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Quotes by Henry Rollins (Page 2 of 3)

Quote: Florida is a crazy place, and I have played some of the wildest shows of my life here. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Florida is a crazy place, and I have played some of the wildest shows of my life here.


Quote: 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. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.


Quote: Never once have I thought that Social Security would be something that would ever be available to me. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Never once have I thought that Social Security would be something that would ever be available to me.


Quote: We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic.




Quote: I would hate to think that some people have found themselves in a musical cul-de-sac and have ceased to explore new music, or at least music that is new to them, because they are so glued to the past. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I would hate to think that some people have found themselves in a musical cul-de-sac and have ceased to explore new music, or at least music that is new to them, because they are so glued to the past.


Quote: For me, jazz will always be the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For me, jazz will always be the soundtrack of the civil rights movement.


Quote: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was vigorously and vociferously opposed by the Southern states. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law nonetheless. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was vigorously and vociferously opposed by the Southern states. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law nonetheless.


Quote: As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves.


Quote: I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock and Roll. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock and Roll.


Quote: Contemporary bands often will do tour-only releases pressed and sold only in Australia. Crikey! by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Contemporary bands often will do tour-only releases pressed and sold only in Australia. Crikey!


Quote: I wonder if it is Australia's great distance from more populated land masses that allows its inhabitants to be left to their own devices, to be incredibly creative and, at times, to be wonderfully weird. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I wonder if it is Australia's great distance from more populated land masses that allows its inhabitants to be left to their own devices, to be incredibly creative and, at times, to be wonderfully weird.


Quote: There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand.


Quote: I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to tour with the Beastie Boys and watched almost every set they played on all those dates. Why not? You do your set and then you get to see the Beasties play? Best deal in town. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to tour with the Beastie Boys and watched almost every set they played on all those dates. Why not? You do your set and then you get to see the Beasties play? Best deal in town.


Quote: Motivation has always been a fascinating factor when considering a touring artist, especially when the years stack up. What keeps one out there year after year? by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Motivation has always been a fascinating factor when considering a touring artist, especially when the years stack up. What keeps one out there year after year?


Quote: As performers grow older, I reckon there are two ways they can go. They can either be up there, playing more deeply from their guts than ever, or they can be phoning it in so crassly that it leaves a lump in your throat as you leave the venue at the end of the show. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote; white text on black background

As performers grow older, I reckon there are two ways they can go. They can either be up there, playing more deeply from their guts than ever, or they can be phoning it in so crassly that it leaves a lump in your throat as you leave the venue at the end of the show.


Quote: My first introduction to African music was by my mother, who bought the 'Pata Pata' album by the great Miriam Makeba when it came out. Now that is an album. What a voice. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

My first introduction to African music was by my mother, who bought the 'Pata Pata' album by the great Miriam Makeba when it came out. Now that is an album. What a voice.


Quote: The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible.




Quote: Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.


Quote: I think it's fantastic when the young enrage their elders. I really do believe that if it's too loud, you are indeed too old, and that if it has been standing for too long, it needs a thorough inspection. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think it's fantastic when the young enrage their elders. I really do believe that if it's too loud, you are indeed too old, and that if it has been standing for too long, it needs a thorough inspection.


Quote: 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. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.


Quote: In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.


Quote: Ramones music has a Pavlovian effect on me -- the song starts, and the world blurs around the sound. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Ramones music has a Pavlovian effect on me -- the song starts, and the world blurs around the sound.


Quote: The Ruts were a great punk rock band from England whose songs were as excellent as their time together was short. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The Ruts were a great punk rock band from England whose songs were as excellent as their time together was short.


Quote: August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one's endurance, sanity and stamina. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one's endurance, sanity and stamina.


Quote: Too bad that Paul Ryan confessed to being a fan of Rage Against The Machine. By doing so, he not only begged for a bucketing by many of their fans but actually got one from the band's guitar player, Tom Morello. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Too bad that Paul Ryan confessed to being a fan of Rage Against The Machine. By doing so, he not only begged for a bucketing by many of their fans but actually got one from the band's guitar player, Tom Morello.


