Jim Morrison quotes

Born
December 8, 1943 Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

Died
July 3, 1971.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer.

Jim Morrison 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.

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.
– Jim Morrison
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
– Jim Morrison
This is the strangest life I’ve ever known.
– Jim Morrison
Drugs are a bet with your mind.
– Jim Morrison
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
– Jim Morrison
Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.
– Jim Morrison
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
– Jim Morrison
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
– Jim Morrison
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
– Jim Morrison
Where’s your will to be weird?
– Jim Morrison
Love cannot save you from your own fate.
– Jim Morrison
Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
– Jim Morrison
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.
– Jim Morrison
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.
– Jim Morrison
Film spectators are quiet vampires.
– Jim Morrison
Actually I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.
– Jim Morrison
Music inflames temperament.
– Jim Morrison
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
– Jim Morrison
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.
– Jim Morrison

Violence isn’t always evil. What’s evil is the infatuation with violence.
– Jim Morrison

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.
– Jim Morrison

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
– Jim Morrison