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By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

This is my own little rock theory: In my mind, Nirvana slayed the hair bands. They shot the top off the poodles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I'd like to rid myself of writing, to surrender, to release the venom. And hopefully at some point, I'll be a happy, well-adjusted guy and I'll have no need for all that 'art.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Quite often people will get an animal which is probably not a good idea for them to have. They get it out of enthusiasm, there is a genuine interest, but sometimes they're not exactly prepared for what they're getting themselves into.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

The rich survive and everyone else gets ready to work 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 jobs and what do you get? Blade Runner. Welcome to your science fiction. Your 21st century. I think that's where it goes. The rich get richer and everyone else... the middle class kind of starts dropping lower and lower.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Do it or don't. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

My feelings for you shame me into silence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

There is no heaven for me and no hell. And certainly not any Karma.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I lay off a lot modern fiction and only rely on living writers for non-fiction work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

There's something about being under-rested and knowing that the situation is going to remain that way for quite some time that makes things more meaningful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Bono actually gets a lot of substantial work done. The guy really does put a lot of things together and, while I'm not a fan of his music, I greatly applaud his humanitarian efforts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Since the last tour I have done a lot of extensive travel to Iraq, Kuwait, Siberia, South Korea and other places and picked up some hopefully interesting stories. We are living in interesting times and as bad as things are, I draw considerable inspiration from some of the things I'm seeing and people I'm meeting. I'm looking forward to getting out on the road and talking about it all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Rock n' roll unchained a nation and revolutionized radio and the record industry, not to mention the motion picture business.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

The most interesting place by far was Afghanistan. Just because it is a place that I cannot see myself living. The hardness of the people and the history of the country is just so completely intense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

Trying to write music, be in a band and keep it all happening is one of the hardest, morale-destroying, heartbreaking things you will ever try to do - and that's when it's going well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

Want a good body? Work at it. Want to be a success? Work at it. Want to be truly exceptional? Be a touch insane... You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was vigorously and vociferously opposed by the Southern states. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law nonetheless.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I like the sound of my voice, doesn't mean it's any good but I like it. The joke is that "all good singers like the sound of their own voice" so we'll go with that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

Whenever any great song or album gets lost in the ether, someone is deprived of the joy of hearing it, and the great effort of those who created and recorded the work is damaged.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

As a young person growing up in Washington, D.C., summers were hot, humid and relentless. My friends and I grew more restless and adventurous with every passing year.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

'Duck Dynasty' is a ridiculous show, and long may it wave. America and democracy will endure. They've seen a lot worse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Never once have I thought that Social Security would be something that would ever be available to me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Henry Rollins

If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. In order to survive you, I must first survive myself. I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you. There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice. Shameless now. Nameless now. Nothing now. No one now. But my soul must be iron, 'cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I'd rather work on my radio show, which no one hears but I put about eight hours of programming and writing into it for those 30 people who do tune in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I am always interested in an opportunity to learn something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I don't consider myself an actor, for me it's employment. Like the actor who's a waiter a lot, I'm an actor when I'm not on tour, in that that's a job I can do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

The visceral nature of hard rock music, the fact that you can have this sledge hammering sound - and that you can hook a lyric up and a feeling up to something and make the lyric jump into this machine that crushes. That has always been really attractive to me, that kind of power.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I don't really write for fun; it's not an enjoyable experience. For me, art, or whatever the hell it is I do, has always been a refuge from that which makes me want to tear my lungs out. That's why I play like I play; I'm not into entertainment.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Henry Rollins

She is the gin. Cold, intoxicating. Gives you a rush, makes you warm inside, makes you lose your head. Take too much, it makes you sick and shuts you down. He is the coffee, hot, steaming, filtered. You have to add stuff to it to make it taste good. Grinds your stomach, makes you jittery, wired, and tense. Bad trip, keeps you up, burns you out. Coffee and gin don’t mix, never do, everybody keeps trying and trying to make it taste good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

To this day, my haircut is the number two clippers, which I apply to myself every month.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I don't believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

There are religions and social and moral awareness in any society that gets passed immediately. Those human truths. All cultures address them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

All I can do is just do stuff while I am alive and hopefully that track record will speak for itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Humans will take a rain forest and lose it and cover it with concrete. They will take the woods and turn it into a parking garage and I am not saying that's bad. I am just saying that's what we do. We occupy the planet with a vengeance. We seek to dominate it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

When I write lyrics, it's only when I'm angry or hurt or sad. So lyrically it's never really easy going. And the music is always really intense.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

As you do with any band you're in, you get to know everyone too well all too soon. When you're crammed into a small space, proximity leads to familiarity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

All by yourself, unable to express the pain of your distress with your deeper inside. You alienate yourself and everybody else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

'Fox News' will one day come to an end. Led Zeppelin will not. It's as simple as that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Nothing brings people together more, than mutual hatred.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

You want to meet a bunch of really friendly people? Go to a Slayer concert. There'll be some real psychos there, but most of those people will take care of each other.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Being unique is never easy, and often, by the time culture catches up with you, there are only a few people who notice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

What I felt for you was a combination of respect and affection. There was a closeness I felt through intimate interaction. The affection part is all over with. All that remains is the respect. If I put my arms around you and told you that I missed you, I would be lying. You're alright with me and I wish you well. But you're not me and that makes you one of them and you can only get so close.