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Joseph Campbell



    Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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    At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one. It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.

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    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.

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

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    The warrior's approach is to say "yes" to life: "yea" to it all.

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    Original Experience has not been interpreted for you, and so youve got to work out life for yourself. Either you can take it or you cant. You dont have to go far off the interpreted path to find yourself in very difficult situations. The courage to face the trials and to bring a whole new body of possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience that is the heros deed.

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    The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

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    The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater lifes pain, the greater lifes reply.

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    I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

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    Whenever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or place. Furthermore, it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history, mythology is absurd.

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    The myth is the public dream, and the dream is the private myth.

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

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

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    Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair is a totally different thing. A marriage is a commitment to that which you are. That person is literally your other half. And you and the other are one. A love affair isnt that. That is a relationship of pleasure, and when it gets to be unpleasurable , its off. But a marriage is a life commitment, and a life commitment means the prime concern of your life. If marriage is not the prime concern, you are not married.

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    Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one

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