Quote: Rock is ironic in that, up to a certain point, you can get better and better at it if you don't mind possibly looking more and more ridiculous. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Rock is ironic in that, up to a certain point, you can get better and better at it if you don't mind possibly looking more and more ridiculous.


Quote: At times, I feel America is something that I can actually put my arms around, more than a land mass and a Constitution, something far more containable and understandable. I don't exactly know what it is, but at these times I feel completely woven into it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

At times, I feel America is something that I can actually put my arms around, more than a land mass and a Constitution, something far more containable and understandable. I don't exactly know what it is, but at these times I feel completely woven into it.


Quote: Enough Americans saw fit to give president Obama a second term. I don't think there will be many people keeping their Romney Ryan bumper stickers on their cars. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Enough Americans saw fit to give president Obama a second term. I don't think there will be many people keeping their Romney Ryan bumper stickers on their cars.


Quote: Life is weird, great and dangerous. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Life is weird, great and dangerous.


Quote: What does New York sound like? For me, the Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost recordings on the Savoy label are the total embodiment of the New York music experience. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

What does New York sound like? For me, the Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost recordings on the Savoy label are the total embodiment of the New York music experience.


Quote: Trying to write music, be in a band and keep it all happening is one of the hardest, morale-destroying, heartbreaking things you will ever try to do -- and that's when it's going well. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Trying to write music, be in a band and keep it all happening is one of the hardest, morale-destroying, heartbreaking things you will ever try to do -- and that's when it's going well.


Quote: Sometimes when you meet a musician you are a fan of, and he or she isn't the friendliest person, you walk away from the experience wondering if you will ever be able to listen to their music again. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Sometimes when you meet a musician you are a fan of, and he or she isn't the friendliest person, you walk away from the experience wondering if you will ever be able to listen to their music again.


Quote: I always found the Chicago audience to be a smart, fast-moving, violent and cheerful lot, and it's always good to be back. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I always found the Chicago audience to be a smart, fast-moving, violent and cheerful lot, and it's always good to be back.


Quote: Kids need parents who love and support them unconditionally, full stop. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Kids need parents who love and support them unconditionally, full stop.


Quote: People like Jefferson, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and M. L. K. are larger than life to me. I find myself staring at photographs of Lincoln almost in disbelief that he was a man who walked the earth and not merely some fiction writer's creation. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

People like Jefferson, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and M. L. K. are larger than life to me. I find myself staring at photographs of Lincoln almost in disbelief that he was a man who walked the earth and not merely some fiction writer's creation.


Quote: Nothing moves me more than the history of the United States. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Nothing moves me more than the history of the United States.


Quote: I try to get myself up and moving as early as possible. Optimum is to be on the treadmill while it is still dark outside. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I try to get myself up and moving as early as possible. Optimum is to be on the treadmill while it is still dark outside.


Quote: To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger's tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger's tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need.


Quote: It is instilled in thousands of American males from an early age that one of their requirements is to be able to both dish out and take a lot of pain. They are taught the rules of this road in gyms, rings, backyards and fields all over America. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It is instilled in thousands of American males from an early age that one of their requirements is to be able to both dish out and take a lot of pain. They are taught the rules of this road in gyms, rings, backyards and fields all over America.


Quote: I never had any interest in being involved with the Boy Scouts. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I never had any interest in being involved with the Boy Scouts.


Quote: I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.


Quote: Those who seek to profit by division don't stand a chance. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Those who seek to profit by division don't stand a chance.


Quote: I come from a town of great musicians: Washington, D.C. It's no joke, that history. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I come from a town of great musicians: Washington, D.C. It's no joke, that history.


Quote: If it's a man's world, as they say, then men, your world is a poorly run carnage fest. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If it's a man's world, as they say, then men, your world is a poorly run carnage fest.


Quote: I think, to a great degree, we humans still divide ourselves into two species, even though we are monotypic. There are males and females. We see them as different and not equal. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think, to a great degree, we humans still divide ourselves into two species, even though we are monotypic. There are males and females. We see them as different and not equal.


