That is the contrast that I seek to illustrate for my students through the materials of Greece and Rome, the Celts and Germans, the Bible and Islam. And I find that it serves not only to make clear to them certain grand lines of historical stress and conflict but also to bring out some of the problems of their own lives and beliefs in this strange society of ours, where for six days a week we honor the humanistic values of Greece and Rome and on the seventh for half an hour or so, confess guilt before a jealous Levantine god. Then we wonder why so many of us must repair to the psychoanalyst.
That is the contrast that I seek to illustrate for my students
-- Joseph Campbell
Find more quotations at www.jcf.org/quotes