Jim Morrison

Pop Art Jim Morrison by ~thomaspwgy

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.

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

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. You can take away a man’s political freedom and you won’t hurt him- unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him. That kind of freedom can’t be granted. Nobody can win it for you.

How can I set free anyone who doesn’t have the guts to stand up alone and declare his own freedom? I think it’s a lie – people claim they want to be free – everybody insists that freedom is what they want the most, the most sacred and precious thing a man can possess. But that’s bullshit! 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?

The above is made up entirely of Jim Morrison quotes that I strung together. I’m not really a huge fan of the Doors or anything, but TMS had commented saying that something I said sounded like him, so that spawned some interested. I went through the quotes and realized there was something important he was trying to say, and I thought I’d try piece it together, and see the bigger picture.

Can you see it?

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10 Responses to “Jim Morrison”
  1. Rannelee says:

    wow.. sort of does make sense i guess

  2. MiddleChild says:

    i think it’s brilliant .

  3. The Unsilent says:

    thats brilliant stuff..im not a huge fam if the doors and jim morrison either, but this is a real eye opener!

  4. “There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.” – Jim Morrison

    I think he was one of the most insightful writers and poets of this era.

    Glad to see you like the point he was trying to make. I’m in the middle of watching his life story. Try and get a copy. It’s called “The Doors” with Val Kilmer playing the title and interestingly enough, directed by Oliver Stone.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101761/

  5. Black Rose says:

    Seriously brilliant stuff. Thanks for sharing Fallen One 🙂

  6. Jim Morrison was more than a poet…he was a visionary…Philosopher…a prophet…nice post…

    Peace and Love

  7. dylan` says:

    love how ya patched them quotes together, very insightful read man…
    Morrison was a visionary in the sense that he could see things with greater depth and clarity, and that he could convert these notions into melody,
    glad that you put this up. think im finally gonna take the initiative and download the doors discography…
    peace!
    🙂

  8. oh and st.fallen…maybe im wrong but ur not that into the doors possibly coz u havnt heard that much from em? i suggest you listen to some albums in their entirety…all the albums are kickass but i would recommend waiting for the sun…thats a kickass album to begin with:-) strange days is also damn trippy…thats the album when the musics over is from…

    peace and love

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