I started to work on this book in 1954, when, having been called to active duty in the Navy, I was relieved of the burdens of a full-time psychoanalytic practice... Within a year of its publication, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene demanded, in a letter citing specifically 'The Myth Of Mental Illness', that I be dismissed from my university position because I did not "believe" in mental illness.
The Myth of Canada, its hidden story, is of a contemplative country, a place of inwardness, where people can question the idea of nationhood and ponder what values we wish to see expressed and achieved, and what solitudes of identity and reverie we wish to preserve.b. w. powe
That the Macedonians were of Greek stock seems certain. The claim made by the Argead dynasty to be of Argive descent may be no more than a generally accepted Myth, but Macedonian proper names, such as Ptolemaios or Philippos, are good Greek names, and the names of the Macedonian months, although differed from those of Athens or Sparta, were also Greek. The language spoken by the Macedonians, which Greeks of the classical period found unintelligible, appears to have been a primitive north-west Greek dialect, much influenced by the languages of the neighboring barbarians.
There was a muddy centre before we breathed There was a Myth before the Myth began, Venerable and articulate and complete.wallace stevens
It is not without fear and trembling that a historian of religion approaches the problem of Myth . This is not only because of that preliminary embarrassing question: what is intended by Myth? It is also because the answers given depend for the most part on the documents selected.mircea eliade
Sappho is a great poet because she is a lesbian, which gives her erotic access to the Muse. Sappho and the homosexual-tending Emily Dickinson stand alone above women poets, because poetry's mystical energies are ruled by a hierach requiring the sexual subordination of her petitioners. Women have achieved more as novelists than as poets because the social novel operates outside the ancient marriage of Myth and eroticism.camille paglia
That the Macedonians were of Greek stock seems certain. The claim made by the Argead dynasty to be of Argive descent may be no more than a generally accepted Myth, but Macedonian proper names, such as Ptolemaios or Philippos, are good Greek names, and the names of the Macedonian months, although differed from those of Athens or Sparta, were also Greek. The language spoken by the Macedonians, which Greeks of the classical period found unintelligible, appears to have been a primitive northwest Greek dialect, much influenced by the languages of the neighboring barbarians.
The age-long history of thinking on gravitation, too, was erased from the collective consciousness, and that force somehow became the serendipitous child of Newton's genius. The new attitude is well illustrated by the anecdote of the apple, a legend spread by Voltaire , one of the most active and vehement erasers of the past. … The need to build the Myth of an ex nihilo creation of modern science gave rise to much impassioned rhetoric.
Myth does not set out to give lessons in natural science any more than in morals or sociology.françois-bernard mâche
Myth therefore seems to choose history, rather than be chosen by it.françois-bernard mâche
Myth sought to report, to name, to tell of origins but therefore also to narrate, record, explain.
History is the Myth, the true Myth, of man's fall made manifest in time.
A good simulation, be it a religious Myth or scientific theory, gives us a sense of mastery over experience. To represent something symbolically, as we do when we speak or write, is somehow to capture it, thus making it one's own. But with this appropriation comes the realization that we have denied the immediacy of reality and that in creating a substitute we have but spun another thread in the web of our grand illusion.Heinz R(udolf) Pagels
Max Ernst died the 1st of August 1914. He resuscitated the 11th of November 1918 as a young man aspiring to become a magician and to find the Myth of his time.Max Ernst
Elizabeth Hand is one of American literature's finest prose poets of the fantastic. Her novels are powerfully lyrical, suffused with visionary agony and dreamlike eroticism; in her hands, Myth reattains the nightmare energy of its origins, staining the present and the future with atavistic hues of blood.elizabeth hand
Paradise Lost, A further observation could be made upon the story of the Fall and how it is possible to look upon it as a Myth of the breakdown of the bicameral mind.julian jaynes
No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No Myth is filled with such life.Albert Einstein
One [film] is based on the Medea Myth about a woman who kills her own child -- The Love of Ruins . It is almost a technical exercise to see if I can convince an audience or make an audience sympathetic to a woman who kills her own child.Peter Greenaway
Contrary to liberal Myth , Smith was not an apologist for capitalists . He argued in fact, that capitalists always seek "to deceive and oppress the public" by conspiring to inflate their prices and profits .david mcnally
That love loves fidelity [is] a Myth woven by men from their insecurities.david mitchell
Today the insatiable quest for profit promotes the new slavery. In bewildering ways, the new is more pernicious than the old, for the New American Slave is told he is free, and he clings to that Myth as if his life depended upon it, a suspicion that cannot be totally ignored.gerry spence
Scientists have long known that Darwinism is false. They have adhered to the Myth out of self-interest and a zealous desire to put down God.
Contrary to liberal Myth , Smith was not an apologist for capitalists . He argued in fact, that capitalists always seek "to deceive and oppress the public" by conspiring to inflate their prices and profits .
The motive for criticizing Myth, that is, its objectifying representations, is present in Myth itself, insofar as its real intention to talk about a transcendent power to which both we and the world are subject is hampered and obscured by the objectifying character of its assertions.rudolf bultmann
The Fishing Creek Confederacy which to some may seem a Myth was to us a bitter reality.
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