Jim Morrison quotes

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

    #People #Way #Achieve

  • Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Life #Media #Uprising

  • Do you know how pale & wanton thrillful comes death on a strange hour unannounced, unplanned for like a scaring over-friendly guest you've brought to bed Death makes angels of us all & gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven's claws
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Angel #Wings #Ravens

  • Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Evening #Entertainment #World

  • I am troubled, immeasurably by your eyes. I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick, disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Eye #Fighting #Glasses

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Positive #Freedom

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Children #Parenting #Progress

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Sex #Truth #Lying

  • What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister? Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn And tied her with fences and dragged her down
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Knives #Sides #Dawn

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Love #Life #Friendship

  • I think people resist freedom because they're afraid of the unknown. But it's ironic....That unknown was once very well known. It's where our souls belong....The only solution is to confront them - confront yourself - with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free....
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Freedom #Thinking #People

  • A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Friendship #Being Yourself #Freedom

  • I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then- whoosh, and I'm gone...and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me- ever.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Stars #Able #Looks

  • That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Love #Self Esteem #Hate

  • No one thought up being. He who thinks he has, step forward.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Thinking #Steps #Steps Forward

  • There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Doors

  • I am the Lizard King, I can do anything!
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Kings #Lizards

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Death #Hurt #Fear

  • When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Peace #Authority

  • Death Makes Angels of us all.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Angel

  • I'll never wake up in a good mood again. I'm tired of these stinky boots
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Sad #Tired #Wake Up

  • No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Inspirational #Forgiving #Dawn

  • The world we suggest is a new wild west. A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the path of the sun…
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Evil #West #Sun

  • Out here on the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned. Immaculate.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Stars #Drug #Perimeter

  • Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night?
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Angel #Night #Light

  • I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Music #Hippie #Believe

  • Nobody would stay interested in me if I was normal
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Normal

  • Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Divorce #Glowing #Names

  • I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #People #Uncomfortable #Shakes

  • Love cannot save you from your own fate.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Love #Pregnancy #Love You

  • Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Cynical #Hatred #Emotion

  • Drugs are a bet with your mind.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Hippie #Addiction #Drug

  • I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Thinking #Important #Experience

  • Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Baby #Lying #Hippie

  • Film spectators are quiet vampires.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Movie #Vampire #Quiet

  • A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Men #Other Worlds #Paradise

  • The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Time #Ends #Uncertain

  • Cancel my subscription to the resurrection.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Resurrection

  • Another flashing chance at bliss Another kiss, another kiss
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Kissing #Chance #Bliss

  • Take it easy baby, take it as it comes - specialize in having fun!
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Baby #Fun #Easy

  • Where's your will to be weird?
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Being Yourself #Being Weird #Weirdness

  • Music inflames temperament.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Music #Temperament

  • You feel your strength in the experience of pain.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Inspirational #Strength #Inspiring

  • 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

    #Hilarious #Blow #Intelligent

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

    #Pain #Fear #Scary

  • It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Pieces #May #Best Of Me

  • Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Funny #Music #Nightlife

  • Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Death #Angel #Wings

  • There are no laws, there are no rules, just grab your friend and love him.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Law #And Love

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

    #Real #Doors #Say Anything

  • O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Art #Perfect #Hours

  • Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Mistake #Worst #Hairstyles

  • I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Art #Thinking #People

  • The Night is young & full of rest I can’t describe the way she’s dress’d She’ll pander to some strange requests Anything that you suggest Anything to please her guest.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Night #Way #Dresses

  • I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #People #Serious

  • Lying on stained, wretched sheets with a bleeding virgin We could plan a murder Or start a religion.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Lying #Bleeding #Murder

  • That's what real love amounts to- letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending- performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Real #Love You #People

  • Between childhood, boyhood, adolescence and manhood (maturity) there should be sharp lines drawn with tests, deaths, feats, rites, stories, songs, and judgments.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Song #Maturity #Childhood

