Joseph Campbell

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

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What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.

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Love is a friendship set to music.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Joseph Campbell — quotes and aphorisms

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

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

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

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

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

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

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

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

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