„There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.“

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>The clouds preceded us.There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.From this the poem springs: that we live in a place
That is not our own and, much more, not ourselves
And hard it is in spite of blazoned days.</p

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Wallace Stevens8
poeta estadounidense 1879 - 1955

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„For myth is alive at once and in all its parts, and dies before it can be dissected.“

—  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, libro The Monsters and the Critics

"Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" (1936), p. 14
Contexto: The significance of a myth is not easily to be pinned on paper by analytical reasoning. It is at its best when it is presented by a poet who feels rather than makes explicit what his theme portends; who presents it incarnate in the world of history and geography, as our poet has done. Its defender is thus at a disadvantage: unless he is careful, and speaks in parables, he will kill what he is studying by vivisection, and he will be left with a formal or mechanical allegory, and what is more, probably with one that will not work. For myth is alive at once and in all its parts, and dies before it can be dissected.

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„Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them.“

—  Albert Camus, libro El mito de Sísifo

The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Myth of Sisyphus
Contexto: You have already grasped that Sisyphus is the absurd hero. He is, as much through his passions as through his torture. His scorn of the gods, his hatred of death, and his passion for life won him that unspeakable penalty in which the whole being is exerted toward accomplishing nothing. This is the price that must be paid for the passions of this earth. Nothing is told us about Sisyphus in the underworld. Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them.

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„Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic“

—  Joseph Campbell, libro The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Fuente: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 1
Contexto: Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.

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Karl Popper Foto

„Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.“

—  Karl Popper, libro Conjectures and Refutations

Fuente: Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963), Ch. 1 "Science : Conjectures and Refutations", Section VII

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„A writer is in the end not his books, but his myth. And that myth is in the keeping of others.“

—  V.S. Naipaul Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Nepalese ancestry 1932 - 2018

"Steinbeck in Monterey" (1970), in Daily Telegraph Magazine (3 April 1970), later published in The Overcrowded Barracoon, and other articles (1972)

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„As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

"A Conversation With Jorge Luis Borges" http://www.wooster.edu/artfuldodge/interviews/borges.htm, Artful Dodge (April 1980)
Contexto: As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries. I mean, why should I think of myself as being an Argentine, and not a Chilean, and not an Uruguayan. I don't know really. All of those myths that we impose on ourselves — and they make for hatred, for war, for enmity — are very harmful. Well, I suppose in the long run, governments and countries will die out and we'll be just, well, cosmopolitans.

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„Symbol and myth do bring into awareness infantile, archaic dreads and similar primitive psychic content. This is their regressive aspect. But they also bring out new meaning, new forms, and disclose a reality that was literally not present before, a reality that is not merely subjective but has a second pole which is outside ourselves. This is the progressive side of symbol and myth.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Fuente: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 4 : Creativity and the Encounter, p. 91
Contexto: Symbol and myth do bring into awareness infantile, archaic dreads and similar primitive psychic content. This is their regressive aspect. But they also bring out new meaning, new forms, and disclose a reality that was literally not present before, a reality that is not merely subjective but has a second pole which is outside ourselves. This is the progressive side of symbol and myth. This aspect points ahead. It is integrative. It is a progressive revealing of structure in our relation to nature and our own existence, as the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur so well states. It is a road to universals beyond discrete personal experience.

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„The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.“

—  Robert Heller British magician 1932 - 2012

Robert Heller cited in : Jonathon Green (1984) The Cynic's Lexicon: A Dictionary of Amoral Advice. p. 92

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„All cultures … have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Lecture 1B, 8:20
Mythology and the Individual (1997)
Contexto: All cultures … have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. It’s what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

P. L. Travers Foto

„The true fairytales … come straight out of myth; they are, as it were, minuscule reaffirmation of myths, or perhaps the myth made accessible to the local folky mind.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

Fuente: Myth, Symbol, and Meaning in Mary Poppins (2007), Ch. 2, p. 39
Contexto: The true fairytales … come straight out of myth; they are, as it were, minuscule reaffirmation of myths, or perhaps the myth made accessible to the local folky mind. One might say that fairytales are the myths falling into time and locality … is the same stuff, all the essentials are there, it is small, but perfect. Not minimized, not to be made digestible for children.

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„Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend.“

—  Charles de Lint author 1951

Goninan in Part One: The Hidden People, "Border Spirit" p. 336
The Little Country (1991)
Contexto: Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend. They are out attempts to make the impossible, possible — at least insofar as our spirits interact with the spirit of the world, or if that is too animistic for you, then let's use Jung's terminology and call it our racial subconscious. No matter the semantics, they are of a kind and it is legend and myth that binds us all together. … Through them, through their retellings, and through those version that are called religion while they are current, we are taught Truth and we attempt to understand Mystery.

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