Ray Manzarek quotes

  • You have to be open to the energy. If you can open your heart to the energy, that great love energy, of this entire universe, good things will happen to you. BUT, you've gotta believe. You've gotta believe in the goodness.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Believe #Heart #Great Love

  • The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you're free.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Inspirational #Life #Grandchildren

  • One of the great gifts of being a human being is that you can get rid of yourself and enter into the oneness of music.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Oneness #Humans

  • Drugs shouldn't be used for recreation although they can be, but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put you in touch with the powers of the universe.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Drug #Psychedelic #Used

  • Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Creative #Substance #Spirit

  • I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Intellectual #Dollars #Three

  • I thought we were gonna open up the world of poetry and music to all kinds of things, and yet, I can't really think of anyone who's done anything like it since.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Thinking #World #Poetry And Music

  • The ancient Egyptians used to say: if you say a man's name, he is alive. I take this opportunity to say, Jim Morrison.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Opportunity #Men #Names

  • To deny the darkness of the soul is to be but half a human being. But we had both sides.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Darkness #Soul #Half

  • I played music practically my entire life. But the first time I ever really played music was with John and Robby and Jim That's where it happened. it was an epiphany, a moment of profound clarity
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Profound #Firsts #Clarity

  • When you're glad to be alive, good ideas come. The reason good ideas don't come today is because we're all bottled up with greed and anger. We're mad.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Ideas #Mad #Greed

  • You dont make music for immortality you make music for the moment of capturing the sheer joy of being alive on planet earth, WOW! is this fun... this is just the greatest everybody should live it that way.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Fun #Joy #Alive

  • You want a showman, go see rock 'n' roll bands today. You want to have a shamanistic experience, get psychedelic, then you watch The Doors.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Rocks #Doors #Band

  • Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Men #Years #Racing

  • The Doors movie is a pack of lies. It did not make money. You want to make money in America? Tell the truth.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Lying #America #Doors

  • Rock 'n' roll is like a circus today.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Rocks #Today #Rock N Roll

  • We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane, Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her. Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing room and passed out cold.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Airplane #Grace #Hug

  • I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Player #Thinking #Piano

  • If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll. The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Men #Rocks #Black

  • I think I'm a very poor piano player.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Thinking #Player #Piano

  • The Doors were successful. It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman, the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing. That's why we were a band.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Successful #Doors #Band

  • Doors music is not a simple kind of music. It's like the Bauhaus. It's clean and pure. Morrison's lyrics are psychologically deep. So for people to understand Doors music is certainly a testament to their intellects.
    -- Ray Manzarek

    #Simple #Doors #People