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When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
by Joseph Campbell

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

Related topics: Inspirational Motivational Service Honor Compassion Self Purpose

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

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

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Never quit.
- Anonymous

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Don't quit.
- Anonymous

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

You can never quit.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
- Ted Turner

Suicide is man's way of telling God,
"You can't fire me -
I quit."
- Bill Maher

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Quit worrying about your health.
It will go away.
- Robert Orben

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

Feeling good about government is like looking on the
bright side of any catastrophe.
When you quit looking on the bright side,
the catastrophe is still there.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
- Janis Joplin

I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting,
down-to-earth person.
- Bela Lugosi

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me.
Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
- Hedy Lamarr

I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air.
- Carry Nation

If I did not believe God healed, I'd quit tomorrow and go get a job.
- Benny Hinn

Knowing when to quit is probably a very important thing,
but I just am not ready.
- James Taylor

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project
to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit
being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
- Tony Hillerman

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each
other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to
join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
- Travis Barker

Americans never quit.
- Douglas MacArthur

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired
and get paid just enough money not to quit.
- George Carlin

The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.
- David Lee Roth

When I quit all these things and said I didn't have any time,
I meant I didn't have any time.
- Sharon Olds

There's only one cure for what's wrong with all of us pitchers,
and that's to take a year off.
Then, after you've gone a year without throwing,
quit altogether.
- Jim Palmer

I would have quit before I went rock-n-roll.
I know one way, and that's natural, and when I can't make it,
I'll come home and stay.
I believe in my music.
- Ralph Stanley

They seem not to listen to what I have to say,
so I'm going to quit.
- Richard Kerry

Seventy-five percent of women who smoke would like to quit,
and yet only two to three percent quit every year...
It's significant because we can help women quit smoking.
- David Satcher

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride -
and never quit,
you'll be a winner.
The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
- Paul Bryant

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives,
you can only win.
- Shelley Long


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