131+ Best Jim Morrison Quotes: Exclusive Selection

James Douglas Morrison was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. an iconic band that would have hits like “Light My Fire,” “Hello, I Love You,” “Touch Me” and “Riders on the Storm.” Inspirational Jim Morrison quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Most Famous Jim Morrison Quotes

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. – Jim Morrison

There are things known and things unknown and in between are The Doors. – Jim Morrison

I’ve noticed that when people are joking, they’re usually dead serious, and when they’re serious, they’re usually pretty funny. – Jim Morrison

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

I wonder why people like to believe I’m high all the time. I guess . . . maybe they think someone else can take their trip for them. – Jim Morrison

Love cannot save you from your own fate. – Jim Morrison

Violence isn’t always evil. What’s evil is the infatuation with violence. – Jim Morrison

No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. – Jim Morrison

Some people surrender their freedom willingly, but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see. – Jim Morrison

I’ve always thought comparisons were useless and ugly. It is a short cut to thinking. – Jim Morrison

How can I set free anyone who doesn’t have the guts to stand up alone and declare his own freedom? – Jim Morrison

There’s nothing wrong with being a large mammal. – Jim Morrison

Take it easy baby, take it as it comes – specialize in having fun! – Jim Morrison

Cancel my subscription to the resurrection. – Jim Morrison

There are images I need to complete my own reality. – Jim Morrison

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

All the poems have wolves in them. All but one. The most beautiful one of all. She dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug. – Jim Morrison

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 pretense…It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act… – Jim Morrison

I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable. – Jim Morrison

Getting drunk . . . you’re in complete control up to a point. It’s your choice, every time you take a sip. You have a lot of small choices. It’s like . . . I guess it’s the difference between suicide and slow capitulation . . . – Jim Morrison

We could plan a murder or start a religion. – Jim Morrison

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

The Night is young & full of rest I can’t describe the way she’s dress’d She’ll pander to some strange requests Anything that you suggest Anything to please her guest. – Jim Morrison

Windows work two ways, mirrors one way. You never walk through mirrors or swim through windows. – Jim Morrison

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. – Jim Morrison

You feel your strength in the experience of pain. – Jim Morrison

Where’s your will to be weird? – Jim Morrison

People are terrified to be set free – they hold on to their chains. They fight anyone who tries to break those chains. It’s their security… How can they expect me or anyone else to set them free if they don’t really want to be free? – Jim Morrison

Do you know the warm progress under the stars? Do you know we exist? Have you forgotten the keys to the kingdom? Have you been born yet & are you alive? – Jim Morrison

All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave. – Jim Morrison

There may be a time when we’ll attend Weather Theaters to recall the sensation of rain. – Jim Morrison

I want to have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames. – Jim Morrison

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… – Jim Morrison

No one here gets out alive. – Jim Morrison

The time to hesitate is through. – Jim Morrison

People are strange when you’re a stranger. – Jim Morrison

We hide ourselves in our music to reveal ourselves – 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

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

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. – Jim Morrison

This is the strangest life I’ve ever known. – Jim Morrison

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

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. – Jim Morrison

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. – Jim Morrison

Hatred is a very underestimated emotion. – Jim Morrison

I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just…in between. – Jim Morrison

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. – 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

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

Being drunk is a good disguise. I drink so I can talk to assholes. This includes me. – 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

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. – Jim Morrison

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind. – Jim Morrison

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

Give me songs to sing and emerald dreams to dream and I’ll give you love unfolding. – Jim Morrison

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. – Jim Morrison

Most people love you for who you pretend to be. – Jim Morrison

Nobody would stay interested in me if I was normal – Jim Morrison

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. – Jim Morrison

The future is uncertain, but the end is always near. – Jim Morrison

Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything—not just wealth. All the bullshit he’s been taught—all society’s brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren’t willing to do that. – Jim Morrison

Music is your only friend until the end… – Jim Morrison

I think people resist freedom because they’re afraid of the unknown. But it’s ironic…. That unknown was once very well known. It’s where our souls belong…. The only solution is to confront them – confront yourself – with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. – Jim Morrison

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

Twentieth-century culture’s disease is the inability to feel their reality. People cluster to TV, soap operas, movies, theater, pop idols and they have wild emotion over symbols. But in the reality of their own lives, they’re emotionally dead. – Jim Morrison

I am troubled, immeasurably by your eyes. I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick, disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain. – Jim Morrison

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

When you make your peace with authority, you become authority. – Jim Morrison

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

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death. – Jim Morrison

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. – 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

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. – Jim Morrison

Actually, I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs. – Jim Morrison

Now the bulk of the first-quarter corporate earnings are out of the way, the markets will move on the back of the economic data coming out, so we could be set for a choppy weak. Our clients are still suspicious of the rally in equities and prefer to remain short. – Jim Morrison

He was the best player on the court, there’s no question about that. We didn’t have many answers for him. We tried to deny him the ball all over the court and he got too many good looks at it. He was the difference. It seemed like he just scored the entire game…He’s a very talented offensive player. There’s not much that we could do with him. Hopefully we’ll have better luck next time. – Jim Morrison

He just took over in overtime. He willed them to the win. I can’t be disappointed with our effort; we are getting better. At the beginning of the season we were losing games by 50 points and now we’re are competing with one of the best teams in the state. – Jim Morrison

Those first few songs I wrote, I was taking notes at a fantastic rock concert going on in my head. – Jim Morrison

This needed to be done. It was just a pitiful sight to see the people coming in from New Orleans so dejected with their pets. – Jim Morrison

Traders are focusing on the good news and Intel is the big one today, pushing the Nasdaq futures up almost 0.8 percent, – Jim Morrison

