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By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Seasonal change in Los Angeles is often a very subtle thing. It's not as if we finally stop having to shovel the snow out of our driveways and can put our parkas back in the closet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

You have to get away from them. You have to get as far away as you can otherwise they'll kill you with their lives. They don't know what they do. They are careless with themselves and they take too much for granted. They make their shortcomings your problem. The only way to keep your head above it and heal your wounds is to crawl away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Live music is the cure for what ails ya.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

I think there is something very interesting about people who live day to day in an environment where they could get taken out by a wild animal. There has to be some kind respect that is derived from that relationship.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I have built my life to pursue the new. I don't have family, don't know many people and I am usually ready to leave within an hour.

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

I get a lot of shit because I put "I" in the lyrics all the time. The "I" is always for someone else... When I say "I," it's so that when that person is singing along with the song, it empowers them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Nowadays, the media have to be there to keep you from asking too many questions, from getting together with other people who might want to do the Jeffersonian thing and call out the government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I don't hate people - not remotely other than they make you crazy in traffic, but as I get older I kind of see more and more why people do what they do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Horror jolts me when I look at one of you and see a pair of beautiful eyes that make me think your mind might contain a world that could hold me as the bolts shake loose and fly from my frame.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

When you start thinking as far as what's a good photo, unfortunately everything starts looking like a good photo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

After having read a lot of fiction, literature, whatever you want to call it, from Wolfe to Houellebecq, I think you have to have an understanding and insight of the human condition that is informed and motivated by a desire to immerse yourself in the human world and bring these stories to bear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

People like Jefferson, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and M. L. K. are larger than life to me. I find myself staring at photographs of Lincoln almost in disbelief that he was a man who walked the earth and not merely some fiction writer's creation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I'm not a conservative or a republican but I know that there's conservative republicans who I probably vigorously disagree with but I also am smart enough, or something enough, to understand that they really think that they're right, and they're looking at me like I'm crazy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Sometimes you can get so far in yourself that you don't know who you are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I come from a minimum wage working world, as we all did for at least some part of our lives, and that is never out of my rearview. I've never forgotten how much your feet hurt after you've stood on them for like 12 hours. And how the drudgery of a job you hate craps on your entire life; how you treat other people, how you treat yourself, and it really was getting to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Everything you do makes my body scream with loneliness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Republicans just can't help themselves. They get in front of a live microphone and within a few sentences are rocketing down the swiftest and most direct route to the all-you-can-eat comedian-and-talk-show-host buffet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Russia is tough. The history, the land, the people - brutal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I believe that capitalism, at least how it's used by major corporations, and environmental concerns are in opposition. To be ecologically aware, productivity of many things would slow down at least for awhile. Stockholders don't want to hear about the saving of the whales or some stream in Kentucky. They want a return on their investment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I have no pride about anything I have done. It's just not the way I think about things. I do the work, always, as hard as I can, to the point of pain, injury, exhaustion, if that is what it takes. Once I am done, I move on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

It's easy for me to play bad guys because it's a very linear acting. Bad guys aren't empathetic. Being a bad guy is great because you're not friendly and you don't have to do much with your face.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression - from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it.

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 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

My first introduction to African music was by my mother, who bought the 'Pata Pata' album by the great Miriam Makeba when it came out. Now that is an album. What a voice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

Too sick and freaked out not to want a bullet for every passer by, too sick and freaked out to breathe, too sick and freaked out to care, too sick and freaked out to think of anything but the annihilation of my mind and denial of my life. So sick and freaked out that I think everyone is my friend.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

Please don't think that I am one of those squishy types who can't handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

I was happy to find out that when on tour, Dolly Parton doesn't use hotels but stays on her bus every night, to the point of having her buses shipped from Austria to Australia so she can tour the way she sees fit. I used one of her buses once - an honor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

There is a concerted effort to keep you and me, you know, the people, away from what it [war] really looks like, 'cause when you're selling war, when it's such a big industry. What they don't tell you is the rest of it and the down side of it. And so obviously there is a lot of money and a lot of time and effort being spent on that campaign "perpetual war for perpetual peace".

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I'm so burned out, the only person I can stand is myself. I'm the only one I would put through this. Wheels and wings, The ride is everything. I'm all I've got. I'm all I can take. Another day has destroyed a part of me. So far so good.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared - a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel - I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I spend several days at a time without enough sleep. At first, normal activities become annoying. When you are too tired to eat, you really need some sleep. A few days later, things become strange. Loud noises become louder and more startling, familiar sounds become unfamiliar, and life reinvents itself as a surrealist dream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

A text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

South Sudan is one of the most hard-put places in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Rollins

The reality is that we are going to have problems with water in this century. And the fact that we are going to have problems with fossil fuel is a given.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Rollins

The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don't like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I like people. Rightwingers don't. They like business, they don't care about people. I like education, they seem not to care much about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

If it were a choice between me getting killed or one of my friend's kids, I would happily take the shot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

An adult has the opportunity to enjoy the wisdom gleaned from previous decades of living and experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly colored wrapping paper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

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.