This is not an ordinary Jim quote, but I love it. It is from NOHGOA, the part when the antidrug group Do It Now Foundations ask Jim to record a radio message to the kids about staying away from speed. The way he messes up every single take for that message is hilarious, the first time I read it I laughed so hard.
Take 1: "Hey you little assholes out there listening to the radio instead of doing your homework, this is Jim Morrison of the Doors"...(he is interrupted)
Take 2: "Hey, how you guys out there doin´, this is your old buddy Jim Morrison, I sing with a group called the Doors, you mighta heard of ´em. We done a few songs, but I never, never did a song on speed. Drunk, hell yeahhhhh..."(he is interrupted again)
Take 3: "Hello, this is Jim Morrison of the Doors, I just want to tell you that shooting speed ain´t cool, so snort it. " (interrupted!!!!)
Take 4: "Hello, this is Jim Morrison. Don´t shoot speed. Christ, you guys, smoke pot". (interrupted....)
Take 5: ....."shooting speed ain´t that smart, shooting speed kills geese, if you shoot a goose full of speed, that goose is gonna swim in circles forever"....
Take 6: "Hello, this is Jim Morrison from the Doors and I just got one thing to say. Don´t shoot speed. Speed kills. Please don´t shoot speed, try downers, yeah, downers, barbs, tranks, reds, they´re much less exspensive and -
'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'
'Being drunk is a good disguise. I drink so I can talk to assholes, this includes me'
'Adolf Hitler is still alive. I slept with her last night'
'I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between. I want the freedom to try everything'
'They claim everyone was born, but I don't recall it. Maybe I was having one of my blackouts'
"Lets just say I was testing the bounds of reality, I was curious to see what would happen, that's all it was: curiousirty."
"BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!"
It is the title of a book that I read which was about the plague of yellow fever in Philadelphia, which Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush started the first hospital in the states, Pennsylvania Hospital at 8th and Spruce.
That is exactly what the guys with carts of the dead yelled as they walked down the street...