of Time.
– Govinda Shauri

Krishna Udayasankar

The Wheel of Time spins: there is beginning and there is end. But why does the Wheel of Time spin? Is it some divine force that propels it? Or is that force humanity, people in search of change and a better way of life?
– Asvattama Bharadvaja

Ann Wroe

Time slipped and slid around him, unanchored by any fact that could be verified. Perhaps it did not matter. 'Where does our story take place, and when?' asked Cocteau at the start of Orphée. 'It's the privilege of legends to be ageless. Comme il vous plaira. As you please.

Kohta Hirano

The Bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame.

Charleston Parker

Quit Believing in Lies and Always Search For the Truth!

Ana Franco

Oh. Now you are not so afraid, then?"
Kitty opened her mouth, indignant. "I was not afraid before! I was... shocked. How many times do you see your orphanage roommate be able to turn someone into stone?"
"Every time I look in the mirror.

Katrina Sisowath

Oftentimes lies are found in those closest to you and truth in perfect strangers

Donna Grant

He turned to look at her. "We've some talking to do."
"Didn't we do that on the plane ride over here?"
"I doona remember talking. I remember kissing, touching, and many orgasms, but no talking.

Christine Warren

So I'm not allowed to take responsibility for the whole world, but you are, huh?
Kees felt the corners of his mouth twitch and his heart squeeze and then melt. ...
I am bigger, he growled.
And she laughed.

Denise Grover Swank

So how did it go?
I sat on the toilet and ran a hand over my hair. Um... it's still going, I whispered.
It's still going? Then what are you doing calling me?
Well... it's just that...
How could I put this? I can't find his penis.
Claire paused for half a second. How drunk are you?

Denise Grover Swank

I dropped my dress to the floor and sat on the sofa with renewed determination. This man was going to have sex with me whether he liked it or not.

Dean F. Wilson

I consider fantasy the heir of mythology, addressing a real human need to seek out answers to life’s many mysteries. It is a genre that can tell an entertaining and enthralling story on the surface, and yet deliver a potent message underneath, where everything becomes a symbol of something greater.

Philippa Ballantine

Mortals were such fickle creatures. They called into the dark, demanded answers and attention from forces they could not comprehend, and yet when they had that attention and those answers, they complained about them.

Sarah J. Pepper

My death granted immortality.
With one look, I knew he’d be my undoing…” Forgotten, book #1 of the Fate Trilogy

Rick Riordan

Swords can’t solve every problem.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus

But are they heroes or mere dreamers?

Helen Boswell

Her physical beauty had initially caught my attention, but it was her spirit that imprisoned my heart and soul forever. - Jonathan

Nicholas A. McGirr

Believe reality is what you were taught was myth.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

The belief that myths are somehow less true than the symbolic dream we call 'reality' may be the greatest myth of all.

Madeline Miller

He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature.

Krishna Udayasankar

I am death; I am this blood, these ravaged lands, and this wanton destruction.
– Panchali Draupadi

Krishna Udayasankar

… the greatest mystery, the greatest wonder of creation is that we are capable of both relentless reason and boundless love ... It is not about what we are, but what we can become.
– Govinda Shauri

Krishna Udayasankar

Kill them. Kill them all. Remind the world what it means to be Arya. Remind the world what it is to walk with the gods.
– Syoddhan Kauravya

Krishna Udayasankar

You… are the symbol of the revolution that will transform Aryavarta; you are the one who has brought us to this.
– Panchali Draupadi

Krishna Udayasankar

Peace is one thing, revolution is another. You were either impatient or highly optimistic to think one would lead to the other.
– Panchali Draupadi.

Krishna Udayasankar

I have placed my faith in humanity, but faith in the universal becomes meaningless without faith in the individual.
– Panchali Draupadi

Krishna Udayasankar

Men like you and I make myths, we weave stories to sanctify the life that has been given to us. But not Govinda. Men like him don’t make myths; they make destiny.
– Kshatta Vidur

Krishna Udayasankar

We are at war. There will be scars.
– Uttara Vairati

Krishna Udayasankar

Without love, we would not comprehend compassion.
- Govinda Shauri

Krishna Udayasankar

For too long now divinity and destiny have legitimized what reason and compassion would not. An individual for a family, a family for the kingdom, a kingdom for an empire... And now – an empire for humanity.
– Govinda Shauri

Krishna Udayasankar

A new age dawns, Uttara. The Wheel of Time has turned. Not too long from now – hopefully in our lifetime – Aryavarta will be a janapada, a realm ruled by its people, the largest such in the world!
– Abhimanyu Karshni

Krishna Udayasankar

Noble though it may be, our way of life is nothing but servitude. It does not take long for servitude to turn to subjugation.
– Shikandin Draupada

Krishna Udayasankar

The more we prepare for war, the more we make it a reality. Yet, it would seem, to prepare for war may also be the best and possibly the only way to avoid it.’
– Govinda Shauri, The Aryavarta Chronicles - Kurukshetra

Joseph Campbell

When you translate the Bible with excessive literalism, you demythologize it. The possibility of a convincing reference to the individual's own spiritual experience is lost. (111)

Joseph Campbell

The images of Myth are reflections of Spiritual and Depth potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating those we evoke those powers in our own lives to operate through ourselves.

