Henry Rollins Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old henry rollins quotes, henry rollins sayings, and henry rollins proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I have come to the conclusion that it's a waste of time to have too much pride in anything. Perhaps it's good to have a sense of duty, a jealous zeal to protect or improve, but pride ultimately is only that which stands vulnerable to offense and degradation.     

Henry Rollins

It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it's so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn't come back. You're left so alone that you can't explain. Damn, there's nothing like that, is there? I've been there and you have too. You're nodding your head.     

Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.     

Henry Rollins

Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul.     

Henry Rollins

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.     

Henry Rollins

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

Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.     

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.     

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Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.     

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Disappointment always arrives before hope and the darkness of night comes before the dawn. Don't lose hope now because things will brighter with the new day.     

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Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind.     

Henry Rollins

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.     

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The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.     

Henry Rollins

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.     

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You can find me in the frozen mood section.     

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You can't right the wrongs because you'll never understand the cause and you'll be too busy dodging the effect.     

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Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.     

Henry Rollins

Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians.     

Henry Rollins

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

Henry Rollins

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.     

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It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.     

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Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.     

Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.     

Henry Rollins

Marriage equality is a term so ridiculous on its face that when you hear it mentioned, you would think you were in Riyadh. Years from now, perhaps we can lose the equality part, the same-sex part and call it what it is - marriage.     

Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.      

Henry Rollins

In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.     

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Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely.      

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

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

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Consumerism is at once the engine of America and simultaneously one of the most revealing indicators of our collective shallowness.     

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