Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jim Morrison Quotes

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.

10. Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.

11. Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.

12. 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.

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

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

15. 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.

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

17. 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.

18. Love cannot save you from your own fate.

19. I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something.

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

21. Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

22. Drugs are a bet with your mind.

23. Where's your will to be weird?

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

25. This is the strangest life I've ever known.

26. Music inflames temperament. 

27. Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.

28. 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.

29. When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.

30. Film spectators are quiet vampires

31. Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

32. I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.

33. The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

34. People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

35. The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.

36. The future is uncertain but the end is always near.

37. 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.

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

39. No one here gets out alive.

40. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.

41. I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is between.

42. 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.

43. Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes.

44. There are no laws, there are no rules, just grab your friend and love him.

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

46. No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.

47. Man, I'm sick of doubt.

48. I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...

49. 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 may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??

50. Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night?

51. I'll never wake up in a good mood again. I'm tired of these stinky boots.

52. Out here on the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned. Immaculate.

53. Could any Hell be more horrible than now, and real?

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

55. There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal.

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

57. Cancel my subscription to the resurrection.

58. There may be a time when we'll attend Weather Theatres to recall the sensation of rain.

59. No one thought up being. He who thinks he has, step forward.

60. I think, in these days, especially in the States, you have to be a politician or an assassin or something, to really be a superstar.

61. Alright listen man, we got a special treat for you now. This is a little tour-de-force that we've only done a couple times in front of strangers, and it starts off kinda quiet, so if everybody just kinda relax, take a few deep breaths, think about your eventual end and what's gonna happen tonight; and we'll try and do something good to your head, right man? I don't know if you're aware of it, but this whole evening is being taped for eternity and beyond that too. And so listen man, if you want to be represented in eternity with some uncouth language then I hope you'll stand up on the top of your seat and shout it out very clearly or we're not going to get it on tape. Don't worry, the operation won't take long and you'll feel much better in the morning. (onstage introduction to The Celebration of the Lizard)

62. Cinema has evolved in two paths. One is spectacle. Like the phantasmagoria, its goal is the creation of a total substitute sensory world. The other is peep show, which claims for its realm both the erotic and the untampered observance of real life, and imitates the keyhole or voyeur's window without need of color, noise, grandeur.

63. The subject says "I see first lots of things which dance - then everything becomes gradually connected".

64. Few would defend a small view of Alchemy as "Mother of Chemistry", and confuse its true goal with those external metal arts. Alchemy is an erotic science, involved in buried aspects of reality, aimed at purifying and transforming all being and matter. Not to suggest that material operations are ever abandoned. The adept holds to both the mystical and physical work.

65. They can picture love affairs of chemicals and stars, a romance of stones, or the fertility of fire. Strange, fertile correspondences the alchemists sensed in unlikely orders of being. Between men and planets, plants and gestures, words and weather.

66. Cinema returns us to anima, religion of matter, which gives each thing its special divinity and sees gods in all things and beings. Cinema, heir of alchemy, last of an erotic science.

67. The Lords. Events take place beyond our knowledge or control. Our lives are lived for us. We can only try to enslave others. But gradually, special perceptions are being developed. The idea of the "Lords" is beginning to form in some minds. We should enlist them into bands of perceivers to tour the labyrinth during their mysterious nocturnal appearances. The Lords have secret entrances and they know disguises. But they give themselves away in minor ways. Too much glint of light in the eye. A wrong gesture. Too long and curious a glance.

68. More or less, we're all afflicted with the psychology of the voyeur. Not in a strictly clinical or criminal sense, but in our whole physical and emotional stance before the world. Whenever we seek to break this spell of passivity, our actions are cruel and awkward and generally obscene, like an invalid who has forgotten to walk.

69. Always a playground instructor, never a Killer.

70. Indian, Indian what did you die for?

71. Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages. Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests.

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