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A hero is someone who has given his life to
by Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

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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 PHOTO

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

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

 

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- 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

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

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

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

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

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- 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

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

Your sacred space is where you can
find yourself again and again.
- Joseph Campbell

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

The goal of life is
to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- 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

Love is a friendship set to music.
- Joseph Campbell

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- 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

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- 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.
- 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.
- Joseph Campbell

Is the system going to flatten you out
and deny you your humanity,
or are you going to be able to make use of the system
to the attainment of human purposes?
- Joseph Campbell

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
- Joseph Campbell

One way or another, we all have to find
what best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life,
and dedicate ourselves to that.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

Every 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.
- Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors
where there were only walls.
- Joseph Campbell

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

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Welcome the conquering Hero -
and recognize that the Hero is... ourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Hero needed - apply now -
open minded independent thinker -
courage preferred.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self confident independent thinker -
sounds like the makings of a hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

Be Your Own Personal Greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14,
1973.
I just sat and stared at him.
- Loretta Lynn

You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
- Merton Miller

You can't think that you're playing a villain,
or you'll end up with a cartoon.
You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
- Tom Berenger

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.
- Douglas Horton

I am a hero worshiper.
I love the number one tennis player.
I love the number one baseball player.
I want to see those records broken.
- Martha Stewart

I'm no hero.
Heroes don't come back.
Survivors return home.
Heroes never come home.
If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
- Bob Feller

Freud was a hero.
He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors.
He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which
turned these terrors to stone.
- R. D. Laing

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
- Will Rogers

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree
of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
- Bob Dylan

I want to play an action hero.
I'm ready for roles that totally aren't me.
- Kirsten Dunst

Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
- Ethel Merman

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader,
but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about
what will happen to the hero.
- Mary McCarthy

The destroyer Cork, like the useful hero for whom it is named,
will be game to the last.
- Josephus Daniels

The hero of the book does long to experience God.
But his conception of God is very western.
- Orhan Pamuk

After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown,
Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion
because of his association with Tories.
- Ron Chernow

What is a hero without love for mankind.
- Doris Lessing

The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor.
He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that
he's a hero the whole time.
- Frank Miller

If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
- Alfred P. Sloan

No hero is mortal till he dies.
- W. H. Auden

And there is no trade or employment but the young man
following it may become a hero.
- Walt Whitman

We are the hero of our own story.
- Mary McCarthy


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