Either Zeus came to earth to shew his form to thee, Phidias, or thou to heaven hast gone the god to see.
In Greek Anthology.
Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not.Richard Dawkins
Myths are fun, as long as you don't confuse them with the truth.Richard Dawkins
The disinterested imaginative core of mythology is what develops into literature, science, philosophy. Religion is applied mythology.Northrop Frye
Real myths are often strange and startlingly unfamiliar, and don't always give up their meanings easily; you have to tease them out, and for me, that's one of the pleasures of reading older collections of lore.elizabeth hand
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.bertrand russell
Mythology is the crop which the Old World bore before its soil was exhausted.Henry David Thoreau
Are there any mythical beasts which aren't simple pastiches of nature? Centaurs, minotaurs, unicorns, griffons, chimeras, sphinxes, manticores, and the like don't speak well for the human imagination. None is as novel as a kangaroo or starfish.william poundstone