Top 10 Quotes by Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

Once you know the difference between right and wrong, you have lots fewer decisions to make.

Joseph Campbell
The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated Soul.
Joseph Campbell

God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!

Joseph Campbell
Modern romance, like Greek tragedy, celebrates the mystery of dismemberment, which is life in time. The happy ending is justly scorned as a misrepresentation; for the world, as we know it, as we have seen it, yields but one ending: death, disintegration, dismemberment, and the crucifixion of our heart with the passing of the forms that we have loved.
Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell
The quest for fire occurred not because anyone knew what the practical uses for fire would be, but because it was fascinating.
Joseph Campbell

Our life evokes our character. You find out more about yourself as you go on. That's why it's good to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower.

Joseph Campbell
All babies are Buddha babies.
Joseph Campbell

The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.

Joseph Campbell
The psyche is the inward experience of the human body, which is essentially the same in all human beings, with the same organs, the same instincts, the same impulses, the same conflicts, the same fears. Out of this common ground have come what Jung has called the archetypes, which are the common ideas of myths.