Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life

Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life

Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life, Politics

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

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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? 

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 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. 

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

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 In the summer of 1991, I was on the first Lollapalooza tour. Nightly, I would watch Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell go out in front of a sea of people and within minutes have all of them in the palm of his hand. I have never seen anything like it since. 

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I know that collector types can be a pain in the neck and seem perpetually frozen in time – or at least in their parents’ basement – but someone has to look out for the past, lest it slip away forever.

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 I plan to be a part of Haiti’s reconstruction and future. 

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You could split hairs and bring up words like ‘doo-wop’ and terms like ‘soul’ or ‘R&B’, but I think pop music is what you want it to be – that’s why it’s pop. 

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 One of the nice things about a favorite pop song is that it’s an unconditional truce on judgment and musical snobbery. You like the song because you just do, and there need not be any further criticism. 

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Technically speaking, there is no music whatsoever on a CD. Lots of information, but no music. 

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I don’t know how much you follow current events. For some, there’s not enough time to keep up on what’s happening; for others, the news is too depressing, and peering too deeply fills one with boiling frustration all too quickly. 

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 For me, returning to Los Angeles annihilates the memories of where I have just been with an astonishing speed. 

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

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As the middle class is predated upon with an ever greater malicious intensity, their children stand to lose more and harder than their parents ever did. 

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

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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.

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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. 

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

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 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. 

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 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. 

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

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

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 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. 

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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. 

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

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 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. 

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

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

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

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

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 I love to go on stage and sing. 

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

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Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred. 

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

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

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 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. 

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

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 I’m very boring. 

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

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 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. 

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

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 I guess, topic to topic, you could consider me a left-leaning person. 

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 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. 

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 I’m not artistic nor am I all that creative. 

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

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

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

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 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. 

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I have not the smarts or patience for political office. 

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I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things. 

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

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

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I know I was a generic dysfunctional child, but I think a lot of people are. 

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 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. 

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

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

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If I had to perform in a comedy club I would bomb; I would be trying too hard. 

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 I’m most comfortable on stage. 

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Most Americans are very cool people. 

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 I don’t want to fail the audience. I don’t want to let them down. 

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

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 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. 

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You don’t have to twist my arm to work. 

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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. 

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

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I was a very repressed young person. I wasn’t good at school. I didn’t fit in. 

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

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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. 

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