Jim Morrison

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James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors. Because of his songwriting, wild personality, performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and death, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history. In the latter part of the 20th century, he was one of the popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture. He was also well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Morrison was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", and number 22 on Classic Rock magazine's "50 Greatest Singers In Rock". Ray Manzarek said Morrison "embodied hippie counterculture rebellion"... More

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Jim Morrison #Death

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

Photo of Jim Morrison The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
Jim Morrison #Fear

Photo of 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 #Fear #Freedom #Power

Photo of 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 #Freedom #Friendship

Photo of Jim Morrison A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison #Freedom

Photo of 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 #Life

Photo of Jim Morrison This is the strangest life I've ever known.
Jim Morrison #Movies

Photo of Jim Morrison Film spectators are quiet vampires.
Jim Morrison #Music

Photo of Jim Morrison Music inflames temperament.
Jim Morrison #Peace

Photo of Jim Morrison When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
Jim Morrison #Poetry

Photo of 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 #Life

Photo of Jim Morrison Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
Jim Morrison #Death #Fear #Life

Photo of 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 #Good #Work

Photo of 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 #Freedom #Love

Photo of Jim Morrison 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 #Freedom

Photo of 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 #Freedom

Photo of 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 #Love

Photo of Jim Morrison Love cannot save you from your own fate.
Jim Morrison #Poetry

Photo of 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 #Truth

Photo of Jim Morrison 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.
Jim Morrison #Art

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