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Wed need to leave fast. The biggest hurdle would be finding a ship. Passages across the Atlantic didnt always work out. The Black Sea wasnt easy to cross either. The ancient Greeks called it Pontos Axenos, the Hostile Sea. In our day and age, Greek myths were lifesaving required reading, and Id read enough of them to know that the Black Sea wasnt a fun place. "Where on the Black Sea?" "Georgia." Colchis. Bodyguard detail in the land of the Golden Fleece, dragons, and witches, where the Argonauts had sailed and nearly died.
— Ilona Andrews —

English teachers, workshops, and myths try to make writers slow down. We are the ONLY ART on the planet that tells young artists to not practice and do less to get better. Head-shaking in its stupidity. And new writers buy into that.

— Dean Wesley Smith

It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.

— John Pilger

The truth about an animal is far more exciting and altogether more beautiful than all the myths woven about it.

— Konrad Lorenz

I've always thought of wholeness and integration as necessary myths. We're fragmented beings who cement ourselves together, but there are always cracks. Living with the cracks is part of being, well, reasonably healthy

— Siri Hustvedt

I want to clear up a few myths about myself. People have written that I was a kindergarten teacher and a former Miss Texas, and neither is true.

— Krista Allen

There are so many myths out there about Marianne Faithfull, I had to, um, detach. But I can turn it on because Marianne Faithfull is really an attitude, you know.

— Marianne Faithfull

It began to strike me that the point of my education was a kind of discomfort, was the process that would not award me my own especial Dream but would break all the dreams, all the comforting myths of Africa, of America, and everywhere, and would leave me only with humanity in all its terribleness. And there was so much terrible out there, even among us. You must understand this.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anti-European politicians tell more myths and fantasies about Europe than you can find in Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code.

— Denis MacShane

I'm always interested in debunking myths if they are untrue. But it's also important to identify myths and how they function, what value they may have.

— Neal Ascherson

Facts are subversive. Subversive of the claims made by democratically elected leaders as well as dictators, by biographers and autobiographers, spies and heroes, torturers and post-modernists. Subversive of lies, half-truths, myths; of all those easy speeches that comfort cruel men.

— Timothy Garton Ash

Myths are the world's dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.

— Joseph Campbell

We live in our myths, we only endure reality.

— Robert Anton Wilson

Historically speaking all - or very nearly all - scientific theories originate from myths.

— Karl Popper

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