Quote by Eugene Ionesco
There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to realize myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have succeeded, this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is realizable. Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.
This quote emphasizes the power and truth embedded in mythological stories and beliefs. It suggests that history often fails to capture the full essence of these myths as it tries to adapt them into historical narratives. The quote further suggests that when history claims to achieve this, it is essentially deceiving and misleading. The statement implies that the realm of dreams and imagination holds the potential for realizing anything, whereas reality is not bound by the limitations of what already exists; it is simply what it is.
We need to reach the millions who live in cities, the hundreds of thousands in industrial centers, the tens of thousands in medium-sized towns, the thousands in small towns, and the hundreds in villages -- all these at once. Like a volcanic eruption, a spiritual revolution needs to spread through the country, to spur people to crucial decisions. People have to recognize the futility of splitting life up into politics, economics, the humanities, and religion. We must be awakened to a life in which all of these things are completely integrated.