The Quotidian, October 18, 2010 ~ Bliss

“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, accessed October 18, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 15, 2010].

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, October 18, 2010 ~ Bliss

  1. I definitely like the extended quote much better.
    Write on!

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