Top Ten Joseph Campbell Quotes

1Every 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.

2You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning... a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.

3Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here's the place to

4I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

5Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.

6When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

7God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

8Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

9The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

10Myths are public dreams, dreams are privte myths.