Quote: You can pass all the gun legislation you want. None of it will make me feel any more or less safe than I do right at this moment. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

You can pass all the gun legislation you want. None of it will make me feel any more or less safe than I do right at this moment.


Quote: In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level.


Quote: I have to do things for myself, and if those standards are set high, then it's up to me to pass or fail. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have to do things for myself, and if those standards are set high, then it's up to me to pass or fail.




Quote: No matter how rough things can be at times, many Americans are optimistic and on the move. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

No matter how rough things can be at times, many Americans are optimistic and on the move.


Quote: The opportunity to write for the 'L.A. Weekly' has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The opportunity to write for the 'L.A. Weekly' has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time.


Quote: Edward Snowden, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, professes to have had access to whatever he wanted to know about anyone's anything. If he's telling the truth, why does he have such permeability without any government oversight? Is that OK with you? by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Edward Snowden, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, professes to have had access to whatever he wanted to know about anyone's anything. If he's telling the truth, why does he have such permeability without any government oversight? Is that OK with you?


Quote: I don't hate the government. I don't think the Second Amendment is being infringed upon. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't hate the government. I don't think the Second Amendment is being infringed upon.


Quote: It has been hard to get my head around how Justice Antonin Scalia rationalizes his decisions. His body blow to the Voting Rights Act was a head scratcher, but at least he was calm when he attempted to justify his odd logic. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It has been hard to get my head around how Justice Antonin Scalia rationalizes his decisions. His body blow to the Voting Rights Act was a head scratcher, but at least he was calm when he attempted to justify his odd logic.


Quote: In my many trips to South Africa, I have met and spoken to a lot of people there, and they all seem to find apartheid as repellent as you would. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In my many trips to South Africa, I have met and spoken to a lot of people there, and they all seem to find apartheid as repellent as you would.


Quote: Trayvon Martin did not need to die. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Trayvon Martin did not need to die.


Quote: The fact is, in the minds of many, Trayvon Martin received the appropriate punishment for a true crime: He was black, male and dared to walk outside. In life, young Trayvon was just a teenager; in death, he has been transformed into a scary, lurking, suspicious, prone-to-violence spook. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote: The fact is, in the minds of many, Trayvon Martin received the appropriate punishment for a true crime: He was black, male and dared to walk outside. In life, young Trayvon was just a teenager; in death, he has been transformed into a scary, lurking, suspicious, prone-to-violence spook.- black text on quotes background

The fact is, in the minds of many, Trayvon Martin received the appropriate punishment for a true crime: He was black, male and dared to walk outside. In life, young Trayvon was just a teenager; in death, he has been transformed into a scary, lurking, suspicious, prone-to-violence spook.


Quote: If there is one set of laws, one Constitution for every citizen, its protections hopefully applied equally to all, then why do the results seem to differ so radically? What do you call that? Look around -- you're living in it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If there is one set of laws, one Constitution for every citizen, its protections hopefully applied equally to all, then why do the results seem to differ so radically? What do you call that? Look around -- you're living in it.


Quote: Having an identity is one thing. Being born into an identity is quite a different matter. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Having an identity is one thing. Being born into an identity is quite a different matter.


Quote: I think Perry Ferrell put independent music on a very good path with Lollapalooza. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think Perry Ferrell put independent music on a very good path with Lollapalooza.


Quote: There is not one single police officer in America that I am not afraid of and not one that I would trust to tell the truth or obey the laws they are sworn to uphold. I do not believe they protect me in any way. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There is not one single police officer in America that I am not afraid of and not one that I would trust to tell the truth or obey the laws they are sworn to uphold. I do not believe they protect me in any way.


Quote: Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things.


Quote: Think about it: No matter who you are, the past plays a large part in your life. I am all about living in the present as best as I can. Try as I might, there is only so much I am able to achieve on this front. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Think about it: No matter who you are, the past plays a large part in your life. I am all about living in the present as best as I can. Try as I might, there is only so much I am able to achieve on this front.


Quote: America was cool with Saddam Hussein when he was killing Iranians. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

America was cool with Saddam Hussein when he was killing Iranians.


Quote: While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote: While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.- black text on quotes background

While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.


