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I wasn't playing the music, the music was playing me... and once that went away, and I had the feeling I was playing music, I had to stop. The need to go onstage and get my brain flattened every night left me, and what I didn't wanna do is go onstage and perpetrate a fraud... You cannot fool an audience.


Henry Rollins

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I urge you to read the Occupy Manifesto, written by the New York City General Assembly. It is unavoi...
HENRY ROLLINS
I know I was a generic dysfunctional child, but I think a lot of people are.
HENRY ROLLINS
Mr. Christ, I read you as an infinitely patient entity who, as they say, often works in mysterious w...
HENRY ROLLINS
August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed he...
HENRY ROLLINS
Voting is completely important. People in America think democracy is a given. I think of it as an ec...
HENRY ROLLINS
I've been on 'Jay Leno,' and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really bori...
HENRY ROLLINS
I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind.
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Being in New York is an almost overwhelming experience. While Washington, D.C., is my favorite Ameri...
HENRY ROLLINS
Imagine someone so infatuated by a band that they have every different pressing of every album the b...
HENRY ROLLINS
I contribute a large amount of money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, so I'm on their mailing...
HENRY ROLLINS
You would think that pot had some kind of power; I mean come on, it's a plant, not a reason for livi...
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And I love the hate mail I get, the unsigned, misspelled letters I get telling me to go back to Russ...
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I am too far gone to be rehabilitated.
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You can find me in the frozen mood section.
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If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper an...
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Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are...
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They left like you knew they would. They went away and you fell like a stone. All the way to the bot...
HENRY ROLLINS
I definitely learned a lesson this time. I know that I can be broken. I am not as tough as I thought...
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Consumerism is at once the engine of America and simultaneously one of the most revealing indicators...
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Yeah, that’s my experience. Humbling to the point where you have major regrets about some of the s...
HENRY ROLLINS
Ramones music has a Pavlovian effect on me - the song starts, and the world blurs around the sound.
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I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end...
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I will never let you know how much you hurt me
No, I will never tell you
The lasts few m...
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I have been curious about Haiti for many years. The history of the country is as fascinating as it i...
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If I hear, 'Be afraid of Tehran,' I'm like, 'I'd better go to Tehran.'
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The only thing about sanctions is that, like a lot of drone strikes, there are countless unintended ...
HENRY ROLLINS
To get a human through a life, lives of broken bones, knock-me-over-with-a-feather susceptibility to...
HENRY ROLLINS
Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great me...
HENRY ROLLINS
August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.
HENRY ROLLINS
For many years, I tried to make New Year's resolutions. I made lists and shot for great heights:...
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Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.
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It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the mor...
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I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us o...
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I think it's important to have some documentation of the past.
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Music files and downloading have indeed changed the currency of music to a great degree.
HENRY ROLLINS
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
HENRY ROLLINS
Please don't think that I am one of those squishy types who can't handle reality. I have ple...
HENRY ROLLINS
I am not immune to the lure of a signed record, flier or set list. The fact that your music heroes p...
HENRY ROLLINS
I touch her hair. Her shoulders clench together and she stares at the ground. She looks like a stone...
HENRY ROLLINS
I think more airtime should be given to Donald Trump and Orly Taitz. They should run for office toge...
HENRY ROLLINS
I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spil...
HENRY ROLLINS
You don't make me feel like you used to.
That's why I'm leaving
That's why people leave ea...
HENRY ROLLINS
I see walking bombs on the street
Hearts not beating, but ticking
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I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.
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Nothing Brings People together more, then mutual hatred
HENRY ROLLINS
We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is huma...
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Half of life is fucking up the other half is dealing with it.
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Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestia...
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Come In And Burn.
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Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
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You can never change the scenery that surrounds you. You can run from the fists that pound you, but ...
HENRY ROLLINS
When was the last time you wanted to say it all to the right person? To have it all come out right, ...
HENRY ROLLINS
I don't want to know. I don't need it. I don't want the information that millions of people have. I ...
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