Jim Morrison’s Quotes


Jim Morrison is certainly not a philosopher, not in the traditional sense of a systematic work such as Hegel. But fed by the new age culture, the beat generation and the fascination with shamanism, the Doors lyrics are full of philosophical flashes. Indeed Jim Morrison studied Nietzsche, Huxley, was an avid reader of Celine, and was passionate by films of French New Wave (Godard, Truffaut). In short, Morrison was an intellectual, before becoming the rock star he became for future generations.

The major themes of Morrison’s words, who also published collections of poems are : death, love & sex, incest, the will to power, the report conscious / unconscious. We collected quotes about Morrison’s obessions.

Jim Morrison and love:

– “It is the nature of true love – letting a person be what she really is”

– “Love can not save you from your own destiny”

Jim Morrison and death:

– “In life, I had the choice between love, drugs and death. I chose the first two and the third chose me ”

– “The logical extension of the ego is God”

– “Expose yourself to your deepest fears, after that, fear can no longer reach you”

Jim Morrison and the society:

– “People need Connectors – writers, heroes, stars, leaders – to give form to life”

– “Trials: the way of society to assimilate the horror”

– “Alcohol is a way of reacting to life in an overcrowded”

– “I’ve always been attracted to all that talk of revolt against authority. One that reconciles with the authority begins to be included. I like the ideas that speak to destroy or overthrow the established order. I am interested in anything that deals with the revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me the way to freedom. External freedom is the path to inner freedom ”

– “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”

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

– “Hatred is a very underestimated emotion”

Jim Morrison and music:

– “If my poetry has a purpose, is to free people from their blinders, to leverage their senses”

– “True poetry does not mean anything, it only reveals the possible”

– “We hide in the music to tell us”

Jim Morrison and cinema:

– “The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death”

Jim Morrison and drugs:

– “Drugs are a bet with your mind”

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

Jim Morrison and Sex:

– “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”

Cite this article as: Tim, "Jim Morrison’s Quotes, April 23, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, April 23, 2012, https://www.the-philosophy.com/jim-morrison-quotes.

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