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

After Barack Obama‘s administration responded to the Haitian crisis within 24 hours. Here comes the soldiers, here comes the food, go go go… Rush Limbaugh told his multi-millions of listeners that Obama only did that to gain favour with black people in America. This is the kind of idiocy that I have to deal with in my country. 

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Every politician, every president gets votes by getting people that don’t like him to like him. That’s why politicians are slippery: because they talk out of both sides of their mouth.

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 If you listen to the way I speak and watch the way I conduct myself – there’s nothing about me that’s rock n’ roll. It’s like, ‘Hello, I’m in a rock n’ roll band’. ‘No, you’re a narc.’ 

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 It’s hard to judge literary merit. 

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I’m a professional food eater. 

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Someone like Ashlee Simpson, she lip-synchs on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ gets totally called out la Milli Vanilli, and no one really cares that much. It doesn’t make me hate Ashlee; she’s just taking instructions. 

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One person’s disaster is another person’s talking point. 

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More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth’s pocket and crept into another. 

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 You might as well enjoy the day – you never know when and how painfully it could all end. 

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Scott Asheton was a brilliant drummer, a natural musician. 

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We spend millions of dollars to remove pain from our lives. It’s why so many people get hooked on painkillers. The body becomes addicted to painlessness. That tells you a lot. 

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My understanding of first-degree murder is that premeditation needs to be proven. 

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 Young African-American males: Stop existing. It could get you killed. 

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Get America is off-the-hook gay. I will not go all Ann Coulter on you and say, ‘Our gays are better than their gays,’ but as far as countries go, we are in-your-face gay. 

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 Football is at least as ‘gay’ as rugby, Greco-Roman wrestling and the film ‘300.’

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 I have been an XL fan of Devo since I was in high school in the 1970s. Their records only sound better with time. 

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 To our enemies all over the world who plan America’s demise, please take my advice. Give up now. No matter what, you will lose. You will lose it all. 

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 Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people. 

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 American President Russia is tough. The history, the land, the people – brutal. Henry Rollins History People Tough Russia Chris Christie is New Jersey’s concern, not America’s. 

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 I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won’t attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one. 

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 I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us. 

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 My first visit to West Berlin was in February 1983. The drive through East Berlin, the fact that West Berlin was surrounded by a wall that was more than 100 miles long – the absurdity and intensity of it really knocked me out. 

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 It is very difficult to tell Americans that they can’t do something. Henry Rollins Difficult Something Tell Very Do you know why Albert Camus was so prolific? He wrote to keep from screaming. 

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 As so much music is listened to via MP3 download, many will never experience the joy of analog playback, and for them, I feel sorry. They are missing out. 

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 Castle Face Records, run by The Oh Sees main man, Johnny Dwyer is always worth checking in with. 

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Mr. Christ, I read you as an infinitely patient entity who, as they say, often works in mysterious ways, a rebel unafraid to take the tougher, less traveled paths. Seems to me you’re playing the long game. Is that why more states are coming out in favor of marriage equality? Is that why the Affordable Care Act is now with us? 

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 Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela had and still has many detractors. 

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If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, little would get done. 

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 Watching a documentary with people hacking their way through some polar wasteland is merely a visual. Actually trying to deal with cold that can literally kill you is quite a different thing. 

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When you have to work with and exist amongst cynical, burned-out personnel on a set, it doesn’t matter what you’re shooting or how much you’re being paid – it’s not worth it. 

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 Canadians are often a friendly bunch. 

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Canadians For the last 30-plus years, I have been doing one long, uninterrupted improv. 

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Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there. 

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 Lou Reed’s music has been in the lives of millions of people all over the world for decades. He had a truly universal presence and was respected by musicians across all genres. 

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 When a band becomes as truly iconic as the Velvet Underground, there will often be a box set released, overburdened with mediocre material that dilutes what was fine left on its own. 

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It’s one thing to buy a copy of ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ You actually have to read it to get anything out of it. 

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To get a human through a life, lives of broken bones, knock-me-over-with-a-feather susceptibility to myriad viruses, and whatever else might befall someone will cost money. 

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Being in New York is an almost overwhelming experience. While Washington, D.C., is my favorite American city, I regard New York City as the most amazing city in the world. No other comes close. It is an incredible, inexhaustible engine. 

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There is a lot to say about what Bikini Kill and other ‘riot grrrl’ bands were able to achieve when they first set out. They were not some momentary, convulsive, creative spasm of independent music. There was a very real, relevant point of view being expressed. 

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America sold VX nerve gas and anthrax to Iraq for years, even after the Halabja gas attack, which killed thousands of Kurds. 

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 America was cool with Saddam Hussein when he was killing Iranians. Henry Rollins Cool America He Saddam Hussein Every single record I have is a fossil. 

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Think about it: No matter who you are, the past plays a large part in your life. I am all about living in the present as best as I can. Try as I might, there is only so much I am able to achieve on this front. 

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Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things. Henry Rollins Life Music You Your My unconditional sure thing is that I don’t have one. Henry Rollins Sure Thing Unconditional Sure Thing Harmony is boring. 

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Ferrell put independent music on a very good path with Lollapalooza. Henry Rollins Music Good Path Think Having an identity is one thing. Being born into an identity is quite a different matter. 

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If there is one set of laws, one Constitution for every citizen, its protections hopefully applied equally to all, then why do the results seem to differ so radically? What do you call that? Look around – you’re living in it. 

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 The fact is, in the minds of many, Trayvon Martin received the appropriate punishment for a true crime: He was black, male and dared to walk outside. In life, young Trayvon was just a teenager; in death, he has been transformed into a scary, lurking, suspicious, prone-to-violence spook. 

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 Trayvon Martin did not need to die. 

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Mandela will always be the face of South Africa. The traveler passing through the country will see Mandela’s face almost everywhere he looks. Truly, the man is omnipresent. 

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 In my many trips to South Africa, I have met and spoken to a lot of people there, and they all seem to find apartheid as repellent as you would. 

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It has been hard to get my head around how Justice Antonin Scalia rationalizes his decisions. His body blow to the Voting Rights Act was a head scratcher, but at least he was calm when he attempted to justify his odd logic. 

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 I don’t hate the government. I don’t think the Second Amendment is being infringed upon. 

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 My laptop seems to know where I am, even if I don’t. My cellphone asks me if I want directions to anywhere from the spot I am standing in. I buy a record online and Amazon.com sends me letters, telling me that people who bought what I bought also bought these other records. 

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 I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end up posted on sites; pictures of me and someone I just met, taken by a cellphone, literally number in the thousands and are easily accessed. 

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