We were winning, 6-4, early on, then we got blitzed. They decided to take it to another level and we’re not capable of going there. – Jim Morrison

Without touch we are but hunks of wood. – Jim Morrison

TV on handsets is rubbish. People won’t pay to get TV on their mobile phones. Imagine watching it on a train. You’d lose signal as soon as you entered a tunnel. – Jim Morrison

Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin – Jim Morrison

great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art & perfect our lives. – Jim Morrison

Adolf Hitler is still alive… I slept with her last night. – Jim Morrison

This is an effective, fun way to bring greater attention to voting. We’re eager to see which municipality will have bragging rights for the next seven months. – Jim Morrison

It’s all relative, but we played well in stretches, which gave me hope for next week. – Jim Morrison

For equities to continue their rise, traders will want to see more good results from the corporate sector. There is little in the way of important economic data until Friday’s durable goods number. – Jim Morrison

I hope you people are happy, … because you people just screwed the borough. – Jim Morrison

Initially, I didn’t start out to be a member of a band. I wanted to make films, write plays, books. When I found myself in a band, I wanted to bring some of these ideas into it. We never did much with it, though. – Jim Morrison

Indians scattered on dawn’s highway bleedingGhosts crowd the young child’s fragile eggshell mind – Jim Morrison

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. I can’t free them unless they want to be free. Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything- not just wealth. All the bullshit that he’s been taught- all society’s brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren’t willing to do that. – Jim Morrison

Cinema is most totalitarian of the arts. All energy and sensation is sucked up into the skull, a cerebral erection, skull bloated with blood. Caligula wished a single neck for all his subjects that he could behead a kingdom with one blow. Cinema is this transfoming agent. The body exists for the sake of the eyes; it becomes a dry stalk to support these two soft insatiable jewels. – Jim Morrison

I’d hate to think I’d stop having anything to do with music, but I think that in the future, I’ll tend towards an exclusive film involvement. – Jim Morrison

You could say it’s an accident that I was ideally suited for the work I am doing. It’s the feeling of a bow string being pulled back for 22 years and suddenly being let go… – Jim Morrison

…most of the press were vultures descending on the scene for curious America aplomb. Cameras inside the coffin interviewing worms. – Jim Morrison

Los Angeles is a city looking for a ritual to join its fragments, and The Doors are looking for such a ritual also. A kind of electric wedding. We hide ourselves in the music to reveal ourselves. – Jim Morrison

I can kind of envision one person with a lot of machines, tapes, and electronic set-ups…singi ng or speaking and using machines… – Jim Morrison

Man, I’m sick of doubt. – Jim Morrison

All our songs are about love, travel and death. – Jim Morrison

Resident mockery, give us an hour for magic. – Jim Morrison

The subject says: I see first many things which dance… then everything gradually becomes connected. – Jim Morrison

We have assembled inside this ancient / and insane theatre / To propagate our lust for life / and flee the swarming wisdom / of the streets – Jim Morrison

You know the day destroys the night, Night divides the day, Tried to run -Tried to hide -Break on through to the other side! – Jim Morrison

The world becomes an apparently infinite, yet possibly finite, card game. Image combinations, permutations, comprise the world game. – Jim Morrison

The time you wait subtracts the joy the heads the angel you destroy – Jim Morrison

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel. – Jim Morrison

All games contain the idea of death. – Jim Morrison

My great joy is to give form to reality. Music is a great release, a great enjoyment to me. Eventually I’d like to write something of great importance. That’s my ambition-to write something worthwhile. – Jim Morrison

They got the guns, but we got the numbers. – Jim Morrison

In the holy solipsism of the young Now I can’t walk thru a city street w/out eying each single pedestrian. I feel their vibe thru my skin, the hair on my neck — it rises. – Jim Morrison

The best songs just come unasked for. You don’t have to think about them. Summer is a good time for songs. – Jim Morrison

A hero is someone who rebels, or seems to rebel, against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them, but obviously that can work at moments. – Jim Morrison

You cannot petition the Lord with prayer. – Jim Morrison

Give form to the passing World. Freeways are a drama. – Jim Morrison

I can make the earth stop in its tracks. I made the blue cars go away. I can make myself invisible or small. I can become gigantic & reach the farthest things. I can change the course of nature. I can place myself anywhere in space or time. I can summon the dead. I can perceive events on other worlds, in my deepest inner mind, & in the minds of others. I can I am – Jim Morrison

She needed Cholly’s sins desperately. The lower he sank, the wilder and more irresponsible he became, the more splendid she and her task became. In the name of Jesus. – Jim Morrison

Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. Jealousy we understood and thought natural–a desire to have what somebody else had; but envy was a strange, new feeling for us. – Jim Morrison

Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That’s all it was curiosity. – Jim Morrison

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. – Jim Morrison

We’re reaching for death on the end of a candle We’re trying for something that’s already found us – Jim Morrison

Adolescence and early youth…the fires are burning fastest, right? And your energy level is highest. It demands…and rock is screaming type music. – Jim Morrison

Where are the feasts we were promised? Where is the wine, the new wine, dying on the vine…. – Jim Morrison

The spectator is a dying animal. – Jim Morrison

Each day is a drive through history. – Jim Morrison

We want the world, and we want it now! – Jim Morrison

We are content in 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. – Jim Morrison

Lying on stained, wretched sheets with a bleeding virgin We could plan a murder Or start a religion. – Jim Morrison

The kind of people who can assemble huge crowds into one spot will be the major influences on mass culture in the next decade. The rock enthusiasts have created some of the most exciting theatrical events on the planet. – Jim Morrison

Music inflames temperament. – Jim Morrison

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