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The only difference between me and others is that they
by Henry Rollins

The only difference between me and others is that they
think they can change something with cute little poems,
nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
- Henry Rollins

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

Keep your blood clean, your body lean,
and your mind sharp.
- Henry Rollins

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about.
I love to perform.
- 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

What I don't want to do is go out there and not be able to mean it,
you know?
- Henry Rollins

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

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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

To hate is to show you still care, who needs that,
focus on what's really important.
- Henry Rollins

There's no such thing as an ex-junkie.
- Henry Rollins

I forged myself out of a vacuum.
I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year.
Some wonder how and why.
I never do.
- 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

I want to change things for the better,
just like everybody else.
- 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

This is my 25th year of being on stage.
A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting
line with are no longer in this position.
I feel very, very lucky.
- Henry Rollins

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
- Henry Rollins

I can only write about personal stuff,
about my point of view.
- Henry Rollins

I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone.
- Henry Rollins

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

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
- Henry Rollins

I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
- Henry Rollins

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

Nothing brings people together more,
then mutual hatred.
- Henry Rollins

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids.
- 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

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

I think about the meaning of pain.
Pain is personal.
It really belongs to the one feeling it.
Probably the only thing that is your own.
I like mine.
- Henry Rollins

I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I
am not good in communicating with people any other
way than through my work.
- Henry Rollins

I love to go on stage and sing.
- Henry Rollins

Sometimes the truth hurts.
And sometimes it feels real good.
- 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

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

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

As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.
- Henry Rollins

I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out,
give the audience all you've got.
Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same.
It isn't supposed to be easy.
- Henry Rollins

So I'm more at home with my backpack,
sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane,
than I am necessarily on a bed.
It's weird being here.
It feels like I'm standing next to my real life.
- Henry Rollins

I'm most in my element on tour, with a gig that day,
like today.
I'm on the road where I am supposed to be.
I will be where I'm supposed to be at nighttime,
on stage, in front of people, doing my thing.
- Henry Rollins

I don't believe in fate or destiny.
I believe in various degrees of hatred,
paranoia, and abandonment.
However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter -
it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
- Henry Rollins

Well, we run my ship differently.
Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it,
no matter how insane it is.
Like, if someone asks me if I'm interested in doing a porn film,
the answer to that is going to be no,
but it comes to me anyway.
I'm responsible for making the call.
- Henry Rollins

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her,
I'd also be marrying her former life,
her past.
It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything -
but it's not for me.
It would destroy my creativity.
- Henry Rollins

I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like
what I am doing but I can't answer it.
If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just
a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore.
- Henry Rollins

I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate
my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at.
I do what I do and that's it.
I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.
- Henry Rollins

I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done.
I don't go out and party.
I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married,
that leaves a lot of time for my work.
- Henry Rollins

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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