99 Awesome Quotes By Jim Morrison That Will Help You Live A Meaningful Life
Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker
Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
James Douglas Morrison, who was better known as simply Jim Morrison, was one of the most famous rock stars of the 1960s and is of-ten regarded as perhaps the greatest rock star to have ever lived. Morri-son was a singer and song writer par excellence and became famous all over the world as the front man of the musical band ‘The Doors’. Morri-son was famous for the wild live performances that he delivered with the rest of his band members and a liking for drugs and alcohol made him an icon of the ‘swinging ’60s’. Morrison was famous for being a rebel and not only did he inspire the musicians of his
generation but also the musicians who came along in later years.Morrison was also an accomplished poet and in fact he used to recite his poems in between songs during live concerts with his band. Through his songs, poems and overall persona, he became a cultural icon of his era and remains one to this day. Through his songs and poems, Morrison delivered a lot of wisdom that are oft quoted by people to this day. Here are some of the select quotes from the man who was given the epithet ‘The Lizard King’.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Where's your will to be weird? The future is uncertain but the end is always near. It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me. I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. No one here gets out alive. Whoever controls the media, controls the mind There are things known
and there are things unknown
and in between are the doors. Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts 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. I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable. I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between. Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes. I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny. Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders round as ravens claws. Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you. There are no laws, there are no rules, just grab your friend and love him. I am troubled, immeasurably
by your eyes.
I am struck by the feather
of your soft reply.
The sound of glass
speaks quick, disdain
what your eyes fight
to explain. No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. Drugs are a bet with your mind. Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs. We're reaching for death
on the end of a candle
We're trying for something
that's already found us Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night? 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 I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. I'll never wake up in a good mood again.
I'm tired of these stinky boots I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft... Love cannot save you from your own fate. This is the strangest life I have ever known. Out here on the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned. Immaculate. Could any Hell be more horrible than now, and real? 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. Well, I've been down so Goddamn long,
that it looks like up to me. Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss People are strange when you're a stranger. We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. The Gate is Straight, Deep and Wide; Break On Through to the other side. Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. You live you die and death not ends it. Between childhood, boyhood, adolescence and manhood (maturity) there should be sharp lines drawn with tests, deaths, feats, rites, stories, songs, and judgments. Cancel my subscription to the resurrection. A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world. All our lives we sweat and save,
Building for a shallow grave. The Night is young
& full of rest
I can’t describe
the way she’s dress’d
She’ll pander to some strange
Anything that you suggest
Anything to please her guest. The world we suggest is a new wild west. A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the path of the sun… Lying on stained, wretched sheets with a bleeding virgin
We could plan a murder
Or start a religion. Film spectators are quiet vampires. There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal. Death Makes Angels of us all. Once you make peace with authority you
become an authority The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade for a role, you give up your ability to feel and in exchange put up a mask Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel. There may be a time when we'll attend Weather Theatres to recall the sensation of rain. Nobody would stay interested in me if I was normal 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. I pressed her thigh and death smiled Give me songs
and emerald dreams
and I'll give you love
unfolding. No one thought up being. He who thinks he has, step forward. If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. The subject says: I see first many things which dance... then everything gradually becomes connected. I am the Lizard King, I can do anything! No heavenly power will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. Or society places a supreme value on control -- hiding what you feel. Our culture mocks "primitive cultures" and prides itself on supression of natural instincts and impulses. 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. 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. This is the strangest life I've ever known [...] My wild words
slip into fusion
and risk losing
the solid ground.
So stranger, get
Probe the highlands. 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 Our culture mocks "primitive cultures" and prides itself on suppression of natural instincts and impulses. Door of passage to the other side, the soul frees itself in stride. Death makes Angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as Ravens claws The time you wait subtracts the joy
The heads the angel you destroy Nobody understands you better than yourself, but if someone tries to do it is because he loves you. The media controls the mind. 92. "I found and island in your arms and country in your eyes. 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... Cineama, heir of alchemy,
The last erotic science It's so eternal. As long as there are people, they can remember words and combinations of words. Nothing else can survive a holocaust, but poetry and songs. Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive Sleep is an under-ocean dipped into each night. The grand highway is crowded with lovers
so eager to please, and to forget. Wilderness I am troubled, immeasurably by your eyes. 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 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. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power. We are content with the 'given' in sensation's quest. We have been metamorphosised from a mad body dancing on hillsides to a pair of eyes staring in the dark.
Through art they confuse us and blind us to our enslavement. Art adorns our prison walls, keeps us silent and diverted and indifferent.
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
I'"ll never look into your eyes again
One shouldn't take life so seriously. No one gets out alive anyway.
All our lives we sweat and save
Building for a shallow grave
Must be something else we say
Somehow to defend this place
Everything must be this way.
We came from over here,
to over there
Then told we wonder
mindless to degree
most seldom furls
in slumber, burns
begins a century. It is wrong to assume that art needs the spectator in order to be. The film runs on without any eyes. The spectator cannot exist without it. It insures his existence.