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Mythical Quotes: 

After I recovered from ‘Lioness’, I wanted to write something about animals because I really like mythical creatures, especially dragons. At 12, I was one of those semi-recluses who did better with animals than people. Out of that, came the character, Daine, who could communicate with animals.

Tamora Pierce

I’m kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal.

Yoko Ono

The Seven Cities of Gold always fascinated me. Southwestern U.S. history especially fascinates me. The whole spur of the Spanish exploration of the Southwestern U.S. was the search for these mythical Seven Cities of Gold.

Neil Peart

All great cinema has the sense of the dynamic, the transitional, mixed with the mythical and the sense of ritual.

Neri Oxman

I wrote a novel called ‘Blonde,’ which is about Norma Jean Baker, who becomes Marilyn Monroe, which I called a fictitious biography. That uses the material as if it were myth – that Marilyn Monroe is like this mythical figure in our culture.

Joyce Carol Oates

I love action-adventure-type films – mythical adventures like ‘Lord of the Rings’ or superhero films like ‘Batman.’

Zac Efron

Before Hurricane Katrina, I always felt like I could come back home. And home was a real place, and also it had this mythical weight for me. Because of the way that Hurricane Katrina ripped everything away, it cast that idea in doubt.

Jesmyn Ward

A ‘harmonized’ life these days sounds like a tall order. Between housework, homework, workwork, and busywork, there are perpetually too many things to do, and not enough time to find that mythical balance. Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like you’re doing doing doing but getting nothing truly done that you really want.

Jack Canfield

Primes seem to me to be these unarbitrary, unique, fated things. It cannot be coincidence that the mythical numbers of storytelling like 3, 7, and 13 are random. The lower-end primes have incredible resonance in fiction and art.

Robin Sloan

For a kid in London, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place.

Orlando Bloom

The creation of George Smiley, the retired spy recalled to hunt for just such a high-ranking mole in ‘Tinker, Tailor,’ was extremely personal. I borrowed elements of people I admired and invested them in this mythical character. I’m such a fluent, specious person now, but I was an extremely awkward fellow in those days.

John le Carre

The true Resurrection is based not on the mythical lie of the guilty victim who deserves to die, but on the rectification of that lie, which comes from the true God and which reopens channels of communication mankind itself had closed through self-imprisonment in its own violent cultures.

Rene Girard

Whether you see Jesus as nothing more than a mythical figure or not, there’s no doubt that living your life in a Christ-like manner is a lot harder than the hedonistic lifestyle reflected in Hollywood.

Steven Crowder

My whole story is straight mythical. It’s tangible, but it’s also what life could be.

Travis Scott

When I wrote ‘The Giver,’ it contained no so-called ‘bad words.’ It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of ‘The Giver’; there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power.

Lois Lowry

‘The Paris Review’ was always the pinnacle: it was the place to be published. You were thrilled if you were published in ‘The Paris Review,’ and George Plimpton himself was practically mythical. He was a legendary figure.

James Salter

The reason I know I’m different to other people is I’m awake in the night, like all mythical creatures.

Gemma Collins

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.

Jacques Ellul

Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves.

Dolph Lundgren

The most famous secret base, I guess, would be Area 51, which a lot of people have heard of as a kind of mythical place. Well, it’s a real place.

Trevor Paglen

In L.A., fat people are mythical. We’re like Big Foot. ‘Oh, yeah, my cousin knows someone who’s fat.’ Nobody’s fat in L.A.

Ralphie May

Is there anything sadder than the foods of the 1950s? Canned, frozen, packaged concoctions, served up by the plateful, three meals per day, in an era in which the supermarket was king, the farmer’s market was, well, for farmers, and the word ‘locavore’ sounded vaguely like a mythical beast.

Jeffrey Kluger

If a star football player can have a mythical girlfriend, why can’t I have a mythical Congress?

Tina Brown

The real Amazons were long believed to be purely imaginary. They were the mythical warrior women who were the archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Every Greek hero or champion, from Hercules to Theseus and Achilles, had to prove his mettle by fighting a powerful warrior queen.

