I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
He said myths and mythology wasn't to give meaning to life but to give us an experience of life, an experience of vitality in being alive.
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
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.
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.