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Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was born in 1904 in New York City. Graduating with a Master's degree in humanities from Columbia University, he began to combine modern discoveries in archaeology, anthropology and the arts with the origins of major mythological themes. Joining the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Campbell's career as a writer began to flourish with the publication of "A Skeleton Key to F…

Date of Birth: March 26, 1904
Date of Death: October 30, 1987


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"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends" Joseph Campbell
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"Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself." Joseph Campbell
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"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 isnt that. That is a relationship of pleasure, and when it gets to be unpleasurable , its 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
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"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
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"A one sentence definition of mythology? "Mythology" is what we call someone else's religion" Joseph Campbell
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"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." Joseph Campbell
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"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
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"When we talk about settling the world's problems, we're barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It's a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives." Joseph Campbell
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"The demon that you can swallow gives you it’s power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply." Joseph Campbell
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"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." Joseph Campbell
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"Original Experience has not been interpreted for you, and so you’ve got to work out life for yourself. Either you can take it or you can’t. You don’t have to go far off the interpreted path to find yourself in very difficult situations. The courage to face the trials and to bring a whole new body of possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience – that is the hero’s deed." Joseph Campbell
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"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell
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"Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one" Joseph Campbell
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"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." Joseph Campbell
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"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come." Joseph Campbell
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"Love is a friendship set to music." Joseph Campbell
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"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." Joseph Campbell
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"Everybody's going to be looking at these little bits and pieces and deciding what they like and don't like. There's enough attractive pieces in that business that quite a few people will express an interest." Joseph Campbell
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"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
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"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." Joseph Campbell
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"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else." Joseph Campbell
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