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

Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. 

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 Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me. 

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Some music really does suck! 

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If I hear, ‘Be afraid of Tehran,’ I’m like, ‘I’d better go to Tehran.’ 

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 The first several years of my life were used to upload incredible amounts of fear, and I just became afraid of everything. I was afraid of my parents, afraid of my classmates, afraid of the streets of Washington, D.C. I would flinch at every gesture. 

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 If I’m in L.A. for longer than 20 days, I’m looking for work, because I don’t do vacations. 

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 To me, getting muscular was the first thing I ever achieved by working at it, and it was a game changer for me, because it was the first time I ever had confidence. 

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 Change is hard, but change is good. 

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 I think a lot of Americans have never been all that hungry. They’ve never had war on their shore, and they’ve never suffered the way other cultures have suffered. I’m not saying we should go suffer. Not at all. I’m saying we should be more aware of how other cultures exist.

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I think young people should travel and travel often to other countries… like I do. 

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

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There’s always going to be a need for activism; there’s always going to be a need for you and me doing the right thing, being very Lincoln-sonian in looking out for each other. 

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Music to me is mankind’s greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does. 

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 For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that. 

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 I’m not a very good writer. I’m working at it. 

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All my big heroes are literary, writers. 

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 I’m not into fame. I’m not into making money, outside of financing my books. I’m not into status. My thing is basically about time – not wasting it. 

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 If you listen to ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ by Gil Scott-Heron, that album is dripping with rage. 

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 I don’t cuss in songs. It’s too easy. 

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As a young person, I was on the road playing music, so I was getting new environments shoved in my face whether I wanted them or not. 

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Anything in this culture that stands still long enough eventually becomes okay if a person can derive an income from it. Eventually, pay-per-view public execution will happen, and it will be half-time entertainment. 

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 I always start tours with a great deal of anticipation. 

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 I would like go to Palestine and interview people there about what their lives are like; same thing in Iran. 

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The best compliment I get every year is that a band will write me and say, ‘We were just on tour, and we had people coming to our show saying they had never heard us before they heard us on your show.’ 

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 When you are young, there is so much ahead of you, it’s like the Saharan desert. You can’t even see across it. 

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 I do film press because I’m so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it’s just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started. 

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 When you’re going into an employment environment that looks pretty scary, it is easy to lose your moral compass, your decency, your sense of civility and your sense of community. 

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You must never lower yourself to being a person you don’t like. Henry Rollins You Yourself Never Person Without an education, you won’t have a future. 

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

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 I wonder how Colin Powell sleeps at night. I would like to have a word with him because he lied. He lied. He lied to me. He lied to my face through the camera at the U.N.

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 A lot of Americans don’t have a passport, never will have a passport. Not only will they not travel, they don’t want to travel. 

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I was in Pakistan in Islamabad when Bhutto was assassinated, and the next day, you know, there’s just plumes of smoke everywhere. I mean, Islamabad is on fire. 

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 I’m not harmful, just introspective. You can probably think I’m weird, but it’s not harmful weird. 

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 To see change in your own area code is very powerful. There’s a little orphanage down the street from my company, and we donate $1 from the sale of each CD we sell to the orphanage. 

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 I’d like to talk to Sean Hannity in a controlled environment and say, ‘O.K., you can’t interrupt and jump up and down like a professional wrestler.’ 

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 I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book ‘Shock Doctrine.’ We make money on disaster. 

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 I think the U.K. is an amazing place and has been extremely good to me. Some of my favorite and most-listened-to bands are from England. I have met many good people there and have been in front of some of the most loyal audiences I have ever encountered. 

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I try to be well informed. I don’t know how well I do all the time, but I try nonetheless. 

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The idea that any performer type is owed anything is a joke to me. 

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 I wasn’t playing the music, the music was playing me… and once that went away, and I had the feeling I was playing music, I had to stop. The need to go onstage and get my brain flattened every night left me, and what I didn’t wanna do is go onstage and perpetrate a fraud… You cannot fool an audience. 

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 I’ve been on ‘Jay Leno,’ and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn’t want his job, because I’d have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there’s nothing there I’d want to know. 

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 I still have dreams about CBGB’s. I still miss the place. 

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We’re at peak oil, peak water, peak resources, and so either we figure it out and let science lead or we head down a very bad, dark trail to where a lot of people aren’t going to make it. 

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 It’s why real men just go out in the woods and howl. I must do it and get paid. 

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 I’ve been in Iraq, and it never occurred to me to go, ‘Hey, this war is bogus,’ to some guy who’s 24 hours a day trying not to get shot at or blown up. 

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 I’m terrified of motorcycles. I’ve been on one a couple of times. I did not like it. 

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 Even though I am not hungry when I get up, I try to eat to get me ready for the day. Within an hour of getting up. 

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I’d love to talk to Janeane Garafalo or Randi Rhodes or Stephanie Miller from Air America. I’m an Air American junkie; I listen to them every day. 

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 I thought I was gonna be in the minimum-wage working world all my life. 

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Seven-11 is the pulse-beat of America. I think that Bruce Springsteen should do a song about a 7-11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but write it in such a way that American’s youth can identify and slurp along with the Boss. Hail the Boss! Hail 7-11! 

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I’m disappointed by bands left and right, every day. 

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Disappointed It’s hard to get people at a record company to talk about music. They don’t seem to want to talk about music, it’s all marketing, and that’s part of a record, you gotta get it out there, people have gotta hear it, but you could do it in a way that’s not repulsive. 

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 I get along with Australians really well. Everyone’s usually really cool, and it’s always a drag to leave. 

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 I contribute a large amount of money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, so I’m on their mailing list for all their Klan Watch newsletters. I’m very well aware of White Power movements in America. 

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 I hate painting with a broad brush, but I think the birther thing, at its root, is racist. The guy was born in Hawaii. A black guy is president. It’s cool. Get over it. Just deal with it. There’s nothing you could show these birther people that would shut them up. 

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 No one should die when they’re 50. 

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 Let’s pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you’ve got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often. 

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When I see the hatred exacted at Mr. Obama – you know, he lowered your taxes, killed your number one bad guy and got your guys out of Iraq – I don’t understand why he seems to inflame people so much. You know, unless, unless there’s a race problem. 

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 I’m a good authoritarian figure; I don’t know why. ‘Can you be a cop?’ Sure. ‘Can you be a Marine?’ Absolutely. Well, at least in a movie. 

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 I’m a big Germs fan; most people are. 

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 I’m of the opinion that the Democrats have the ideas I agree with more often than not. Reenergizing the middle class and giving people a break. 

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 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. 

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Fish is the only kind of respirating thing that I consume. Everything else I don’t want any part of. 

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 Young, gay and stuck in Arkansas? Sounds like a horror flick. 

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 I don’t know if music has ever achieved anything past appealing to the people that it appeals to. If a song could stop a war, then Bob Marley and Bob Dylan songs would have stopped one or two. 

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The arts in America exist in spite of America, not because of America. 

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 When you’re holding people’s attention, I feel you must give them high-quality ingredients. They deserve nothing but your best. And if they need information, get it, cross-check it, and try to be right. Do not waste their time; do not enjoy the ego trip of being onstage. 

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 I wrapped ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ I traveled by myself for ten weeks. I started in Jordan and finished in Mali, in Timbuktu. 

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