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

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

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Honor

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

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 PHOTO

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is a friendship set to music.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

The love of family and the admiration of friends is
much more important than wealth and privilege.
- Charles Kuralt

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

I am proud to be in the Senate.
I have always been proud to be a part of our political system.
It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours.
- Byron Dorgan

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations.
I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at
least one season with the Chicago Cubs.
That's baseball as it should be played -
in God's own sunshine.
And that's really living.
- Alvin Dark

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you,
for the privilege of kicking you once.
- William Faulkner

Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift,
the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
- David O. McKay

But if I had committed a breach of privilege,
it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House,
which was violated.
I was answerable there and not here.
- Preston Brooks

To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege.
- David Geffen

When you dominate other people's emotions,
the time has to come when you will have to pay,
and heavily, for that privilege.
- Ethel Waters

It is better to lose everything you have to keep the
balance of justice level,
than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.
- Bryant H. McGill

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and
tell you that if you elect me you will have elected
a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
- Charles Edison

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere.
What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
- Sam Ervin

Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
- William Beveridge

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned.
A widely- read man never quotes accurately,
for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
- Hesketh Pearson

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that
of chief mourner at a funeral.
- James Russell Lowell

The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the
opportunity to be everyone's neighbor.
- Thomas Menino

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so,
too.
- Voltaire

It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its
own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways.
- Paul Nurse

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also
that they should have this promise to all generations.
- Thomas Goodwin

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

CNN canceled all the shows I was on.
They're going in a different direction,
but that's their privilege.
They own the business.
- Robert Novak

Well, if I used the privilege of self-incrimination at that time,
I must have felt that perhaps there might be something
that might incriminate me in answering.
- Ethel Rosenberg

Rank does not confer privilege or give power.
It imposes responsibility.
- Peter Drucker


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