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Joseph Campbell
March 26, 1904 - October 31, 1987
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

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.


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


Love is a friendship set to music.

    Topics: Love Is

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


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


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


The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.


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

    Topics: Life

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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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

    Topics: Computer

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.

    Topics: Marriage

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

    Topics: Marriage

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


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