If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history.
When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it.
It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology.
You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks.
Heavy pillars, carved from the rock, bear the roof. Slowly, one's eyes become accustomed to the dim light; then they can make out marvelous representations from Indian mythology carved on the walls.
Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.
Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
In families there is always the mythology. My father died when my kids were quite young still, and yet they still tell his stories. That is how a person lives on.
I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.
Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.