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  • It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.

    Shaped By Stories « Tales from the Reading Room

  • If the occupiers and their organizers and spokespeople, including the capable Christopher Hedges, though he is now audibly verging on intoxication with the purple vapour of his own verbosity, and the unfeasibly abrasive Marxist myth-maker Naomi Klein want to last, they are going to have to do some strategic thinking and stop shouting long enough to acquire some tactical finesse.

    Conrad Black: My Manifesto For the Occupy Movement

  • It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, what we are at our best, when we are our most creative.

    365: Mirror, Mirror

  • And this naive faith requires necessary illusion, and emotionally potent oversimplifications, which are provided by the myth-maker to keep the ordinary person on course.

    Newspaper Editorial Board Cabals

  • Unfortunately, Santayana was as much a brilliant myth-maker as he was an illuminating writer.

    Dan Miller: "Harvard, We Have a Problem"

  • The ancient name for it was the Midgard serpent, and doubtless, for the old myth-maker, it had another significance.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • This is more like the language of a myth-maker than of a historian.

    The Truth about Jesus : Is He a Myth?

  • So the loquacious myth-maker John Hanks asserts; [24] but Lincoln himself refers his first vivid impression to a later trip, made in 1841, when there were β€œon board ten or a dozen slaves shackled together with irons.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • For the rest, we doubt not that the modern reporter is, to be mild, quite as much of a myth-maker as his elder brother, especially if we find modern instances that are essentially like the older cases reported in reputable journals or books, and by men presumably honest.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Scarabaeus, or great dung-feeding beetle of Egypt, rolling the ball before it in which it lays its eggs, is an obvious theme for the early myth-maker.

    Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition


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