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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."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"I think people resist freedom because they're afraid of the unknown. But it's ironic....That unknown was once very well known. It's where are souls belong....The only solution is to confront them--confront yourself--with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"If natural energy and impulses are too severely suppressed for too long, they become violent. It's natural for something that's been held under pressure to become violent in its release. A person who is too severely suppressed experiences so much pleasure in those violent releases ... they're probably rare and brief. So, he becomes infatuated with violence."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"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."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"Most people love you for who you pretend to be ... To keep their love, you keep pretending--performing. You get to love your pretense ... It's true, we're locked in an image, an act. And, the sad thing is, people get so used to their image--they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And, if you try to remind them, they hate you for it. They feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"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 ..."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"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."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"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."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"The time to hesitate is through."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

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