Joseph Campbell - Quotes

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Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. ---->>>

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. ---->>>

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. ---->>>

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. ---->>>

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.

Love is a friendship set to music.

Love is a friendship set to music.

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-26, 1904
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Die: 10-31, 1987
Occupation: Author
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Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's magnum opus is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies (wikipedia)