"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Joseph Campbell on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Joseph Campbell on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Joseph Campbell on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Joseph Campbell on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Joseph Campbell on Dalai Lama
"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."
"I don't have to have faith, I have experience."