Joseph Campbell Quotes

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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.

Joseph Campbell

To find your own way is to follow your bliss. This involves analysis, watching yourself and seeing where real deep bliss is -- not the quick little excitement , but the real deep, life-filling bliss.

Joseph Campbell

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.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

Heresy is the life of a mythology, and orthodoxy is the death.

Joseph Campbell

I think it's important to live life with a knowledge of its mystery, and of your own mystery.

Joseph Campbell

Our life evokes our character and you find out more about yourself as you go on.

Joseph Campbell

The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated soul.

Joseph Campbell

In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams.

Joseph Campbell

It's only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell
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