Jim&Groupies Sunset strip LA 1967
There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on and 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.”
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
"Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see."
'I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between. I want the freedom to try everything'.
'Jim Morrison was a young man, only 27 years old when he died, so he didnt have a whole lot of life experiences, nor did he have a whole lot of life wisdom that you gain with age. But he was an enormously talented, gifted guy who -through the arts and crafts that he practiced- wanted to give something back to humanity; to his fellow man.
When artists reproduce something thats already been done -some people may call that art- but thats not the kind of art that Im talking about. Im talking about a guy who was serious about his creative expression and was exploring new areas, new places and new visions. Thats how I hope that people will see Jim.
The Calm Calculus of reason.-A conversation with Frank Lisciandro
By Stephen P. Wheeler
Link, click on 'interview':
Frank is spot on. That was my appeal towards The Doors and Jim Morrison, more than their music really.Nothing has changed 40 years after..
Break on through