Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
— Joseph Campbell

myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
Michael Shermer myth quote

Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
— George Orwell

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
— Alan Watts

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
— myth quotation by Salman Rushdie