Barry Powell is the for his work at Oxford and books on classical myths and origins of Greek teachings. His insight over the decades has been instrumental broadening the understanding of this ancient culture. Here is a look at some of the best Barry Powell quotes from this time.
“Because challenge is the key to maintaining vitality of mind and body!”
“Bullshit might help you get to the top, but it won’t keep you there.”
“Delivering your message with a funny or touching story end is the key to creating emotion and making a lasting impact in their hearts and minds.”
“Don’t be discouraged if you have bad luck today. Better opportunities are always waiting ahead.”
“Don’t judge people before you know them. Their story might surprise you!”
“Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition!”
“If you can see it, you can be it.”
“Nothing is impossible, if YOU believe you can achieve it.”
“Sometimes, being optimistic is the only thing you can do in the moment.”
“The underlying logic of sacrifice was always the same: In order to gain the god’s goodwill, destroy what you value most.”
“Thomas Edison tried two thousand five hundred different materials in the process of searching for a filament for the light bulb. None worked satisfactorily. So his young assistant complained, “So much work for nothing. We have not learnt anything so far.” Edison replied with confidence, “Really? Haven’t we learned that there are two thousand five hundred elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb?”
“Tragedy allowed the audience to experience intense, sometimes disturbing emotions that could not be experienced in real life without terrible cost.”
“When you just dump information onto your audience, you are not really making an impact on their hearts and minds. But, when you start telling a story, a magic thing happens: They instantly give you their full attention.”
“Your life is limited to your vision. If you want to change your life, you must change your vision of your life.”
Barry Powell, the translater of ‘The Odyssey,’ discusses the roles of the Gods and Goddesses from the story.