Quote: Please don't think that I am one of those squishy types who can't handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote; white text on black background

Please don't think that I am one of those squishy types who can't handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time.


Quote: Being in New York is an almost overwhelming experience. While Washington, D.C., is my favorite American city, I regard New York City as the most amazing city in the world. No other comes close. It is an incredible, inexhaustible engine. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Being in New York is an almost overwhelming experience. While Washington, D.C., is my favorite American city, I regard New York City as the most amazing city in the world. No other comes close. It is an incredible, inexhaustible engine.


Quote: If you want to go the scorched-earth, Obamacare-is-like-slavery route and choose to stay uninsured, you will have the Palinesque guts, the Cruzian fortitude to wave off the ambulance that will appear to scoop you up should something bad happen to you, right? by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If you want to go the scorched-earth, Obamacare-is-like-slavery route and choose to stay uninsured, you will have the Palinesque guts, the Cruzian fortitude to wave off the ambulance that will appear to scoop you up should something bad happen to you, right?


Quote: In the late summer of 1986, the band I had been in for five years stopped playing. Suddenly, I was on my own. This new state of bandlessness was, at first, traumatic. When your group breaks up, a lot of broken parts hit the ground. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In the late summer of 1986, the band I had been in for five years stopped playing. Suddenly, I was on my own. This new state of bandlessness was, at first, traumatic. When your group breaks up, a lot of broken parts hit the ground.


Quote: When a band becomes as truly iconic as the Velvet Underground, there will often be a box set released, overburdened with mediocre material that dilutes what was fine left on its own. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When a band becomes as truly iconic as the Velvet Underground, there will often be a box set released, overburdened with mediocre material that dilutes what was fine left on its own.


Quote: It's not lost on me that everyone dies, but some people have a kind of immortality about them, and you can't imagine that they will ever be gone. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It's not lost on me that everyone dies, but some people have a kind of immortality about them, and you can't imagine that they will ever be gone.


Quote: Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there.


Quote: For the last 30-plus years, I have been doing one long, uninterrupted improv. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For the last 30-plus years, I have been doing one long, uninterrupted improv.


Quote: Canadians are often a friendly bunch. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Canadians are often a friendly bunch.


Quote: I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela had and still has many detractors. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela had and still has many detractors.


Quote: We Californians can watch the Weather Channel for images of winter's brutality unleashed upon our fellow Americans and thank our lucky stars we don't have to contend with it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

We Californians can watch the Weather Channel for images of winter's brutality unleashed upon our fellow Americans and thank our lucky stars we don't have to contend with it.


Quote: I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us.


Quote: I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won't attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won't attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one.


Quote: To our enemies all over the world who plan America's demise, please take my advice. Give up now. No matter what, you will lose. You will lose it all. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To our enemies all over the world who plan America's demise, please take my advice. Give up now. No matter what, you will lose. You will lose it all.


Quote: Football is at least as 'gay' as rugby, Greco-Roman wrestling and the film '300.' by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Football is at least as 'gay' as rugby, Greco-Roman wrestling and the film '300.'


Quote: To me, the real 'state of the union' is found in how Americans react to current events. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To me, the real 'state of the union' is found in how Americans react to current events.


Quote: My understanding of first-degree murder is that premeditation needs to be proven. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

My understanding of first-degree murder is that premeditation needs to be proven.


Quote: We spend millions of dollars to remove pain from our lives. It's why so many people get hooked on painkillers. The body becomes addicted to painlessness. That tells you a lot. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

We spend millions of dollars to remove pain from our lives. It's why so many people get hooked on painkillers. The body becomes addicted to painlessness. That tells you a lot.


Quote: The only thing about sanctions is that, like a lot of drone strikes, there are countless unintended victims. Cutting off aid to Uganda only increases the pain there. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The only thing about sanctions is that, like a lot of drone strikes, there are countless unintended victims. Cutting off aid to Uganda only increases the pain there.


Quote: More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth's pocket and crept into another. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth's pocket and crept into another.


Quote: One person's disaster is another person's talking point. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

One person's disaster is another person's talking point.


Quote: The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser.


