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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

James Douglas 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.”


“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.”


“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

“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.”

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

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

“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.

“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.”

“This is the strangest life I’ve ever known.”

“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.”

“Where’s your will to be weird?”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.”

“Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.”