Joseph Campbell, a noted expert on mythology, laid out the basic elements of this concept in his book The Hero’s Journey. (Read more about the hero’s journey here.)
It’s the outline for all of the hero story arcs that you are familiar with: the protagonist goes on an adventure, faces many challenges, overcomes a great obstacle, and brings the gifts earned back home.
The hero’s journey is something that all human beings experience. If you take a moment to think about everything you’ve done, how you managed to face and overcome any situation which almost made you give up your goals or dreams, and how kind you’ve been to others in your life to date, I am confident that deep down, you are a hero.
The following is a collection of quotes about The Hero’s Journey. Many taken from the works of Joseph Campbell but also includes other authors that are referencing his work.