Quote: Someone like Ashlee Simpson, she lip-synchs on 'Saturday Night Live,' gets totally called out la Milli Vanilli, and no one really cares that much. It doesn't make me hate Ashlee; she's just taking instructions. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Someone like Ashlee Simpson, she lip-synchs on 'Saturday Night Live,' gets totally called out la Milli Vanilli, and no one really cares that much. It doesn't make me hate Ashlee; she's just taking instructions.


Quote: I'm a professional food eater. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm a professional food eater.


Quote: Every politician, every president gets votes by getting people that don't like him to like him. That's why politicians are slippery: because they talk out of both sides of their mouth. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Every politician, every president gets votes by getting people that don't like him to like him. That's why politicians are slippery: because they talk out of both sides of their mouth.




Quote: Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians.


Quote: After I wrapped 'Sons of Anarchy,' I traveled by myself for ten weeks. I started in Jordan and finished in Mali, in Timbuktu. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

After I wrapped 'Sons of Anarchy,' I traveled by myself for ten weeks. I started in Jordan and finished in Mali, in Timbuktu.


Quote: I think self-reliance and self-responsibility and self-accountability will help you as a parent, a teacher, as a citizen as a friend. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think self-reliance and self-responsibility and self-accountability will help you as a parent, a teacher, as a citizen as a friend.


Quote: I'm of the opinion that the Democrats have the ideas I agree with more often than not. Reenergizing the middle class and giving people a break. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm of the opinion that the Democrats have the ideas I agree with more often than not. Reenergizing the middle class and giving people a break.


Quote: I'm a big Germs fan; most people are. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm a big Germs fan; most people are.


Quote: When I see the hatred exacted at Mr. Obama -- you know, he lowered your taxes, killed your number one bad guy and got your guys out of Iraq -- I don't understand why he seems to inflame people so much. You know, unless, unless there's a race problem. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When I see the hatred exacted at Mr. Obama -- you know, he lowered your taxes, killed your number one bad guy and got your guys out of Iraq -- I don't understand why he seems to inflame people so much. You know, unless, unless there's a race problem.




Quote: Let's pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you've got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Let's pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you've got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often.


Quote: I hate painting with a broad brush, but I think the birther thing, at its root, is racist. The guy was born in Hawaii. A black guy is president. It's cool. Get over it. Just deal with it. There's nothing you could show these birther people that would shut them up. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I hate painting with a broad brush, but I think the birther thing, at its root, is racist. The guy was born in Hawaii. A black guy is president. It's cool. Get over it. Just deal with it. There's nothing you could show these birther people that would shut them up.


Quote: With a book, there's no volume to turn up. You're very naked with a book. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

With a book, there's no volume to turn up. You're very naked with a book.


Quote: It's hard to get people at a record company to talk about music. They don't seem to want to talk about music, it's all marketing, and that's part of a record, you gotta get it out there, people have gotta hear it, but you could do it in a way that's not repulsive. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It's hard to get people at a record company to talk about music. They don't seem to want to talk about music, it's all marketing, and that's part of a record, you gotta get it out there, people have gotta hear it, but you could do it in a way that's not repulsive.


Quote: I'm disappointed by bands left and right, every day. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm disappointed by bands left and right, every day.


Quote: Seven-11 is the pulse-beat of America. I think that Bruce Springsteen should do a song about a 7-11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but write it in such a way that American's youth can identify and slurp along with the Boss. Hail the Boss! Hail 7-11! by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Seven-11 is the pulse-beat of America. I think that Bruce Springsteen should do a song about a 7-11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but write it in such a way that American's youth can identify and slurp along with the Boss. Hail the Boss! Hail 7-11!


Quote: I thought I was gonna be in the minimum-wage working world all my life. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I thought I was gonna be in the minimum-wage working world all my life.


Quote: I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I'm basically a drip. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I'm basically a drip.




Quote: It's why real men just go out in the woods and howl. I must do it and get paid. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It's why real men just go out in the woods and howl. I must do it and get paid.


Quote: I was at the first Minor Threat show, and you could tell, 'This band is going to be the king of the town.' It was obvious. They were so good. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I was at the first Minor Threat show, and you could tell, 'This band is going to be the king of the town.' It was obvious. They were so good.


