myth

A Quote by Roland Barthes on knowledge, myth, and world

Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

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A Quote by Robin Morgan on birth, catholicism, celibacy, change, church, control, evil, fear, life, myth, organize, power, religion, and women

Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity--an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on age, art, culture, existence, fiction, genius, imagination, legends, life, men, myth, people, philosophy, reality, and wonder

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. . . . The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder. . . . I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on goals, happiness, and myth

Happiness is a myth we seek, If manifested surely irks; Like river speeding to the plain, On its arrival slows and murks. For man is happy only in His aspiration to the heights; When he attains his goal, he cools And longs for other distant flights.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on death, life, and myth

Mythology is the womb of man's initiation to life and death.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on art, myth, soul, understanding, and world

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on adventure, darkness, dreams, good, myth, privacy, and society

The myth is the public dream and the dream is the private myth. If your private myth, your dream, happens to coincide with that of the society, you are in good accord with your group. If it isn't, you've got an adventure in the dark forest ahead of you.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, lies, myth, and truth

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate, contrived and dishonest but the myth persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1962, Commencement Address at Yale University

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A Quote by John C. Maxwell on myth

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The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.

John C. Maxwell

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A Quote by James Feibleman on belief, myth, and religion

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

James Feibleman

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