“Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.”
Chris Van Allsburg
“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief”
“Briefly leaving behind the molars and malocclusions to enter Yoknapatawpha County, the mythical realm of madmen and malingerers, drifters and grifters, funeral parties and lynch mobs.”
Samuel G. Freedman
“With its fine painting and its elaborate mural showing the mythic basis of kingship, the chamber has upended much of what we thought we knew about the early Maya.”
“It seems almost mythical to me. Just using the wind, in this partnership with nature, it was able to strike a blow at the creation of nuclear weapons.”
“In an era of 'Star Wars' and 'The X-Files,' Mars is like a suburb. As a mythical place, [its] day has passed. Now it's wheedling its way back into our hearts as a real place.”
“Just from him doing the things that he knew how to do, moment to moment -- it's not some mythic figure. It's just a common, everyday man. And I think that's what people are connecting to.”
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