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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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

The courage to face the trials and to bring... possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience that is the hero's deed. We have only to follow the heros path and where we had thought to find abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another we shall slay ourselves... Where we had thought to travel outward we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone we will be with all the world.

[Space dedicated to creativity is the goal of artists of all kinds. Virginia Woolf lauded the] room of one's own ... You must have a room or a certain hour or so a day where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning. . . This is the place of creative incubation . . . If you have a sacred place and use it something eventually will happen.

At such moments you realize that you and the other are in fact one. It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.

If You Are On Your Own Path Things Are Going To Come To You. Since It Is Your Own Path & No One Has Ever Been On It Before there

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

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.

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.

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

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

[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.

Given that we are still in early 2006 the 2007 guidance is likely to be conservative with higher-than-2006 airplane deliveries better margins at both [Boeing Commercial Airplanes] and [Integrated Defense Systems] strong cash flow but low single-digit top line growth for its defense business.

Airbus really escaped unscathed in this cycle ... Boeing has a monopoly with the big planes in Asia. (It) has really made a living out there, the Asian flu affects Boeing more than Airbus.

We do not think the Boeing IAM workers will strike when their contract expires on Sept. 2.

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.

It was a combination of a high rate of speed and an inexperienced driver. It's an unbelievable tragedy.

Any life career that you choose in following your bliss should be chosen with that sense

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.

I had my heart set on three things: One the choral office, two the habit, and community life. We spend a lot of time together. We work together eat together pray together

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

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