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Violence isn't always evil.
by Jim Morrison

Violence isn't always evil.
What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
- Jim Morrison

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

Drugs are a bet with your mind.
- Jim Morrison

 

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.
- Jim Morrison

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

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
- Jim Morrison

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I think of myself as an intelligent,
sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which
always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

I think in art, but especially in films,
people are trying to confirm their own existences.
- Jim Morrison

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
- Jim Morrison

This is the strangest life I've ever known.
- Jim Morrison

Love cannot save you from your own fate.
- Jim Morrison

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
- Jim Morrison

When you make your peace with authority,
you become authority.
- Jim Morrison

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the
senses in order to obtain the unknown.
- Jim Morrison

The time to hesitate is through.
- Jim Morrison

Each generation wants new symbols, new people,
new names.
They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison

Actually I don't remember being born,
it must have happened during one of my black outs.
- Jim Morrison

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where
we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
- Jim Morrison

If my poetry aims to achieve anything,
it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

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

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything;
it just ticks off the possibilities.
Opens all doors.
You can walk through anyone that suits you.
- Jim Morrison

Music inflames temperament.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
- Jim Morrison

Where's your will to be weird?
- Jim Morrison

I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.
- Jim Morrison

Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

It's like gambling somehow.
You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know
where your going to end up the next day.
It could work out good or it could be disastrous.
It's like the throw of the dice.
- Jim Morrison

I like any reaction I can get with my music.
Just anything to get people to think.
I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk,
stoned people to actually wake up and think,
you're doing something.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

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.
- Jim Morrison

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless
the five senses are fully developed and open.
He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.'
When sex involves all the senses intensely,
it can be like a mystical experence.
- Jim Morrison

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head;
This world is ruled by violence,
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
- Bob Dylan

When people say there is too much violence in my books,
what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Violence is never a solution in my plays,
just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
- Edward Bond

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence
by groups in Palestinian against Israel.
- Jane Harman

The proposition that we should encourage wickedness
and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows
because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
- Thomas Mellon

You have to show violence the way it is.
If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful.
If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.
- Roman Polanski


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