Author Joseph Campbell53

One finds the same basic mythological themes in all the religions of the world, from the most primitive to the most sophisticated, from the North American plains to European forests to Polynesian atolls. The imagery of myth is a language, a lingua franca that expresses something basic about our deepest humanity. It is variously inflected in its various provinces.

Author John Lennon47

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...

Author Anne Rice40

I never lie,' I said offhand. 'At least not to those I don't love.

Author Lewis Carroll39

have i gone mad?im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.

Author Eleanor Roosevelt38

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.

Author Annie Dillard37

I have often noticed that these things, which obsess me, neither bother nor impress other people even slightly. I am horribly apt to approach some innocent at a gathering, and like the ancient mariner, fix him with a wild, glitt’ring eye and say, “Do you know that in the head of the caterpillar of the ordinary goat moth there are two hundred twenty-eight separate muscles?” The poor wretch flees. I am not making chatter; I mean to change his life.

Author Muse34

Honor LostAmbulant sunshine piercedthe soot covered glass ~the feeble man wandered byin this ritual morning pass ...

Author William Goldman33

We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.

Author Socrates29

If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman.

Author J. M. Barrie29

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Author Thomas Paine25

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

Author André Gide18

What would a narrative of happiness be like? All that can be described is what prepares it, and then what destroys it.

Author Álvaro de Campos13

in exceptional circumstances – exceptional in that all circumstances in life are exceptional, especially those which are nothing in themselves and come to be everything in their results.

Author Giovanni Morassutti12

Average acting is like jerking without an orgasm.

Author Frank Zappa12

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.