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“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.”
Jim Morrison
“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.”
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
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.”
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 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.”
Jim Morrison
“Where's your will to be weird?”
Jim Morrison
“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”
Jim Morrison
“It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.”
Jim Morrison
“You feel your strength in the experience of pain.”
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
“No one here gets out alive.”
Jim Morrison
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
Jim Morrison
“There are things known
and there are things unknown
and in between are the doors.”
Jim Morrison, Letters from Joe
“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”
Jim Morrison
“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts”
Jim Morrison
“I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.”
Jim Morrison, Eyes: Poetry, 1967-1971
“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
“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
“I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.”
Jim Morrison
“People are strange . . .”
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
“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
“Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders round as ravens claws.”
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
“There are no laws, there are no rules, just grab your friend and love him.”
Jim Morrison
“No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.”
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, Wilderness: The Lost Writings, Vol. 1
tags: love
“Drugs are a bet with your mind.”
Jim Morrison
“Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.”
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

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