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: God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.
Joseph Campbell: 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: Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
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: A one sentence definition of mythology? "Mythology" is what we call someone else's religion.
Joseph Campbell: Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.