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Joseph Campbell Quotes

Writer
Born On
1904-03-26
Died On
1987-10-30
Birth Place
White Plains, New York, United States
Death Place
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Birth Sign
aries
Father
Charles Campbell
Mother
Josephine Campbell
Spouse
Jean Erdman, Jean Erdman Campbell
Nationality
American
Education
Columbia University (BA, MA)
Writers

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.

Joseph Campbell

Love is a friendship set to music.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Joseph Campbell

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.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell