"We are thus of that ancient and honorable company of wise men of the tribe, of bards and story-tellers and minstrels, of soothsayers and priests, to whom in successive ages has been entrusted the keeping of the useful myths. Let not the harmless, necessary word ‘myth’ put us out of countenance. In the history of history, a myth is a once-valid but now discarded version of the human story, as our now valid versions will in due course be relegated to the category of discarded myths."
— Carl Becker’s presidential address to the American Historical Association, 1931
"But with the typewriter and the printing press, you can manufacture articles far more deadly and effective than bombs. Buy a mimeograph machine and learn how to use it. Long after the smoke and destruction of a bomb is forgotten, products of your imagination and creativity can live on, making tiny explosions inside people’s minds."
— How to Smash the State (1971) by Fred Woodworth