Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

James "Jim" Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, wild personality, performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by both music critics and fans, as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history.

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A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human with the soul of a clown, which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders, smooth as ravens claws.

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But it's usually too battered with rules to be heard and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.

I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk stoned people to actually wake up and think you're doing something.

I'm interested in anything about revolt disorder chaos especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.

I believe in a long prolonged derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

This is the strangest life I've ever known.

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal private solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

When you make your peace with authority you become authority.

Film spectators are quiet vampires.

Each generation wants new symbols new people new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.

Love cannot save you from your own fate.

Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.

Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

Music inflames temperament.

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death the pain is over. Yeah I guess it is a friend.

Listen real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.

Drugs are a bet with your mind.

Where's your will to be weird?

I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely it can be like a mystical experence.

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel and in exchange put on a mask.

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

If my poetry aims to achieve anything it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.

Actually I don't remember being born it must have happened during one of my black outs.

I think in art but especially in films people are trying to confirm their own existences.

I am interested in anything about revolt disorder chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside I start outside and reach the mental through the physical.