Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: March 26, 1904
Died: October 31, 1987
Birth Sign: Aries

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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.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

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

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

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

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

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

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

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

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.

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

Love is a friendship set to music.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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