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Archetypes Quotes

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I've never read Joseph Campbell, and I don't know all that much about story archetypes.Christopher Nolan

I just watched so many Westerns as a kid that you end up using archetypes and sort of tropes of that genre, because there's a language there and you can twist it and turn it on its head or play to it or go sideways at any time.Gore Verbinski

That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in, anyway. The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.Brad Bird

I look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.John Boorman

The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.Atom Egoyan

More often than not, however, the person who flatly states 'Elves aren't like that!' is hard pressed to describe how they really look.... as if Tolkien has summoned archetypes from so deep in our minds that we can only recall them incompletely.John Howe

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!Edmund Husserl

A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.Maynard James Keenan

Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes.Maynard James Keenan

There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference.Dennis Kucinich

You have to carry so many archetypes as an actor, especially as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed one.Kristin Lehman

That's what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.Brian De Palma

The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction - there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.Marco Tempest

We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?Poul Anderson

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.Laura Dern