Quote: I don't have a crystal ball, but I'm willing to bet one of my arms right now that as long as there's electricity, Ramones music is going to be relevant. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't have a crystal ball, but I'm willing to bet one of my arms right now that as long as there's electricity, Ramones music is going to be relevant.


Quote: I still have dreams about CBGB's. I still miss the place. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I still have dreams about CBGB's. I still miss the place.


Quote: I've been on 'Jay Leno,' and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn't want his job, because I'd have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there's nothing there I'd want to know. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I've been on 'Jay Leno,' and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn't want his job, because I'd have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there's nothing there I'd want to know.




Quote: I've never heard Daft Punk; I've never heard a track of theirs in my life. They're the two guys with motorcycle helmets on? by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I've never heard Daft Punk; I've never heard a track of theirs in my life. They're the two guys with motorcycle helmets on?


Quote: I try to be well informed. I don't know how well I do all the time, but I try nonetheless. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I try to be well informed. I don't know how well I do all the time, but I try nonetheless.


Quote: I think the U.K. is an amazing place and has been extremely good to me. Some of my favorite and most-listened-to bands are from England. I have met many good people there and have been in front of some of the most loyal audiences I have ever encountered. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think the U.K. is an amazing place and has been extremely good to me. Some of my favorite and most-listened-to bands are from England. I have met many good people there and have been in front of some of the most loyal audiences I have ever encountered.


Quote: I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book 'Shock Doctrine.' We make money on disaster. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book 'Shock Doctrine.' We make money on disaster.


Quote: To see change in your own area code is very powerful. There's a little orphanage down the street from my company, and we donate $1 from the sale of each CD we sell to the orphanage. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To see change in your own area code is very powerful. There's a little orphanage down the street from my company, and we donate $1 from the sale of each CD we sell to the orphanage.


Quote: A country that has been through as much as Vietnam has to have some crazy music somewhere. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

A country that has been through as much as Vietnam has to have some crazy music somewhere.


Quote: I'm not interested in censorship. I like the First Amendment very much. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm not interested in censorship. I like the First Amendment very much.


Quote: You want to meet a bunch of really friendly people? Go to a Slayer concert. There'll be some real psychos there, but most of those people will take care of each other. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

You want to meet a bunch of really friendly people? Go to a Slayer concert. There'll be some real psychos there, but most of those people will take care of each other.


Quote: I'm not harmful, just introspective. You can probably think I'm weird, but it's not harmful weird. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm not harmful, just introspective. You can probably think I'm weird, but it's not harmful weird.


Quote: Where there is young people and vitality, you're going to find punk rock. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Where there is young people and vitality, you're going to find punk rock.


Quote: I'm actually on the Twitter like all those crazy young kids are, and if I'm going to do an in-store appearance or I post something on my website, I tweet these followers, a word I don't like so much, and over 50,000 people go, like, 'Okay, I got it.' by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm actually on the Twitter like all those crazy young kids are, and if I'm going to do an in-store appearance or I post something on my website, I tweet these followers, a word I don't like so much, and over 50,000 people go, like, 'Okay, I got it.'


Quote: Without an education, you won't have a future. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Without an education, you won't have a future.


Quote: Rarely do I do film press because I'm so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it's just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Rarely do I do film press because I'm so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it's just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started.


Quote: When you are young, there is so much ahead of you, it's like the Saharan desert. You can't even see across it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When you are young, there is so much ahead of you, it's like the Saharan desert. You can't even see across it.


Quote: The best compliment I get every year is that a band will write me and say, 'We were just on tour, and we had people coming to our show saying they had never heard us before they heard us on your show.' by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The best compliment I get every year is that a band will write me and say, 'We were just on tour, and we had people coming to our show saying they had never heard us before they heard us on your show.'


Quote: I would like to become a better photographer. I'm working on that. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I would like to become a better photographer. I'm working on that.


Quote: I would like go to Palestine and interview people there about what their lives are like; same thing in Iran. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I would like go to Palestine and interview people there about what their lives are like; same thing in Iran.


