Cory O'Brien

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“No, see what I’m trying to say is that I watch people organizing themselves into these neat little conflicts: Atheists versus Christians Jews versus Muslims Fundamentalists versus basically everybody and I feel like a kid in a broken home who can’t get Mom and Dad to stop fighting. The assumption that every one of these groups is making— and I think it’s important to acknowledge that every group, from scientist to Sikh, assumes this—is that they are right. That they are somehow behaving rationally. But the fact that we can get so angry about this stuff means that it’s not rational and I think we could get a hell of a lot further by synthesizing these beliefs than by finding more and more nuanced ways to call each other dicks.”
Cory O'Brien, Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

“Dionysus the god of drinking so hard you wake up with TWO hangovers and then they FIGHT.”
Cory O'Brien, Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

“That's all any of these myths have been trying to do. To take a huge, terrifying phenomenon, something you can only stare at and go "whoa", and turn it into something more our size. Something we can fit inside our puny brains. Something really cool, even: a story.”
Cory O'Brien, Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

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