Joseph Campbell

Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience.

Alexei Maxim Russell

Never invite any kind of spirit to enter either your home or your person. This is an extremely important point to remember. To do so always risks to unwittingly invite evil spirits in, instead. Good spirits never need to be invited in.

Tom Harpur

A too often forgotten truth is that you can live through actual events of history and completely miss the underlying reality of what's going. What history misses, the myth clearly expresses. The myth in the hands of a genius give us a clear picture of the inner import of life itself.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

An entire mythology is stored within our language.

Joanne Harris

I happen to know that history is nothing but a spin and metaphor, which is what all yarns are made up of, when you strip them down to the underlay. And what makes a hit or a myth, of course, is how that story is told, and by whom.

Joanne Harris

Well, that's history for you, folks. Unfair, untrue and for the most part written by folk who weren't even there.

Iris Murdoch

God lives and works in history. The outward mythology changes, the inward truth remains the same.

Vernor Vinge

Most civilizations had more fiction than they did real history.

Roger D. Woodard

In order to witness clearly the march of humanity from its inception to the present moment, an understanding of how humankind has held encounter with the divine as central is crucial. Ancient humanity provides us with an excellent laboratory for gaining such an understanding.

Gerald Hausman

Mythology can be defined as the sacred history of humankind. This is different from what we call "history." Mythical stories, when you trace them back to their origin, often have a sacredness, a holy quality that comes from the bedrock of lore from which they emerged.


…I bet Echo that she couldn't repeat the following line ten times fast:
Cupid's Academy counts kissing cousins as completed conquests cause his classes cunningly conspire unconscious couples to copulate and canoodle copiously.

Jonathan Safran Foer

...Food serves two parallel purposes: it nourishes and it helps you remember. Eating and storytelling are inseparable - the saltwater is also tears; the honey not only tastes sweet, but makes us think of sweetness; the matzo is the bread of our affliction.

C.G. Jung

Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.

Bryant McGill

The mythology of freedom under capitalism for the average person is a con job.

Rick Riordan

Sometimes the hardest power to master is the power of yielding. -Hestia

Thomas Paine

The Christian theory is little else than the idolatry of the ancient mythologists, accommodated to the purposes of power and revenue; and it yet remains to reason and philosophy to abolish the amphibious fraud.

Charleston Parker

In life, you have 3 choices. Give up, give in, or give it your all.

Charleston Parker

It is through your experience you find out who you really are and who you are is from finding your own experience who really defines you.

Charleston Parker

IGNORANCE is without gaining Knowledge & Knowledge is gained without IGNORANCE

Charleston Parker

Your Life Determines Your Journey & Your Journey Determines Your Life

Charleston Parker

An Ego Mind is a destructive mind and a rational mind is a peaceful mind.

Lani Wendt Young

His fingers painted my skin with ruby red patterns of desire. In Keahi’s kiss I could taste the red burn of chili encrusted in the rich sweetness of melted chocolate. I breathed in his scent and it spoke to me of vanilla. The ink of my malu tattoo began to burn, searing markings of fiery joy.

A.S. Byatt

The reading eye must do the work to make them live, and so it did, again and again, never the same life twice, as the artist had intended.

Emilia Polo

Alte Männer sind eine rachsüchtige Brut. Sie beneiden junge Männer um ihre Kraft und verübeln jungen Frauen ihre Verführungsmacht.

Jeanette Winterson

Atlas said, 'Must my future be so heavy?'
Hera said, 'That is your present, Atlas. Your future hardens every day, but it is not fixed.'
'How can I escape my fate?'
'You must choose your destiny.

Priya Ardis

Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”
Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.

Priya Ardis

Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?”
“You whacked me on the head with a ball!”
“You deserved it.

Priya Ardis

I caught his hand. “What do you want me to do?”
Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. “Tomorrow, I need you to die.

Priya Ardis

Do you think we can be friends?” I asked.
He stared up at the ceiling. “Probably not, but we can pretend.

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