"Cut off your head. Pegasus, poetry, was born of Medusa when her head was cut off. You have to be reckless when writing. Be crazy as your conscience allows."
~ Joseph Campbell
Posted by susan at January 14, 2005 2:51 PM
Great quote (and where'd you get that image? plaque? platter?) — nice duet of a reminder.
Posted by: Socks at January 17, 2005 7:41 AM
The Medusa is a Caravaggio painting. I love that quote too. I am a BIG fan of Joseph Campbell. Have you ever seen the pbs series Power of Myth?
Posted by: Susan at January 17, 2005 11:22 AM
Hi, Susan, it's me again. I didn't realize you did a daily blog (duh). Joseph Campbell is (was) one of my heroes, so was delighted to read this quote from him. The Bill Moyers series was wonderful, and I also have JC's book of the same. Years ago, in San Francisco, I got to go to a day-long seminar given by JC. I wish he were required reading in school!
Do hope you''re feeling a lot better!
Posted by: Nola Figen Perla at January 23, 2005 10:37 PM