"Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jim Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jim Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Jim Morrison on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jim Morrison on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jim Morrison on Robert Frost
"I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences."
"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."
"Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws."
"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death."
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."