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Laura: As the world’s greatest detective, Batman has also deduced, apropos of nothing, that the ancient Egyptian gods live in a secret chamber nearby, and demands that the scientists take him there... we learn that the Egyptian gods were actually products of ancient genetic experiments who sometimes rose to the world above through a fountain, and inspired religious worship.
David: Yet another obscure conspiracy theory?
Laura: Gotta catch ‘em all, David.
Laura Hudson and David Wolkin, "The Complete and Utter Insanity of Batman Odyssey"

Janine: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?
Winston: Uhh... if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.

Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.
Morpheus, The Sandman #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

All tribal myths are true, for a given value of 'true'.

Phoebe: So...goblins are real...and so are unicorns...also dragons, sphinxes, and pixies! What else is real?
Marigold: Avocados!
Phoebe: I already know about avocados.
Marigold: I am so proud!

Don Gerb: Yes! The legends were true!
Sam: Damn it! Why are the legends always true?
Fuzzy: And disgusting! Always disgusting!

Year after year, science finds explanations, scientific reasons behind all the legends. They think this proves history was not as myth has shown it, but in fact it proves that all the myths were true.
Abney Park, "All The Myths Are True"

Legend tells us one thing, history another. But every now and then we find something that belongs to both.

Our ancient nightmares, the ghostly legends,
And fiendish tales, all the myths are true.
Scientists have unearthed enormous skeletons
They think we've disproved that all the myths are true.
Abney Park, "All The Myths Are True"

Legends are an important source of true information. They always turn out to be far more accurate than HISTORY. Listen and attend carefully if anyone recounts you a legend. ... But no matter how improbable the story, it will always turn out to be the exact truth and only by following it accurately can you hope to succeed in your QUEST. The Management will never allow anyone to tell you a Legend unless it is going to be important for you to know.

Think about it, mate: legends! When has a legend ever not been true, huh? HUH?!

Dig this, right? There are countless stories about creatures that "don't exist." All over folklore and mythology you find dragons, sea serpents, ghosts... Nessie, mermaids, Bigfoot, the chupacabra... Did you think people just made those up for fun?

The Nostalgia Critic: And because all religions are one hundred percent factual in the world of Indiana Jones, the stones do in fact have supernatural powers. It's weird; they even reference the coexistence of other gods in this movie.
Mola Ram: Then the Hebrew God will fall! And then the Christian one will be cast down and forgotten.
"A good myth is always true, even if they're not exactly right".
Murai, Digger

Of course, even without my help, other forces would keep the cosmos chugging along. Many different belief systems powered the revolution of the planets and stars. Wolves would still chase Sol across the sky. Ra would continue his daily journey in his sun barque. Tonatiuh would keep running on his surplus blood from human sacrifices back in the Aztec days. And that other thing — science — would still generate gravity and quantum physics and whatever.

Play chess with the Boatman
Well, apparently he plays chess in paintings and folk-songs. Which are always accurate, of course.

King Arthur: All things are true... few things are accurate.
Macbeth: Aye, no bloody kidding.

The Earth is flat. The Earth is a sphere. The Earth is a goddess, sleeping restlessly. The Earth is the center of the universe, and the Earth orbits the sun. All these are true.
Mage: The Ascension - The Book Of Worlds

Valkyrie Cain: Can I ask you a question? You know with vampires and werewolves and goblins and things, is there any mythological creature that doesn't actually exist?
Skulduggery Pleasant: Of course. The unicorn and the leprechaun would be the two main ones. The Loch Ness Monster isn't real, either, that's just someone called Bert.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked

While normally you might think “Well, Excalibur’s just a legend”, this is a comic book after all. Every legend and myth and story and religion are all true.
Linkara during his review of The Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga


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