Jim Morrison Quotes


Best 46 Quotes by Jim Morrison – Page 1 of 2

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

“A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world.”

“Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.”

“All our lives we sweat and save, building for a shallow grave.”

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

“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 experience.”

“Cancel my subscription to the resurrection.”

“Could any Hell be more horrible than now, and real?”

“Death makes Angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.”

“Drugs are a bet with your mind. It’s like gambling, somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where you’re 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.”

“Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.”

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

“Film spectators are quiet vampires.”

“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.”

“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.”

“I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.”

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“Grace is what matters. In anything. Especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. About people, that's what matters. That's a quality I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching for the gun too quickly; it keeps you from destroying things too foolishly; it sort of keeps you alive and keeps you open for more understanding.”

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“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.”

“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.”

“I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between.”

“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.”

“I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.”

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

“It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.”

“Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.”

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

“Love cannot save you from your own fate.”

“No heavenly power will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.”

“No one here gets out alive.”

“Nobody understands you better than yourself, but if someone tries to do it is because he loves you.”

“Nobody would stay interested in me if I was normal.”

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“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

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