Quote: I always start tours with a great deal of anticipation. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I always start tours with a great deal of anticipation.


Quote: As a young person, I was on the road playing music, so I was getting new environments shoved in my face whether I wanted them or not. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

As a young person, I was on the road playing music, so I was getting new environments shoved in my face whether I wanted them or not.


Quote: There's tons of junk food for your mind on the Internet. You can sit there for three or 10 or 20 hours a day getting in online arguments with other people who also choose to waste their time. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There's tons of junk food for your mind on the Internet. You can sit there for three or 10 or 20 hours a day getting in online arguments with other people who also choose to waste their time.


Quote: I don't cuss in songs. It's too easy. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't cuss in songs. It's too easy.


Quote: If you listen to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' by Gil Scott-Heron, that album is dripping with rage. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If you listen to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' by Gil Scott-Heron, that album is dripping with rage.


Quote: I'm not into fame. I'm not into making money, outside of financing my books. I'm not into status. My thing is basically about time -- not wasting it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm not into fame. I'm not into making money, outside of financing my books. I'm not into status. My thing is basically about time -- not wasting it.


Quote: I love capitalism. It rewards me for being brave -- it awards me for being innovative and thinking out of the box. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I love capitalism. It rewards me for being brave -- it awards me for being innovative and thinking out of the box.


Quote: All my big heroes are literary, writers. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

All my big heroes are literary, writers.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

All my big heroes are literary, writers. I'd love to meet Jimmy Hendrix or John Coltrane, but I'd much rather meet Thomas Wolfe, or F. Scott Fitzgerald. Words and books have always meant a lot to me. That someone can take words and string them together to where they will move me is just a hell of a thing. It's amazing to me; more amazing to me than music or painting. It's always been the written word or the spoken word, like a great lecture or a great lyric, or a great poem. To me it's just amazing. And I always aspire toward capturing that, or my version of it.


Quote: For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that.


Quote: I don't think you'll ever have a perfect world because we humans are prone to error, and so we're always in search of an upgrade. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't think you'll ever have a perfect world because we humans are prone to error, and so we're always in search of an upgrade.


Quote: I think a lot of Americans have never been all that hungry. They've never had war on their shore, and they've never suffered the way other cultures have suffered. I'm not saying we should go suffer. Not at all. I'm saying we should be more aware of how other cultures exist. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote; white text on black background

I think a lot of Americans have never been all that hungry. They've never had war on their shore, and they've never suffered the way other cultures have suffered. I'm not saying we should go suffer. Not at all. I'm saying we should be more aware of how other cultures exist.


Quote: I love being a storyteller. I love telling stories. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I love being a storyteller. I love telling stories.


Quote: Some music really does suck! by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Some music really does suck!


Quote: I have never experienced anything like walking out onto the stage of an oversold venue and, before the first note is struck, realizing that there is not going to be enough oxygen for all of us. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have never experienced anything like walking out onto the stage of an oversold venue and, before the first note is struck, realizing that there is not going to be enough oxygen for all of us.


Quote: When people hold you in high esteem, it's very delicate relationship. When they meet you they're putting all their chips up. It's make or break. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When people hold you in high esteem, it's very delicate relationship. When they meet you they're putting all their chips up. It's make or break.


Quote: After I left D.C. to join Black Flag, I felt I was in a band. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

After I left D.C. to join Black Flag, I felt I was in a band.


Quote: I take the work seriously, just not myself in it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I take the work seriously, just not myself in it.


Quote: I mean Black Flag happened. I was lucky. I don't think I could have put together something with one percent of that oomph on my own. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I mean Black Flag happened. I was lucky. I don't think I could have put together something with one percent of that oomph on my own.


Quote: I'd like to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'cause I live in California and I just want to see that canned, chemical filled body in my office. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'd like to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'cause I live in California and I just want to see that canned, chemical filled body in my office.


Quote: I want to learn more about the world. It makes me want to get up and go. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I want to learn more about the world. It makes me want to get up and go.


Quote: There is no way you are going to be forgiven for blowing up a village and killing a bunch of people. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There is no way you are going to be forgiven for blowing up a village and killing a bunch of people.


Quote: War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.


