Joseph Campbell Quotes

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You can’t have creativity unless you leave behind the bounded, the fixed, all the rules.

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.

American professor of literature, Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), was also a prolific writer about many aspects of the human experience.  His best known book was The Hero With a Thousand Faces (1949).

14 thoughts on “Joseph Campbell Quotes

  1. On one level, that first quote may have some truth, but look at Michelangelo as a prime refutation. He led a very structured, disciplined life and was a master artist in multiple mediums and an inventor / scientist to boot. 🙂

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