Jim Morrison Quotes About Love, Life and Pain

Jim Morrison was a legendary figure in the world of rock and roll. His lyrics and poetry were both dark and introspective, and they resonated with people of all ages. Morrison was a true artist, and his words continue to inspire people to this day. Here are some of Jim Morrison quotes.

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Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943, in Melbourne, Florida. The son of a U.S. Navy Admiral, Morrison grew up in different places around the country and overseas. From an early age, Morrison was a rebellious and determined individual. He was also a gifted and talented artist. After graduating from UCLA, Morrison moved to New York City, where he began to make a name for himself as a poet and singer. In 1967, Morrison and his band, The Doors, released their first album, and the rest is history.

The Doors quickly rose to fame and Morrison became known as one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. However, his lifestyle was often chaotic and he struggled with addiction.

Few songwriters achieved the level of success and influence as Morrison did during his career. His music and poetry continue to be studied and performed by artists around the world, and his work continues to resonate with audiences decades after he first began composing.

Morrison was a master of combining the poetic and the political, the personal and the universal, and his lyrics continue to be as powerful and relevant today as they were when he first wrote them. Despite his untimely death, Morrison’s legacy is unquestionable and his influence can be felt in the music of many contemporary artists.

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47 Jim Morrison Quotes

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

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

3. “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power.”

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

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

6. “Love is a dream. Dreams are good, but do not be surprised if you wake up in tears.”

7. “Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders round as ravens claws.”

8. “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”

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

10. “I like a man who wears his soul on his face.”

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Jim Morrison Quotes About Life

11. “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”

12. “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”

13. “The media controls the mind.”

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

15. “Through art they confuse us and blind us to our enslavement. Art adorns our prison walls, keeps us silent and diverted and indifferent.”

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

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

18. “Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending, preforming. You get to love your pretense.”

19. “There are no laws, there are no rules, just grab your friend and love him.”

20. “People are strange when you’re a stranger.”

Famous Jim Morrison Quotes

21. “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.”

22. “I don’t think there should even be a president, man. I think we should have total democracy.”

23. “The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”

24. “I am troubled immeasurably by your eyes.”

25. “You feel your strength in the experience of pain.”

26. “Drugs are a bet with your mind.”

27. “The mask that you wore. My fingers would explore. Costume of control. Excitement soon unfolds.”

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

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

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

Thought-Provoking Jim Morrison Quotes

31. “Hanging from windows as if to say: I’m bold, do you love me? Just for tonight.”

32. “There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”

33. “Once you make peace with authority you become an authority.”

34. “You can not save you from your own fate.”

35. “One shouldn’t take life so seriously. No one gets out alive anyway.”

36. “It hurts to set you free. But you’ll never follow me. The end of laughter and soft lies. The end of nights we tried to die. This is the end.”

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

38. “Dreams are at once fruit and outcry against an atrophy of the senses..”

39. “I found an island in your arms, country in your eyes.”

40. “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.”

More Jim Morrison Quotes

41. “We hide ourselves in our music to reveal ourselves.”

42. “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.”

43. “Be always like the sea, than breaking up against cliffs it finds always the force to try again.”

44. “The grand highway is crowded with lovers and searchers and leavers so eager to please and to forget.”

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

46. “You can take away a man’s political freedom and you won’t hurt him, unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him.”

47. “We’re reaching for death on the end of a candle. We’re trying for something that’s already found us.”

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