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Joseph Campbell quotes

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

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

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

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

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

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

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

Love is a friendship set to music.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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