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Quotes by Henry Rollins (Page 3 of 3)

Quote: I think it's important to have some documentation of the past. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think it's important to have some documentation of the past.


Quote: For me, Memphis has always been a city that holds a great deal of meaning and also leads me to a lot of thinking. Besides Sun Studio, which helped put rock n' roll on the map all over the world, the legendary Stax Studio also called Memphis home. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

For me, Memphis has always been a city that holds a great deal of meaning and also leads me to a lot of thinking. Besides Sun Studio, which helped put rock n' roll on the map all over the world, the legendary Stax Studio also called Memphis home.


Quote: If you want to believe that humans walked with dinosaurs and the planet is a few thousand years old, that is absolutely fine with me. If you want to teach this to your kids, I don't care. If states want to teach creationism in their schools, there is nothing I can do about it, so I don't sweat it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote: If you want to believe that humans walked with dinosaurs and the planet is a few thousand years old, that is absolutely fine with me. If you want to teach this to your kids, I don't care. If states want to teach creationism in their schools, there is nothing I can do about it, so I don't sweat it.- black text on quotes background

If you want to believe that humans walked with dinosaurs and the planet is a few thousand years old, that is absolutely fine with me. If you want to teach this to your kids, I don't care. If states want to teach creationism in their schools, there is nothing I can do about it, so I don't sweat it.


Quote: I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don't like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote: The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don't like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so.- black text on quotes background

The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don't like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so.


Quote: If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light, If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light, If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.


Quote: The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.


Quote: Literally thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the NFL by retired players, many of whom say that information on brain injury in football was withheld from them. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Literally thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the NFL by retired players, many of whom say that information on brain injury in football was withheld from them.


Quote: If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, little would get done. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, little would get done.


Quote: Do you know why Albert Camus was so prolific? He wrote to keep from screaming. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Do you know why Albert Camus was so prolific? He wrote to keep from screaming.


Quote: When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can't get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he's either lying or not all that bright. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can't get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he's either lying or not all that bright.


Quote: Adolescence is a plague on the senses. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Adolescence is a plague on the senses.


Quote: Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people.


Quote: If I'm jetlagging, and I've missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you're supposed to cry, I'll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I'll cry. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If I'm jetlagging, and I've missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you're supposed to cry, I'll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I'll cry.


Quote: But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work.


Quote: Smart people make good choices. They dig science and say 'no' to the invasion of sovereign nations for the pleasure of corporations. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Smart people make good choices. They dig science and say 'no' to the invasion of sovereign nations for the pleasure of corporations.


Quote: South Sudan is one of the most hard-put places in the world. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

South Sudan is one of the most hard-put places in the world.


Quote: I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one's own and helping to raise that of others. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one's own and helping to raise that of others.


Quote: The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it's almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote; white text on black background

The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it's almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.




Quote: I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end up posted on sites; pictures of me and someone I just met, taken by a cellphone, literally number in the thousands and are easily accessed. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end up posted on sites; pictures of me and someone I just met, taken by a cellphone, literally number in the thousands and are easily accessed.


Quote: We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP.


Quote: When I'm off the road, and I can really control my diet down to the calorie, I juice seven days a week. Every afternoon, whatever I have at hand, beets, carrots, ginger, whatever. I juice, literally, every single day. And on the road, I try to find fresh juice wherever I can. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote; white text on black background

When I'm off the road, and I can really control my diet down to the calorie, I juice seven days a week. Every afternoon, whatever I have at hand, beets, carrots, ginger, whatever. I juice, literally, every single day. And on the road, I try to find fresh juice wherever I can.


Quote: With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad.


Quote: We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.


Quote: Most of the people who call me a sellout were 7 when I was down face-first in the punk trenches. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Most of the people who call me a sellout were 7 when I was down face-first in the punk trenches.


Quote: Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: I forged myself out of a vacuum. I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year. Some wonder how and why. I never do. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I forged myself out of a vacuum. I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year. Some wonder how and why. I never do.


Quote: I have been listening to the Stooges' self-titled first album for well over half my life, and it remains one of the most exciting and essential records I have ever had the good fortune to come into contact with. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I have been listening to the Stooges' self-titled first album for well over half my life, and it remains one of the most exciting and essential records I have ever had the good fortune to come into contact with.


Quote: Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about. I love to perform. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about. I love to perform.


Quote: Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

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


Quote: I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of Henry Rollins quote: I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.- black text on quotes background

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.


Quote: Pizza makes me think that anything is possible. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.


Quote: Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business.


Quote: Maybe I'm just a psycho, and the stage is a better place to go than either the loony bin or somewhere else. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Maybe I'm just a psycho, and the stage is a better place to go than either the loony bin or somewhere else.


Quote: I'm not exactly ambitious as much as I have a very good realization of what I am and what I am capable of. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I'm not exactly ambitious as much as I have a very good realization of what I am and what I am capable of.


Quote: My motto is, 'Never quit.' by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

My motto is, 'Never quit.'


Quote: If you paid Americans a living wage, they would be able to pay for products made by Americans in America. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

If you paid Americans a living wage, they would be able to pay for products made by Americans in America.


Quote: As so much music is listened to via MP3 download, many will never experience the joy of analog playback, and for them, I feel sorry. They are missing out. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

As so much music is listened to via MP3 download, many will never experience the joy of analog playback, and for them, I feel sorry. They are missing out.


Quote: I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.


Quote: I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well.


Quote: In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.


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