  • 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

    #Love #Sex #Soul

  • This is the strangest life I've ever known.
    -- Jim Morrison

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Drinking #Night #Gambling

  • 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

    #Freedom #Giving Up #Hippie

  • Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Evil #Violence #Infatuation

  • People are strange . . .
    -- Jim Morrison

    #People #Strange #Weirdness

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

    #Lying #Cinema #Fear Of Death

  • The Gate is Straight, Deep and Wide; Break On Through to the other side.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Sides #Break #Gates

  • There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Mammals

  • Man, I'm sick of doubt.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Men #Sick #Doubt

  • You live you die and death not ends it.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Ends

  • Cineama, heir of alchemy, The last erotic science
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Heirs #Lasts #Alchemy

  • I can make the earth stop in its tracks. I made the blue cars go away. I can make myself invisible or small. I can become gigantic & reach the farthest things. I can change the course of nature. I can place myself anywhere in space or time. I can summon the dead. I can perceive events on other worlds, in my deepest inner mind, & in the minds of others. I can I am
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Other Worlds #Space #Blue

  • In the holy solipsism of the young Now I can't walk thru a city street w/out eying each single pedestrian. I feel thier vibe thru my skin, the hair on my neck --- it rises.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Hair #Cities #Skins

  • The time you wait subtracts the joy The heads the angel you destroy
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Angel #Joy #Waiting

  • the human race was dying out Noone left to scream n shout People living on the moon Smog will get you pretty soon Ship of Fools
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Moon #Race #People

  • All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Sweat #Building #Shallow

  • No one here gets out alive.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Life #Death #Alive

  • There may be a time when we'll attend Weather Theatres to recall the sensation of rain.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Rain #Weather #Theatre

  • I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Together

  • Do you know we are being led to Slaughters by placid admirals & that fat slow generals are getting Obscene on young blood Do you know we are ruled by t.v.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Blood #Slaughter #Fats

  • 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.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Chaos #Starting #Disorder

  • People are strange when you're a stranger.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #People #Strange #Stranger

  • I pressed her thigh and death smiled
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Thighs

  • The subject says: I see first many things which dance... then everything gradually becomes connected.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Firsts #Connected #Subjects

  • Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Eye #Hands #Wheels

  • We're reaching for death on the end of a candle We're trying for something that's already found us
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Song #Trying #Reaching

  • She needed Cholly's sins desperately. The lower he sank, the wilder and more irresponsible he became, the more splendid she and her task became. In the name of Jesus.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Jesus #Names #Tasks

  • I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash. It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD... I want to feel what it's like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death is only going to happen to you once; I don't want to miss it
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Sleep #Smell #Missing

  • I offer images-I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached-like the Doors, right? But we can only open the doors-we can't drag people through.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Memories #Doors #People

  • There's the know. And there's the unknown. And what separates the two is the door, and that's what i wanta be. Ahh wanna be th' dooooooooorrr...
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Doors #Two

  • Tell them you came, and saw, and looked into my eyes and saw the shadow of the guard receding. Thoughts in time and out of season, the hitchinker stood by the side of the road and levelled his thumb in the calm calculus of reason. [...] Why does my mind circle around you? Why do planets wonder what it would be like to be you? All your soft wild promises were words, birds, endlessly in flight.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Eye #Circles #Bird

  • Give me songs to sing and emerald dreams to dream and I'll give you love unfolding.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Dream #Song #Giving

  • [...] My wild words slip into fusion and risk losing the solid ground. So stranger, get wilder still. Probe the highlands.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Risk #Fusion #Losing

  • the time to hesitate is through no time to wallowin the mire Try now we can only lose and our love become a funeral pyre
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Funeral #Trying #Our Love

  • Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. Jealousy we understood and thought natural--a desire to have what somebody else had; but envy was a strange, new feeling for us.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Vanity #Envy #Feelings