- From a rationalist point of view anthropologists would be inclined to regard the bulk of this widespread belief in spiritual beings as being purely mythical, but for us to do so and stop there would lead to no satisfactory solution: the origin of myth itself needs to be explained, and one of the chief objects of our study throughout the remainder of this book is to make an attempt at such an explanation, especially of Celtic myth. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
- What do they call him- a Germanizer and a rationalist, isn't it, Hardy?" - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- It is one of the shallow illusions of the pseudo- rationalist school that the age of religious wars is passed for ever. - "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.