Joseph Campbell

1904 - 1987

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on death, life, and myth

Mythology is the womb of man's initiation to life and death.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on achievement, purpose, and value

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on heroism and thinking

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

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on art, myth, soul, understanding, and world

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.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on adventure and questions

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

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on life and spirituality

Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on strength

When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on desires, fear, garden, and life

We are kept out of the Garden by our own fear and desire in relation to what we think to be the goods of our life.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on experience and faith

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

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on jobs, justice, money, order, and slavery

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, (just) for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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