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. 

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