“I find it so tragic and ironical that the age in which we live shpuld regard the words ‘myth’ and ‘illusion’ as synonymous in view of the fact that the myth is the real history, is the real event of the spirit. … The myth is the tremendous activity that goes on in humanity all the time, without which no society has hope or direction,  and no personal life has a meaning. We all live a myth whether we know it or not.”
–Laurens van der Post (1906-1996), South Africa