Joseph Campbell Quotes

53 Joseph Campbell quotes:

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."
"God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends"
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"Whenever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or place. Furthermore, it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history, mythology is absurd."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"[I have no doubt that I stand here at the very center of creation. Every fir tree, each of its needles, the movement of wind, all that I perceive and even more that I don't, all resonate with a vital hum. It is the hum of the universe, what the Chinese call the ten thousand things, all of them speaking out, saying precisely nothing. Each is its own center, the exact place where the world begins.] The center is where you are standing, ... and the other center is where I am standing."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"As a white candle In a holy place, So is the beauty Of an aged face"
"The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"The world is full of people that have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are they should be living for."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Listening Quotes
"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."
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Privilege Quotes
"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."
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."
"Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before."
"However, if we are wrong and there is a strike, we would expect BA shares to trade down by $2 to $4 per share and we would consider that a buying opportunity."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive"
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Adventure Quotes
"It Takes Courage To Do What You Want"
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Original Experience has not been interpreted for you, and so youve got to work out life for yourself. Either you can take it or you cant. You dont have to go far off the interpreted path to find yourself in very difficult situations. The courage to face the trials and to bring a whole new body of possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience that is the heros deed."
"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."
"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."

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