Some Of The Best Henry Rollins Quotes Around

Posted on January 31, 2020Comments Off on Some Of The Best Henry Rollins Quotes Around

Henry Rollings was born Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington in 1961 which should mean his parents were politicians or the likes (is there anything else they do in DC?). Henry Rollings grew up to become a songwriter, musician, presenter, host, comedian, actor, and activist. He has written a handful of books, done a series of spoken words, and dozens of albums of songs. Out of these, we have gotten to know Henry better and seen into the depth of Henry Rollins’ mind, we have gotten to see that he is so much of a sadist, a dark person, a loner, and many else. You just need a handful of Henry Rollins quotes.

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

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

“A rose trapped inside a fist.”

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

“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.”

“I just want to be able to stand up straight for a little while before I get cut down.”

“This is my 25th year of being on stage. A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting line with are no longer in this position. I feel very, very lucky.”

“If you hate your parents, the man or the establishment, don’t show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really want to rebel against your parents, out-learn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.”

“I can’t remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.”

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

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

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

“I know you’ll never love me but maybe you’ll stay for a while.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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“I don’t mind The Boss. I think he’s an honest guy. I have some of his records, not all of them. I’ve met a couple of the E-Street guys, and they seem really cool.”

“No magic. I do believe you might have taken it all with you when you went away.”

“I think of the thrill of an intelligent woman talking just to me.”

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

“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.”

“I love to go on stage and sing.”

“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,”

“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.”

“Don’t push me I’ve got a corner at my back I’ve nowhere to go except over you.”
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