Henry Rollins, American Musician ( February 13, 1961 - )

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

Life Beauty Alone

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.~Henry Rollins

Racism Ignorance Society

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.~Henry Rollins

Life Success Failure

Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.~Henry Rollins

Me Think Pizza

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.~Henry Rollins

Positive Optimism Loud

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well.~Henry Rollins

Good Pain Sadness

I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride.~Henry Rollins

Life Ride Want

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.~Henry Rollins

Day Week Road

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

Time Culture People

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.~Henry Rollins

Time Women Leaders

I am on until I am dead, like a light bulb.~Henry Rollins

Light I Am Dead

Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.~Henry Rollins

Life Heart Crush

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.~Henry Rollins

Life Time Sleep

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.~Henry Rollins

Music Experience Joy

If the Constitution was a movie, the Preamble would be the trailer, the First Amendment the establishing shot, the 13th the crowd pleaser and the 14th the ultimate hero scene.~Henry Rollins

Hero Constitution First

For me, Memphis has always been a city that holds a great deal of meaning and also leads me to a lot of thinking. Besides Sun Studio, which helped put rock n' roll on the map all over the world, the legendary Stax Studio also called Memphis home.~Henry Rollins

Home Sun Great

My motto is, 'Never quit.'~Henry Rollins

Motto Quit Never

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

Life Effort Me

Maybe I'm just a psycho, and the stage is a better place to go than either the loony bin or somewhere else.~Henry Rollins

Better Place Better Place

I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.~Henry Rollins

Change I Am Better

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

Good I Am Capable

Nelson 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.~Henry Rollins

Man Africa Face

Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business.~Henry Rollins

Business War Great

For many years, I tried to make New Year's resolutions. I made lists and shot for great heights: I would show altruism and exert moral strength, patience and all those other great attributes.~Henry Rollins

Strength Patience Great

If you paid Americans a living wage, they would be able to pay for products made by Americans in America.~Henry Rollins

America Living You

If you want to believe that humans walked with dinosaurs and the planet is a few thousand years old, that is absolutely fine with me. If you want to teach this to your kids, I don't care. If states want to teach creationism in their schools, there is nothing I can do about it, so I don't sweat it.~Henry Rollins

Believe Me Care