Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

— Henry Rollins

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Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.

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No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.

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I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.

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Henry Rollins quote You need a little bit of insanity to do

You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

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I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend.

It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds

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I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.

To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

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It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.

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Henry Rollins quote Strength is the product of struggle, you

Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what other won't.

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Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what others won't.

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We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.

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There’s one thing about Black Sabbath which should not be understated: If Black Sabbath is missing any one of its members it’s no longer Black Sabbath.

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Henry Rollins quote No such thing as spare time, no such thi

No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.

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Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.

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Most poets are elitist dregs more concerned with proving their skill with a dictionary than communicating ideas with impact.

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Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.

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About Henry Rollins

Quotes 914 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride.

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Now, if someone wants to spit on me, I just roll up the window of my BMW 540i.

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Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.

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I will never say the things that I want to say to you.

I know the damage it would do. I love you more than I hate my loneliness and pain.

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Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

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In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks.

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Youths write me and tell me that their band will go nowhere because of all the bad bands in the world. I tell them there has always been awful music and that no great band ever wasted any time complaining, they just got it done. Their ropey ranting is just a way to get out of the hard work of making music that will do some lasting damage.

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My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.

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You always know the mark of a coward.

A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.

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I am a veteran of the War on Christmas.

I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly colored wrapping paper.

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I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

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Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.

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I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don't already know, and make me laugh. I don't care what you look like, just turn me on.

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Want a good body? Work at it. Want to be a success? Work at it. Want to be truly exceptional? Be a touch insane... You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

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Here in this moment we are beautiful, nocturnal creatures and our thoughts and words are jewels guarded by the moon.

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In the worst of times the best among us never lose their moral compass, and that is how they emerge relatively unscathed.

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Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

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They say true love only comes around once and you have to hold out and be strong until then. I have been waiting. I have been searching. I am a man under the moon, walking the streets of earth until dawn. There's got to be someone for me. It's not too much to ask. Just someone to be with. Someone to love. Someone to give everything to. Someone.

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Disappointment always arrives before hope and the darkness of night comes before the dawn. Don't lose hope now because things will brighter with the new day.

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How memories lie to us. How time coats the ordinary with gold. How it breaks the heart to go back and attempt to re-live them. How crushed we are when we discover that the gold was merely gold-plating thinly coated over lead, chalk and peeling paint.

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I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind.

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There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength.

Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back.

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Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.

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Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.

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Best not to mix the past with the present.

The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead.

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If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession. [...] You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.

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I prefer to work out alone. It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me.

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The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.

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I'm most in my element on tour, with a gig that day, like today.

I'm on the road where I am supposed to be. I will be where I'm supposed to be at nighttime, on stage, in front of people, doing my thing.

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I know I was a generic dysfunctional child, but I think a lot of people are.

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I'm mellower now, I'm over 50. But I don't think I'm too mellow. I'm still angry at a lot of things.

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I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.

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Jazz music is as American as it gets, and so is the U.

S. Postal Service. A Miles Davis stamp is a perfect marriage of two great American institutions.

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You are the untold story. You are the impassioned truth wanting to scream its existence, to be forever trapped by a strong hand clapped firmly over the mouth of my soul.

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I always took quite seriously the things that Chuck D.

of Public Enemy had to say. He's always been someone I've learned quite a bit from and someone I pay a great deal of attention to.

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Sitting in a room, alone, listening to a CD is to be lonely.

Sitting in a room alone with an LP crackling away, or sitting next to the turntable listening to a song at a time via 7-inch single is enjoying the sublime state of solitude.

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The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found.

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