Jim Morrison was part of one of the most famous bands of the classic rock era. We are all familiar with The Doors, and whether you love them or hate them, you have heard them plenty of times. Morrison was a unique character with an unconventional view of life. Here are some of his most outrageous interview quotes.
Number Six: "People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bulls–t…"
Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. You don't often hear someone openly proclaim that love is bulls–t, especially someone from the era of free love. Perhaps he was trying to get us to question our preconceived notions.
Number Five: "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
Fear is something that we are all taught to shy away from. We think of fear as something uncomfortable to be avoided at all costs. Jim opens the door to a new way of thinking about fear, and suggests that it could be empowering.
Number Four: "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. This is Jim openly calling out people for not being genuine. He wasn't afraid to be himself, and was trying to inspire others to be the same way.
Number Three: "The future is uncertain but the end is always near."
This sounds suspiciously close to an "end of times" proclamation. Did Jim Morrison believe that the apocalypse was coming, or did he sense his own premature death just over the horizon?
Number Two: "Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts."
Although this sounds humorous, maybe it's a bit deeper than that. Perhaps Mr. Morrison knew how to not take life too seriously.
Number One: "Where's your will to be weird?"
Perhaps one of Morrison's most famous quotes, this sentence re-frames things that we perceive as unusual. Maybe that is where the fun is. Thanks for reading our list.