Henry Rollins quotes

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.”

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

“Maybe I'm ego-tripping, but I don't find myself a particularly horrible person, so I don't think I need to hold back anything I think or feel.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

“As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.”

— Henry Rollins

“Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred.”

— Henry Rollins

“What I don't want to do is go out there and not be able to mean it, you know?”

— Henry Rollins

“And I laugh at myself when I screw things up, which happens all the time.”

— Henry Rollins

“Some music really does suck!”

— Henry Rollins

“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.”

— Henry Rollins

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

— Henry Rollins

“I never thought about getting any tattoos removed.”

— Henry Rollins
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