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Archetypes Quotes

We’ve collected the best Archetypes Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Victoria Aveyard, Dennis Kucinich, Theo James, Oneohtrix Point Never, Maynard James Keenan. Use them as an inspiration.

I start out giving characters archetypes and parameters. Once I know the basics and have a rudimentary model, it’s easier to carve unique curves and edges. It’s quite easy to guess how a character is going to react if you know their background, and at a certain point, you realize you understand them personally.
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.
Divergent‘ is a story about people who don’t fit into a category – that is a big part of the message – but it’s also about conformity and forcing people into these simple archetypes. At the end of the day, humans don’t exist like that. We’re multifaceted.
Thrillers rely on certain archetypes and our familiarity with them is quietly driving all of the tension. So it becomes an interesting challenge from the score perspective, to enhance that tension without being noticed, just like those archetypes.
Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes.
There’s a great deal of tension between so many kind of distinctive and restrictive female archetypes and images in the world. When you play with the archetypes, you get free.
I think that some of the archetypes and works of science fiction that have pierced pop culture and stayed there are the darker ones and the dystopias.
You have to carry so many archetypes as an actor, especially as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed one.
Kristin Lehman
With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.
In archetypes, there is the Nurturer and the Warrior. Different kinds of strengths that, ideally, complement each other and are equally respected.
Anne Bishop
It’s important to me to create archetypes of human experiences and make them so that the song has a sense of purpose when you experience those emotions. You know, just making people feel like they’re not alone.
There’s a wide spectrum between a Navy SEAL hero-killer and a traumatized victim, but those are the archetypes – hashed and rehashed in the media, in popular culture, in the minds of people with a lot of preconceived notions but not much else.
Most musicals are informed by very rigid archetypes. If you get a very sophisticated mind writing them, you sense something else, but it’s a folk-art form, really, at its best. At different times, I’ve tried to push against it as much as I possibly could, but ultimately, it is a folk-art form.
I love Athena. I love all the goddesses and the archetypes and what they represent because I think they’re always going to be relevant not just to women but to humanity. They’re living energy. There’s a lot we can still learn from them.
I’ve never read Joseph Campbell, and I don’t know all that much about story archetypes.
We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?
Poul Anderson
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.
Edmund Husserl
The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High‘ is one of my favorite movies; it’s a film that’s a human comedy, it’s a drama, and the characters all, in a way, fit the teenage archetypes, but they don’t become stereotypes because each of the actors brought their own presence and their own personality to the screen.
The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.
Comics deal with fundamental archetypes. We’ve been called the myth-makers of the modern age.
I hope people realize that drag queens and queer people, we’re not just archetypes and stereotypes. We’re human beings with a lot to share. And a drag queen doesn’t have to just be a clown, she can also be like a cooking TV personality or like a DJ, or a talk-show host. We should be able to infiltrate TV everywhere.
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
I’m quite drawn to women artists who use themselves in their work. There is a very feminine point of view, the use of female archetypes. I love artists who play with those kind of things genuinely.