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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #myths

You read any Greek myths, puppy? The one about the gorgon Medusa, particularly? I used to wonder what could be so terrible that you couldn't survive even looking at it. Until I got a little older and I figured out the obvious answer. Everything.

Mike Carey & Peter Gross

#everything #gorgon #greek-myths #medusa #age

Apparently, myths become truths if upheld long enough.

Eric Chaisson

#truth #age

The Rape of Europa. Both the myth and the picture only prove the power of beauty to turn anyone into a beast.

Lara Biyuts

#fine-arts #life #myths #power #art

It's what's known as an origin myth. What happened to me? That's no myth.

Meg Cabot

#myths #persephone #pierce-oliviera #death

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.

Angela Carter

#cults #does #emotional #father #first

Religious sentiments are many a times much above reality. All are aware of reality but blinded by faith and faith has always led to many a myths become reality".

Amit Abraham

#faith #myths #religious #sentiments #faith

So here is why I write what I do: We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what’s been taken from us or what poison we’ve internalized or how hard we’ve had to work to expel it – – we all get to dream.

N.K. Jemisin

#inspirational #myths #stories #writing #inspirational

MYTH: Beautiful Writing Trumps All REALITY: Storytelling Trumps Beautiful Writing, Every Time

Lisa Cron

#on-writing #storytelling #wired-for-story #writing #writing-myths

In ancient times, people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female, female/female. In other words, each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really gave it much a thought. But then God took a knife and cut everybody in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half.

Haruki Murakami

#live #love #myths #love

Humans are a story telling species. Throughout history we have told stories to each other and ourselves as one of the ways to understand the world around us. Every culture has its creation myth for how the universe came to be, but the stories do not stop at the big picture view; other stories discuss every aspect of the world around us. We humans are chatterboxes and we just can't resist telling a story about just about everything. However compelling and entertaining these stories may be, they fall short of being explanations because in the end all they are is stories. For every story you can tell a different variation, or a different ending, without giving reason to choose between them. If you are skeptical or try to test the veracity of these stories you'll typically find most such stories wanting. One approach to this is forbid skeptical inquiry, branding it as heresy. This meme is so compelling that it was independently developed by cultures around the globes; it is the origin of religion—a set of stories about the world that must be accepted on faith, and never questioned.

Nathan Myhrvold

#myths #religion #stories #faith

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