100 Inspiring Quotes By Henry Rollins, The Author Of Get In The Van
Musician, Actor, Writer, Radio Host
Washington, D.C., U.S
Henry Rollins, born as Henry Lawrence Garfield, is an American polymath of the entertainment industry. He has held several profiles including being a musician, actor, television and radio host and comedian. Rollins love for music traces back to his university days when he first developed an interest in punk rock, after getting hands on a copy of The Ramones's debut album. Rollins’ music career thrived as he became the frontman and vocalist of ‘State of Alert’ band. In times to follow, he was a key member of the Black Flag and Rollin Stone bands. He made several important contributions as a solo artist as well. Music career aside, Rollins is famous for his antics as a television and radio host. He hosts the weekly radio show on KCRW, and is a regular columnist for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. He has also done a couple of dramatic roles for various televisions series. Apart from his career in the entertainment industry, Rollins has powerfully used his social position to campaign for and promote LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, the West Memphis Three and an end to war in particular. The rich legacy of his work includes some of the highly meaningful quotes that he has written over the years. These quotes touch various aspects of life and provide some food for thought. Check out some of the most famous quotes by Henry Rollins.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know they have lost something and picked up something else. Half of life is fucking up, the other half is dealing with it. Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts. 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. I am ready for whatever's coming. I expect nothing but to be let down or turned away. I am alone. Goddamn. The shit hurts sometimes, but I realize what I am, what I have become. My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. Do it or don't. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy. It is sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. You don't make me feel like you used to.
That's why I'm leaving
That's why people leave each other
They come to their senses and get selfish again. Love heals scars love left Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit. I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. 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. Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated. When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got? Gay people don't have a personality problem. They have a problem with small-minded motherfuckers who can't conquer a 1-inch high curb. Respect is not a one way street 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 Nothing brings people together more than mutual hatred. Best not to mix the past with the present. The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead. I will do my best to dodge tonight's depression
Hide in sleep
Damage myself in dreams
Wake up older, slightly more used. My love is a thousand French poets puking black blood on your Cure CD collection. If there was a god, he wouldn't let a guy walk right up and shoot you in the face now would he? That's right, now you get the picture. Truth burns doesn't it? I know you’ll never love me but maybe you’ll stay for awhile. It's hard to get along with people. As much as you try to like them and accept them as individuals, it becomes difficult because they keep getting out of line and wasting your time. Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but i feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people then i feel on my owm. Don't push me
I've got a corner at my back
I've nowhere to go except over you. 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. A rose trapped inside a fist. I am well protected
Too locked up
To get free Don't hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, 'I am a homophobe! I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know. Somewhere, someone isn’t impressed by your looks. Not all men jump through the hoops of your fire. You’re unbelievably boring to more people than you’ll ever know. I’m packed with broken glass and memories and it all hurts. My dick is a macho shithead but the rest of me is a sensitive, caring and gentle guy. I would like to be able to gently drift in and out of existence when I wanted to. You can find me in the frozen mood section. Anyone who wants to help me doesn't. Anyone who wants to kill me might. Anyone who wants to love me better not. Books are cool, but knowledge without mileage doesn't mean anything to me. I'll be here tomorrow
If I can make it through today. 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. I got my heart broken. My spirit got shattered and mutilated. I will not be coming back from this. I don’t want to. I just want to be able to stand up straight for a little while before I get cut down. My feelings for you shame me into silence. When you title yourself, you immediately lend yourself to all kinds of pretension It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. Basically, men are afraid of women and can’t handle the fact that they came out of the same thing they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back into. You can still function as a living ruin. I think of the thrill of an intelligent woman talking just to me. You are the untold story. You are the impassioned truth wanting to scream its existence, to be forever trapped by a strong hand clapped firmly over the mouth of my soul. Is it a shame that I can’t accept love? Am I too burned out to move towards what will keep me alive or too smart to get pulled into someone else’s world? You can get away with a lot of shit if it looks like it`s all you know how to do. There’s got to be someone for me. It’s not too much to ask. Just someone to be with. Someone to love. Someone to give everything to. Someone. People are best on records and books because you can turn them off or put them back on the shelf. Always knowing you're going to die
And until then knowing you've got to live. Everything you do makes my body scream with loneliness. I have heard people say that they felt closer to their parents after they have died. Maybe if I treat people as if they were dead, I could get along with them better You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others. I feel like a visitor that got left behind by his ride. He looked at her
He was in love. Life forgets me but will not let me forget
Holds me down and tells me that I'm free. It is you who makes me see what I really am. The times I have tried to get close to someone resulted in me feeling threatened and weak. Here in this moment we are beautiful, nocturnal creatures and our thoughts and words are jewels guarded by the moon. I like the idea of someone else’s love safely sealed in a song or a book. You’ll never know that just sitting across a room full of people, I have transformed you into a goddess. A destroyer of despair. Horror jolts me when I look at one of you and see a pair of beautiful eyes that make me think your mind might contain a world that could hold me as the bolts shake loose and fly from my frame. Help me to withstand your beauty as it stands out of reach. Give me the capacity to forget ever having felt your touch. You can't right the wrongs because you'll never understand the cause and you'll be too busy dodging the effect. The material you work with is that which you will come to resemble. That which you work against will always work against you, including yourself. No magic. I do believe you might have taken it all with you when you went away. I hate it when men go to strip bars. It lowers the rest of us that know if a man has to pay to see a woman naked, he is a loser and probably should get weeded out. I am too far gone to be rehabilitated. Damn, I was lonely that autumn. I wished for a girl I could hang out with. I never
really did anything to meet girls, too shy, too fucked up. Autumn makes
me think of women. Perfection. I have been waiting all my life to be with you. My heart slams against my ribs when I think of the slaughtered nights I spent all over the world waiting to feel your touch. Life will not break your heart. It will crush it. It is our destiny to be born beautiful into an ugly age. In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks. Love is self deception. I am a living creature. Hate is only self love. I am a double feature. I don't want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a
blithering idiot cursing the sun - hallucinating, screaming, giving
obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. I'm not close to people, I am close to myself. I spend a lot of time inside. We came to the end, we found nothing. Nothing!!! And we cursed because we were hoping for so much less. I've got a knife and I want to talk to you
I've got a prayer and I want to carve it to you
I've got no chance, that's why I'm looking to you
O Lord, ride with me I'm constantly around people that talk a lot but say nothing. A sad case. I see walking bombs on the street
Hearts not beating, but ticking I cling to my memories of glorious desperation. You know, we are one nation under a god. Yes, you were right. An angry, crack slinging god who decorates with bullets and spent condoms. Don't let despair mutate your flesh
Look at my twisted stumps of thought
See the fingers, listen to the voice
I am slowly becoming the end of the line. A man came up to me the other day and said he hadn't had a bite in weeks. So you know what I did? I walked by him like he didn't even exist.
A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.
What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.
I have gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain.
For some there is no music
No untamed madness that breathes life
There is work
A dullness that rings like wooden thunder
She lit my soul and inhaled deeply
Flicking my ashes occasionally.
I think to myself:
I don't want to survive this one
I want to burn up in the wreckage It's about time that governments feared the people instead of the other way around.