Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

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).

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

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

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

Love is a friendship set to music.

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

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.

Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.

Love thine enemies because they are the instruments to your destiny.

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

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?

The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive

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.

Heroism is a matter of integrity - becoming more and more at each step ourselves.

Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair is a totally different thing. A marriage is a commitment to that which you are. That person is literally your other half. And you and the other are one. A love affair isn

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

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.

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.

Everybody's going to be looking at these little bits and pieces and deciding what they like and don't like. There's enough attractive pieces in that business that quite a few people will express an interest.

The theme of the Grail is the bringing of life into what is known as 'the wasteland.' The wasteland is the preliminary theme to which the Grail is the answer. It's the world of people living inauthentic lives - doing what they are supposed to do.

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

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