Joseph Campbell Quotes

Day 1: “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.”

Day 2: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Day 3: If we fix on the old, we get stuck. When we hang onto any form, we are in danger of putrefaction.”

Day 4: “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.”

Day 5: “The warrior’s approach is to say ‘yes’ to life: ‘yes’ to it all.”

Day 6: “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.”

Day 7: “Every myth is psychologically symbolic. Its narratives and images are to be read, therefore, not literally, but as metaphors.”

Day 8: “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Day 9: “All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”

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