Quotes Joseph Campbell
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”
“We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world.”
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Life is like arriving late for a movie having to figure out what was going on.
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living”.
Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
“If you are falling….dive.”
“Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.”
The idea in the hero adventure is to walk bodily through the door into the world where the dualistic rules don’t apply.—
“Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.” .
“Western myths represented something that is typical to Europe and nowhere else, and that is respect for the individual and the individual path, the individual way.”