Joseph Campbell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Joseph Campbell quotes, Joseph Campbell sayings, and Joseph Campbell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. 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
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. Joseph Campbell
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
I think of mythology as the homeland of the muses, the inspirers of art, the inspirers of poetry. To see life as a poem and yourself participating in a poem is what the myth does for you. Joseph Campbell
The rise and fall of civilizations in the long, broad course of history can be seen to have been largely a function of the integrity and cogency of their supporting canons of myth; for not authority but aspiration is the motivator, builder, and transformer of civilization. Joseph Campbell
Clearly, mythology is no toy for children. Nor is it a matter of archaic, merely scholarly concern, of no moment to modern men of action. For its symbols (whether in the tangible form of images or in the abstract form of ideas) touch and release the deepest centers of motivation, moving literate and illiterate alike, moving mobs, moving civilizations. Joseph Campbell
Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and our complacency are coming to an end. The exclusivism of there being only one way in which we can be saved, the idea that there is a single religious group that is in sole possession of the truth—that is the world as we know it that must pass away. What is the kingdom? It lies in our realization of the ubiquity of the divine presence in our neighbors, in our enemies, in all of us. Joseph Campbell