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American public policy is run on a myth.
I was essentially paid to perpetuate the myth that we are all, or should at least try to be, 17 and a size 2 forever.
But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
In India, we never distinguished between history and myth. Our Puranas as well as Itihasas contain fantastical tales. They are lies that convey deeper truths.
And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth; that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette.
Whatever we want to think about American business - work hard, tell the truth, have morality - it's a myth. There's a lot of graft.
The West Wing seems to be feeding the myth about how presidential politics are.
All minorities think they're immune, but we're absolutely part of the one in five that gets skin cancer! It's a myth, and myths are meant to be debunked!
The reason it was so bruising when someone said I was from a rich family is that, like many of us, I'm deeply invested - probably overly so - in the myth of my own self-creation. I like to believe that I got where I am, such as it is, by working hard and charting my own course.
The sentiment of those suggesting the Olympics and Paralympics be combined is no doubt well intentioned. But it also echoes the myth that disabled people want to be other than what we are - that we'd like nothing more than to be 'allowed in' with the able-bodied competitors.
There's a myth that Roosevelt gave Stalin Eastern Europe. I was with Roosevelt every day at Yalta.
W. Averell Harriman
No, I don't think about the myth of the West. It's not the kind of thinking I do. That's more suited to people who live in big towns on the West Coast or East Coast, people who stay under a roof, in a room, all the time.
Tommy Lee Jones
Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative.
The sentient beast has long been a staple of fantasy fiction and its antecedents in myth and folktale.
Paul Di Filippo
People pushing the idea that everyone can live to be 100 are perpetuating a myth that goes all the way back to the Bible.
S. Jay Olshansky
There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed.
It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet. If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good, strong technique, your feet should be fine.
One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth.
From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
When you're starting out, you basically have all these assumptions about what it means to be an artist or how to be a rock star. It took me years, through trial and error, to figure out what does work for me. So much of it is counter to the myth of the rock-star life.
I wanted to think about our creation myth; you know, what is the fundamental story that defines America. And it certainly is the West.
Creation stories, so central in the religions of the Middle East, play a surprisingly marginal part in Greek myth. The Greeks had nothing to set alongside the resounding 'In the beginning' in the book of Genesis, where one eternal God creates the universe out of nothing.
I would love to be on 'Glee,' thus furthering the myth that I'm a gay man.
'Cold Case Files' and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can't stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can't fit on a bumper sticker.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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