The Doors

The Doors quotes

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Jim Morrison
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Pamela Courson
Robbie Krieger


Hatred is very underestimated emotion.


Some of the biggest mistakes in my life have been haircuts.

Y'all believe what you want to believe, you will anyway... but it does kinda show you what excites people? Fear, pity, horror -- all those good things that count. It's sorta I guess like being on the edge of an orgasm, y'know... that mystery just before you come. When? If? Should I? Will you die for me, eat me, this way, the end...

The reaction I get now looking back is the soul of the ghosts of those dead Indians -- maybe one or two of them were just running around freaking out and just leaped into my soul -- and they're still there.

Maybe I should always **** my critics.

Take your time, Jim... There's no hurry, I'm all you have to do tonight.

We gotta take the planet back, reinvent the Gods, make new myths.

Ray: [about Pam] I never knew what you saw in that nightmare chick man.
Jim: Well she is kinda flakey -- like me. I mean she's just so vulnerable about everything. It makes me sad man. But she's always kinda believed in something about me y'know -- her little picture of me as the unsung poet -- and it's a fantasy I kinda dig y'know, 'stead of the one I live.
Ray: I don't know man, I don't wanna sound like your old man but you're only 27, you're living like you gotta get it all in, you gotta slow down man, you did it, you broke through to the other side.
Jim: We didn't break thru Ray, we just pushed things a little. When you really break through, there's nothing left. No music, no Doors, no God, nothing -- only a will to power.
Ray: I don't believe that. You were an American prince, man -- with overbred genes -- [Jim laughs] No! What could've been Jim? You could've been President. [Jim laughs] No man! What could've been Jim? We stood here on this beach on the edge of the Pacific that crazy summer day in '65 -- and we knew, you and I, we knew we were at the edge of the mind. we were there, man. One planet, one globe, one mind. Consciousness, we raised it, we were there.

Actually, I don't really remember being born. It musta happened during one of my blackouts.

[to John] What's a rock and roll band for man, if you can't party all night and do bad things?

Well uh, it's designed to wear you down y'know... when that rap sheet says the "United States of America versus You" it takes you down day by day, specially when no one really gives a shit about, y'know, the First Amendment that's on trial here... Nobody says anything about that, it's just uh did you take your pants off y'know, I mean that's not what it's about, it's about freedom, that's what it's about... but who cares, right? Freedom exists in a schoolbook.

Ray: [after being propositioned by a record manager] We'll have a band meeting. The four of us do everything unanimously or we don't do it.
Manager: The musketeers. I'm touched. But lemme tell you something -- loyalty don't pay the bills.

I get scared thinking of all the choices inside. I could go. I could stay. I can live anywhere. I could die now if I wanted. It's limitless choice... and no one cares.

Trick: [to Jim, after Jim's film was panned] Hey man whatdya expect, an Oscar?
Bones: You can't quit, you gotta voice. People can't dig cause they don't understand yet.
Jack: If you're an individual, if you're too good, they wanna cut your dick off. Look what happened to Orson Wells.
Trick: You quit now, they'll yank your deferment in no time and they'll get you for Vietnam man. Three more months you graduate.
Bones: Be cool, you never learned ****in patience Morrison, you want everything at once.
Nick: They didn't get it. So make your films and **** what they think.
Jim: You know what I think?
Bones: Yeah whadda you think?
Jim: You really want to know what I think?
Bones: Yeah yeah, whatddaya think?
Jim: I think we gotta get really ripped!

[to Jim] You said you love fame man, but you run from it every chance you get.