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Joseph Campbell Quotes

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

Joseph Campbell
Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair is a totally different thing. A marriage is a commitment to that which you are. That person is literally your other half. And you and the other are one. A love affair isn’t that. That is a relationship of pleasure, and when it gets to be unpleasurable , it’s off. But a marriage is a life commitment, and a life commitment means the prime concern of your life. If marriage is not the prime concern, you are not married.
Joseph Campbell
#Commitment

Joseph Campbell
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
#American Author

Joseph Campbell
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
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#American Author

Joseph Campbell
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author #Marriage

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

Joseph Campbell
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author #Consciousness

Joseph Campbell
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author #Dreams

Joseph Campbell
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.
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#American Author #Divorce

Joseph Campbell
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.
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#American Author #Money

Joseph Campbell
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author #Computers

Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author

Joseph Campbell
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author

Joseph Campbell
The world is full of people that have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are they should be living for.
Joseph Campbell
#Listening

Joseph Campbell
Whenever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or place. Furthermore, it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history, mythology is absurd.
Joseph Campbell
#Biography

Joseph Campbell
Love thine enemies because they are the instruments to your destiny.
Joseph Campbell
#Destiny

Joseph Campbell
Given that we are still in early 2006, the 2007 guidance is likely to be conservative with higher-than-2006 airplane deliveries, better margins at both [Boeing Commercial Airplanes] and [Integrated Defense Systems], strong cash flow, but low single-digit top line growth for its defense business.
Joseph Campbell
#Conservative

Joseph Campbell
When you see the Earth from space, you don't see any divisions of nation-states there. This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come; this is the country we will celebrate, and these are the people we are one with.
Joseph Campbell
#Earth

Joseph Campbell
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.
Joseph Campbell
#American Author #Land

Joseph Campbell
I had my heart set on three things: One, the choral office; two, the habit; and community life. We spend a lot of time together. We work together, eat together, pray together,
Joseph Campbell
#Community

Joseph Campbell
[I have no doubt that I stand here at the very center of creation. Every fir tree, each of its needles, the movement of wind, all that I perceive and even more that I don't, all resonate with a vital hum. It is the hum of the universe, what the Chinese call the ten thousand things, all of them speaking out, saying precisely nothing. Each is its own center, the exact place where the world begins.] The center is where you are standing, ... and the other center is where I am standing.
Joseph Campbell
#Creation

Joseph Campbell
Airbus really escaped unscathed in this cycle, ... Boeing has a monopoly with the big planes in Asia. (It) has really made a living out there; the Asian flu affects Boeing more than Airbus.
Joseph Campbell
#Asia

Joseph Campbell
A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy
Joseph Campbell
#Computers