Karen Armstrong Quote

But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value.


A Short History Of Myth (ed. Canongate Books, 2004) - ISBN: 9781847673886

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But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting,...

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But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting,...

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But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting,...

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But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting,...