"The eponymous debut of The Doors took popular music into areas previously thought impossible. The incitement to expand one’s consciousness of opener 'Break on Through' was just the beginning of its incendiary agenda.” – BBC on “The Doors” released today in 1967.
“He was my friend, we were college buddies, we put a band together and the band became famous, and we realised our artistic vision. Who’s going to write better poetry than Jim Morrison?” –Ray Manzarek to MOJO, December 1997.
"Very, very polite. Incredibly well read. A great conversationalist. Artists like him, they see things and they’re on such a high plane that it’s difficult for them to have somebody to be on the same plane with. Jim was like that.” –Bruce Botnick
“You can kick me in the ass for saying this (I don't mind): this is the Doors' greatest album and (including their first) the best album so far this year. A landmark worthy of dancing in the streets.” –Robert Meltzer for Rolling Stone on “L.A. Woman”