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quote by Henry Rollins: I am well protected Too locked up Inside myself To get free. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I am well protected Too locked up Inside myself To get free.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: But can a song stop a war? If Bob Marley and Bob Dylan couldn't do it, it can't be done. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

But can a song stop a war? If Bob Marley and Bob Dylan couldn't do it, it can't be done.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: If I could go to Kabul and not die, I would go back to Afghanistan as soon as I could. And, that was the most interesting place that I've been to. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If I could go to Kabul and not die, I would go back to Afghanistan as soon as I could. And, that was the most interesting place that I've been to.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: No time for drug addiction, no time for smoke or booze. Too strong for a shortened life span, I've got no time to lose. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

No time for drug addiction, no time for smoke or booze. Too strong for a shortened life span, I've got no time to lose.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know.

--Henry Rollins



quote by Henry Rollins: In the worst of times the best among us never lose their moral compass, and that is how they emerge relatively unscathed. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Books are cool, but knowledge without mileage doesn't mean anything to me. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Books are cool, but knowledge without mileage doesn't mean anything to me.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: I live my life through the prism of capitalism and physiological limits and eventualities. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I live my life through the prism of capitalism and physiological limits and eventualities.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Will punk rock ever die? Pal, if you have to ask it's dead to you. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Will punk rock ever die? Pal, if you have to ask it's dead to you.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: I never think of what it's going to be like later. I only think in the present tense. The only time I think backwards is when I have to reissue something. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I never think of what it's going to be like later. I only think in the present tense. The only time I think backwards is when I have to reissue something.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Don't hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, 'I am a homophobe!' with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Don't hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, 'I am a homophobe!'

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Love is self deception. I am a living creature. Hate is only self love. I am a double feature. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Love is self deception. I am a living creature. Hate is only self love. I am a double feature.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Desperation is the secret to my steady employment. I am not interested in downtime. I really like to keep working all the time and I always feel like I'm in the mail room of life; working up. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Desperation is the secret to my steady employment. I am not interested in downtime. I really like to keep working all the time and I always feel like I'm in the mail room of life; working up.

--Henry Rollins



quote by Henry Rollins: Life is death in slow motion. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Life is death in slow motion.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: Your commander would never lie to you. That's the vice president's job. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Your commander would never lie to you. That's the vice president's job.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: Black Sabbath -- one of the world's universal language of music. I felt proud, for three or four minutes of my life combining my voice with Tony Iommi's guitar sound. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Black Sabbath -- one of the world's universal language of music. I felt proud, for three or four minutes of my life combining my voice with Tony Iommi's guitar sound.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: Thank you for touching me. Some of the only moments worth living were spent with you. Not you especially, the collective you. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Thank you for touching me. Some of the only moments worth living were spent with you. Not you especially, the collective you.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: I travel because I want to know. Books and documentaries will only get you so far. If you want to know, you will have to go. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I travel because I want to know. Books and documentaries will only get you so far. If you want to know, you will have to go.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I like people. Rightwingers don't. They like business, they don't care about people. I like education, they seem not to care much about it. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I like people. Rightwingers don't. They like business, they don't care about people. I like education, they seem not to care much about it.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: For some there is no music
No lights
No fire
No untamed madness that breathes life
There is work
Anguish
Frustration
Rage
Despair
A dullness that rings like wooden thunder. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For some there is no music
No lights
No fire
No untamed madness that breathes life
There is work
Anguish
Frustration
Rage
Despair
A dullness that rings like wooden thunder.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: Here in this moment we are beautiful, nocturnal creatures and our thoughts and words are jewels guarded by the moon. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: I'd rather work on my radio show, which no one hears but I put about eight hours of programming and writing into it for those 30 people who do tune in. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'd rather work on my radio show, which no one hears but I put about eight hours of programming and writing into it for those 30 people who do tune in.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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

--Henry Rollins




quote by Henry Rollins: Friends come and go but 200lbs is always 200lbs. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Friends come and go but 200lbs is always 200lbs.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I prefer to work out alone. It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: My fear is naked, I'm naked and fearless, And my fear is naked. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

My fear is naked, I'm naked and fearless, And my fear is naked.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: It's always been impressive to me when someone can really do what they want onstage. The audience has confidence in the performer and the performer has confidence in the crowd. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It's always been impressive to me when someone can really do what they want onstage. The audience has confidence in the performer and the performer has confidence in the crowd.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: Horror jolts me when I look at one of you and see a pair of beautiful eyes that make me think your mind might contain a world that could hold me as the bolts shake loose and fly from my frame. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Horror jolts me when I look at one of you and see a pair of beautiful eyes that make me think your mind might contain a world that could hold me as the bolts shake loose and fly from my frame.