Adrienne Mayor

For many people, Timbuktu has long represented the essence of remoteness: a mythical, faraway place located on the boundaries of our collective consciousness. But like many of the myths associated with colonialism, the reality is very different.

Antonio Guterres

I’m Iranian, which means I feel that I have more right to take off other races and religions, being an ‘ethnic’ myself. But it’s a mythical character, the Fonejacker, and it’s all tongue in cheek.

Kayvan Novak

Nowhere else is there so large and consistent a body of oral tradition about the national and mythical heroes as amongst the Gaels.

Joseph Jacobs

I love anything that’s mythical, and fantasy is one of my favourite genres.

Amyra Dastur

A unicorn is a mythical creature that you’ve never seen before. And a unicorn player, he makes plays and does stuff you’ve never seen before.

Mohamed Bamba

I find increasingly that the more extreme are the things going on in your life, the more cultural reference points fail you. More mythical reference points actually help, and you realise that’s what myths are for. It’s for human beings to process their experience in extremis.

Michael Sheen

I wish, to be honest, that there were more myths about me. I wish I was more of a mythical person, and that then I’d have myths to dispel.


I think I live in this mythical world where doing the parts I do is not going to hurt me, and telling people my age is not going to hurt me. And it actually does. It’s a bit sick-making but, you know, I can’t change who I am.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Enlightened despots are mythical creatures; real despots seem more interested in stealing money or installing their sons after them.

Elliott Abrams

There’s a lot of stuff they don’t teach you in the mythical editors’ school. They don’t teach you that you’re going to have to spend a lot of your life in crisis management.

Bill Keller

If you look at the great Westerns, and at Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology, they all contain elements in common: a harsh landscape; demons or outlaws trying to stop or kill the protagonist; and there are mythical legends at their core, innate in all cultures.

Simon Toyne

I want to be in ‘The Hobbit.’ I love fantasy and mythical adventure films. I believe in fairies and angels. I believe in nature’s spirit, that there are other realms, other planets, life forms.

Julia Sawalha

There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.

Cornelia Funke

Setting a movie in an earlier age gives it a mythical quality.

Peter Riegert

This might disappoint you somewhat, but I have to say my interest in Tolkien has faded dramatically over the years. His language skills are amazing, his story good and fascinating, but… he has a very Judeo-Christian perspective, and his use of mythical creatures is very… ignorant.

Varg Vikernes

The vanishing of David Tang is like the unthinkable diappearance of a magnificent palace on a mythical mountaintop. He was a dreammaker, pianist, adventurer, writer, entrepreneur, scholar, connoisseur, and a great friend.

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Oxford has a slightly mythical rep, particularly for people who haven’t been there.

Kevin Whately

I don’t have a deep link with England like, say, Jonathan Coe or Hanif Kureishi might demonstrate. For me, it is like a mythical place.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute; we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.

Karen Armstrong

What’s so wonderful about being 6’3″. What is this mythical edge tall men have over average and short men?

Regis Philbin

For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

A lot of times, people think of Asian culture as some mythical world instead of modern people with modern occupations with modern problems, modern tools. Like, we’re not all just talking Taoism and kung fu – some people are just trying to get over their breakup with their boyfriend, and they’re Facebook-stalking.

Constance Wu

I think the membrane – I say that the membrane between life and death is perilously thin. And I do think the story of Jesus, this great mythical story, can have transforming value in our lives.

Jay Parini

There’s a mythical status to the Tony Awards. When you’re growing up as an actor, you hear about Broadway and the Tonys, but it’s not something you ever expect to experience.

Richard McCabe

I’d go into the woods to look for the witches, the mythical beings.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Chollima is actually a national animal of North Korea. It’s a mythical flying horse.

Dmitri Alperovitch

We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.

Morrie Schwartz

Venture-backed startups with billion dollar market caps are called ‘unicorns’ because they are supposed to be rare mythical creatures that few entrepreneurs will ever ride.

Jay Samit

What is Mythical?

Mythical and idealised, especially in the reference to the past, occurs in myths or folk stories.