Quote: I get angry about stuff, I get very emotionally intense about stuff and that's how I get it out -- with books, with the band, on my own onstage, but it's always kind of a wail. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I get angry about stuff, I get very emotionally intense about stuff and that's how I get it out -- with books, with the band, on my own onstage, but it's always kind of a wail.


Quote: Most poets are elitist dregs more concerned with proving their skill with a dictionary than communicating ideas with impact. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: The world's a better place since I chose music. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The world's a better place since I chose music.


Quote: I have not the smarts or patience for political office. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have not the smarts or patience for political office.


Quote: I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.


Quote: And I love the hate mail I get, the unsigned, misspelled letters I get telling me to go back to Russia or wherever. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

And I love the hate mail I get, the unsigned, misspelled letters I get telling me to go back to Russia or wherever.


Quote: There's a lot of mountain climbers trapped inside of bodies of people behind the counter at Kinko's. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There's a lot of mountain climbers trapped inside of bodies of people behind the counter at Kinko's.


Quote: I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think more tolerance, more people having more access to a chance to be literate, and a chance to stay healthy makes for a more peaceful planet.


Quote: 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. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.


Quote: There's no rule that you have to like Henry Rollins the musician or the actor. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

There's no rule that you have to like Henry Rollins the musician or the actor.


Quote: When you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive.


Quote: Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.


Quote: To hate is to show you still care, who needs that, focus on what's really important. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

To hate is to show you still care, who needs that, focus on what's really important.


Quote: Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred.


Quote: The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.


Quote: I love to go on stage and sing. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I love to go on stage and sing.


Quote: I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.


Quote: The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.


Quote: So I'm more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It's weird being here. It feels like I'm standing next to my real life. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

So I'm more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It's weird being here. It feels like I'm standing next to my real life.


Quote: I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy.


Quote: Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.


Quote: I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work.


Quote: I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.


Quote: I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.


Quote: I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can't answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can't answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore.


Quote: I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone.


Quote: I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I'd also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people -- I don't want to judge it or anything -- but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I'd also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people -- I don't want to judge it or anything -- but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity.


Quote: It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids.


Quote: I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work.


Quote: 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. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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.


Quote: In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.


Quote: So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set, but I don't take myself seriously as an actor. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set, but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.


Quote: Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.


Quote: Each year, every city in the world that can should have a multiday festival. More people meeting each other, digging new types of music, new foods, new ideas. You want to stop having so many wars? This could be a step in the right direction. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Each year, every city in the world that can should have a multiday festival. More people meeting each other, digging new types of music, new foods, new ideas. You want to stop having so many wars? This could be a step in the right direction.


Quote: Consumerism is at once the engine of America and simultaneously one of the most revealing indicators of our collective shallowness. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Consumerism is at once the engine of America and simultaneously one of the most revealing indicators of our collective shallowness.


Quote: If people are being upstanding citizens of the Republic, then you have to widen the net to incarcerate them. This explains why America's prisons are full of nonviolent offenders -- a perfect example of American exceptionalism. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If people are being upstanding citizens of the Republic, then you have to widen the net to incarcerate them. This explains why America's prisons are full of nonviolent offenders -- a perfect example of American exceptionalism.


Quote: I don't know if you have ever seen the Woody Allen film 'Annie Hall,' but it is, in a way, to Los Angeles and 'Hollywood' what 'This Is Spinal Tap' is to many musicians. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I don't know if you have ever seen the Woody Allen film 'Annie Hall,' but it is, in a way, to Los Angeles and 'Hollywood' what 'This Is Spinal Tap' is to many musicians.


Quote: Even though I am not hungry when I get up, I try to eat to get me ready for the day. Within an hour of getting up. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Even though I am not hungry when I get up, I try to eat to get me ready for the day. Within an hour of getting up.


Quote: Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars.


Quote: You need a little bit of insanity to do great things. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: With age, life becomes complex and difficult, often fraught with risk on several levels, from the practical to the fiscal. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

With age, life becomes complex and difficult, often fraught with risk on several levels, from the practical to the fiscal.


Quote: August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.


Quote: 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. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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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