Joseph Campbell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Joseph Campbell quotes, Joseph Campbell sayings, and Joseph Campbell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.

Joseph Campbell

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

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.     

Joseph Campbell

People say that what we are seeking is in for life. I don't think this is what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive.

Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.      

Joseph Campbell

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

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

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.     

Joseph Campbell

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.     

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

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.

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.     

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.

Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.

Joseph Campbell

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.

Joseph Campbell

Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain. Love itself is pain, you might say -the pain of being truly alive.

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

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

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Campbell