Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

“The only way you can talk about this great tide in which you’re a participant is as Schopenhauer did: the universe is a dream dreamed by a single dreamer where all the dream characters dream too.”

from A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for…

Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for…

[Pause] Poets don’t drive cars. [Laughs] Poets don’t go to the supermarket. Poets don’t empty the garbage. Poets aren’t on the PTA. Poets, you know, they don’t go picket the Better Housing Bureau, or whatever. Poets don’t… poets don’t even speak on the telephone. Poets don’t even talk to anybody. Poets do a lot of listening and … and usually they know why they’re poets! [Laughs]

“People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.” Van Morrison once characterized Bob Dylan (b. May 24, 1941) as the gre