Joseph Campbell

Author

Nationality: American Born: March 26, 1904 Died: October 31, 1987

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
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.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.