"God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Joseph Campbell on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Joseph Campbell on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Joseph Campbell on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Joseph Campbell on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Joseph Campbell on Albert Camus
"One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that."
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."
"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths."
"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
"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."