100+ Famous Joseph Campbell Quotes Follow Your Bliss

Who was Joseph Campbell?

The 20th-century American scholar, and amateur mythologist Joseph Campbell, was born in 1904 and died in 1987. He is known for his work on mythology and on the archetype of the hero’s journey.

Joseph Campbell was educated at Columbia and Princeton. He taught in the English Department at Sarah Lawrence College for 36 years. In addition to teaching and writing, he was also a professor of literature at New York University. Campbell helped popularize the idea that mythology was a metaphor which told the stories of people’s lives.

He was a leading interpreter of the symbols of the human journey from the hero’s birth to death. His writing, teaching, and conferences were extensive, and his impact on mythology and the interdisciplinary study of all aspects of human experience from culture to spirituality continues to be felt.

Joseph Campbell is a man who has devoted his life to studying, teaching and writing about comparative mythology and Daoist thought. He has a lot of experience in this field, and he has written quite a few books in this area.

Joseph Campbell worked as an advisor on many films, including James Cameron’s Avatar.

Joseph Campbell Quotes Follow Your Bliss

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” — Joseph Campbell.

Follow your bliss. Find where your deep gladness is, and follow that.

And when the way becomes difficult, as it will, do a dance on it./ I have given a name to my pain: Pussycat/And so I walk with rainbows in my eyes

Your time is limited – so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition –they somehow already know what you truly want to become.

We ask for love, but we often forget that it is unconditional love from within that we are looking for.

Nothing great ever came easily.

You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

90% of success is showing up.

If you don’t have the money, you don’t have the message/, And even if you do, you’ll be criticized for it anyway – and your precious energy will be wasted on people who don’t matter (who really aren’t your people).

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

We have a tendency to think of life in terms of gain and loss, but the real issue is how we feel about what we have.

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.

The secret of life is to fall seven times and stand up eight times.

“If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

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

Famous Joseph Campbell Quotes

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

To find your way out of the forest, you must first enter it. – Joseph Campbell

To be nobody-and-to-own-nothing is to be free.- Joseph Campbell

The path of least resistance leads down the road of no return.- Joseph Campbell

You take 100 steps forward and 100 steps back.-Joseph Campbell

The moment you give up hope, you begin to die.-Joseph Campbell

Change what you do; change how others react to you. – Joseph Campbell

The hero’s journey is a chain: He has been taught he is an outcast, and he struggles against this condition. – Joseph Campbell

It takes a long time to become a man and a day to be what you already are.-Joseph Campbell

Two ingredients make up the soup that constitutes a world: the past and the future. – Joseph Campbell

The others are within, and they will act one day. – Joseph Campbell

Progress is a comfortable disease. -Joseph Campbell

Why walk when you can ride? -Joseph Campbel

Be the kind of person you want to meet.-Joseph Campbell

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.

Whatever you give a man – even if he has it already – you have given him something his heart will always crave.- Joseph Campbell

Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm.- Joseph Campbell

There is no alternative path, but your own way- to your path be true And follow it straight to the end.- Joseph Campbell

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.-Joseph Campbell

The cry that is raised is the danger of the society, not the danger of the individual; it is a danger to all men that any man should seek to escape his human condition, for thereby he escapes his human power.-Joseph Campbell

If 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 that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are – if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.- Joseph Campbell

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains- Joseph Campbell

The function of myth in society is to give to the individual a sense of his [or her] proper place in the scheme of things.-Joseph Campbell

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It’s not something apart. – Joseph Campbell

As you dream, so shall you act.-Joseph Campbell

It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.- Joseph Campbell

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.-Joseph Campbell

Learn how to die before you die- Joseph Campbell

The path of least resistance is often the longest to follow.- Joseph Campbell

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