A&O QUOTE – Joseph Campbell: The best things…

The best things cannot be told, the second best are  misunderstood.  After that comes civilized conversation;  after that, mass indoctrination; after that,  intercultural exchange.   And so, proceeding, we come to  the problem of communication: the opening, that is to  say, of one’s own truth and depth to the depth and truth  of another in such a way as to establish an authentic  community of existence.   


(Joseph Campbell 1968)[i]

Now visit the ART & ORGANISM notes on “The Problem with Words.”


[i].  Joseph Campbell. The Masks of God: Creative Mythology.  The Viking Press.  1968 p.84