Joseph Campbell Quotes

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

Marriage Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Unity Quotes

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.

Trouble Quotes, Facts Quotes, Religion Quotes

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

Thought Quotes


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

Thinking Quotes

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

Sorrow Quotes

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

Sacred Quotes

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.

Marriage Quotes, Love Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Disappointment Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Identity Quotes

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.

Purpose Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Power Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Experience Quotes, Potential Quotes

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

Pain Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Goal Quotes, Heart Quotes, Nature Quotes

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Dreams Quotes, Myth Quotes

Love is a friendship set to music.

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

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.

Money Quotes

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

Heart Quotes

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

Experience Quotes, Faith Quotes

7 Top Joseph Campbell quotes about Life

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

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes

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.

Life Quotes

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Experience Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Blame Quotes