--Henry Rollins



quote by Henry Rollins: In the city of Pyongyang, you don't have to look very far to see an image of the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. They love the guy. He is responsible for the wonder that is North Korea. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In the city of Pyongyang, you don't have to look very far to see an image of the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. They love the guy. He is responsible for the wonder that is North Korea.

--Henry Rollins



quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I've enjoyed, to a certain extent, any country I've been in, of course like Serbia and Croatia can be very restrictive and oppressive, and frustrating, but they're still very beautiful. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I've enjoyed, to a certain extent, any country I've been in, of course like Serbia and Croatia can be very restrictive and oppressive, and frustrating, but they're still very beautiful.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: That's where the economy is going. It went somewhere. Just not to America. And the money made? That went to the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. Not back here. Never to be taxed. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

That's where the economy is going. It went somewhere. Just not to America. And the money made? That went to the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. Not back here. Never to be taxed.

--Henry Rollins


quote by Henry Rollins: Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul.

--Henry Rollins

Longer Version:

Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.



quote by Henry Rollins: Youth is fleeting and life is short, you might as well strike hard. Anything else is just average. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Youth is fleeting and life is short, you might as well strike hard. Anything else is just average.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I see walking bombs on the street
Hearts not beating, but ticking. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I see walking bombs on the street
Hearts not beating, but ticking.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: I don't have talent, so I just get up earlier. with background image: man smiling while facing other person
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I don't have talent, so I just get up earlier.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: Sarah Palin embarrasses herself almost immediately upon opening her mouth to speak or upon moving her fingers to send messages to her dull flock. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Sarah Palin embarrasses herself almost immediately upon opening her mouth to speak or upon moving her fingers to send messages to her dull flock.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Rush Limbaugh makes money getting simpleminded people to feel good about their intellectually undernourished brain spasms. He's very good at it, and I scarcely believe a fraction of what he says. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Rush Limbaugh makes money getting simpleminded people to feel good about their intellectually undernourished brain spasms. He's very good at it, and I scarcely believe a fraction of what he says.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: For me, returning to Los Angeles annihilates the memories of where I have just been with an astonishing speed. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For me, returning to Los Angeles annihilates the memories of where I have just been with an astonishing speed.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn't understand what the word 'assassinated' meant. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn't understand what the word 'assassinated' meant.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: Technically speaking, there is no music whatsoever on a CD. Lots of information, but no music. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Technically speaking, there is no music whatsoever on a CD. Lots of information, but no music.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: To burn a CDR of music you like to give as a gift to someone you wish to become closer to is a cold, moist-palmed, mouth-breathing bummer. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To burn a CDR of music you like to give as a gift to someone you wish to become closer to is a cold, moist-palmed, mouth-breathing bummer.

--Henry Rollins

quote by Henry Rollins: Now and then, someone is able to look at an empty space, conclude it would be a great place to start a revolution, and bravely go forward. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Now and then, someone is able to look at an empty space, conclude it would be a great place to start a revolution, and bravely go forward.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: I don't mind bees and think we are all the better for having them around. I like the taste of honey. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't mind bees and think we are all the better for having them around. I like the taste of honey.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: If I were a doctor, I would prescribe that you addict yourself deeply and irrevocably to music and never, ever seek cure outside of more music. It really is the best drug available. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If I were a doctor, I would prescribe that you addict yourself deeply and irrevocably to music and never, ever seek cure outside of more music. It really is the best drug available.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Henry Rollins: The Internet, the camera cellphone and the like have not only sped up the world's information uptake, but they have cheapened that which they capture. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The Internet, the camera cellphone and the like have not only sped up the world's information uptake, but they have cheapened that which they capture.

--Henry Rollins

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