Henry Rollins

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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; February 13, 1961) is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, motivational speaker, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. He hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, and is a regular columnist for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. After performing for the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from August 1981 until mid-1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, and formed the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups from 1987 until 2003, and during 2006. Since Black Flag disbanded, Rollins has hosted numerous radio shows, such as Harmony in My Head on Indie 103, and television shows such as The Henry Roll... More

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Henry Rollins #Alone

Photo of Henry Rollins Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Henry Rollins #Art

Photo of Henry Rollins Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.
Henry Rollins #Beauty #Life

Photo of Henry Rollins Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Henry Rollins #Best #Change

Photo of Henry Rollins I have always thought that change you can see and feel is best.
Henry Rollins #Change

Photo of Henry Rollins 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

Photo of Henry Rollins I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.
Henry Rollins #Cool

Photo of Henry Rollins Most Americans are very cool people.
Henry Rollins #Good #Truth

Photo of Henry Rollins Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
Henry Rollins #Great

Photo of Henry Rollins You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Henry Rollins #Great #Life

Photo of Henry Rollins I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.
Henry Rollins #Money

Photo of Henry Rollins The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.
Henry Rollins #Movies

Photo of 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.
Henry Rollins #Music

Photo of Henry Rollins Some music really does suck!
Henry Rollins #Music

Photo of Henry Rollins The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.
Henry Rollins #Music

Photo of Henry Rollins The world's a better place since I chose music.
Henry Rollins #Patience

Photo of Henry Rollins I have not the smarts or patience for political office.
Henry Rollins #Alone

Photo of Henry Rollins I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone.
Henry Rollins #Great #Men #Time

Photo of Henry Rollins Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
Henry Rollins #Inspirational

Photo of Henry Rollins I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Henry Rollins #Cool

Photo of Henry Rollins I don't mind The Boss. I think he's an honest guy. I have some of his records, not all of them. I've met a couple of the E-Street guys, and they seem really cool.
Henry Rollins #Morning

Photo of Henry Rollins Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.
Henry Rollins #Romantic

Photo of Henry Rollins Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
Henry Rollins #Sad

Photo of Henry Rollins It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Henry Rollins #Sad #War

Photo of Henry Rollins War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.
Henry Rollins #Strength

Photo of Henry Rollins Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.