“When you follow your bliss… doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” ~ Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 to October 30, 1987)
Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist, educator, and author. His books included The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949).
Most of us know a short version of this quotation, “follow your bliss” and may know to include “doors will open.” I used the excerpt in an earlier blogpost. Link:
The longer quote is illuminating, and gives us more of the context for what Campbell was saying.
[Sources: quotation partially known to me and verified through use of thinkexist.com, accessed October 18, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 15, 2010].