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  • #1
    Henry Rollins
    “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. Someone is thinking of the way your breath escapes your lips when you are touched. How your eyes close and your jaw tightens with concentration as you give pleasure a home. These thoughts are saving a life somewhere right now. In some airless apartment on a dark, urine stained, whore lined street, someone is calling out to you silently and you are answering without even being there. So crystalline. So pure. Such life saving power when you smile. You will never know how you have cauterized my wounds. So sad that we will never touch. How it hurts me to know that I will never be able to give you everything I have”
    Henry Rollins

  • #2
    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 coma 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, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #3
    Henry Rollins
    “Half of life is fucking up, the other half is dealing with it.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #4
    Henry Rollins
    “I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”
    Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #5
    Henry Rollins
    “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

  • #6
    Henry Rollins
    “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #7
    Henry Rollins
    “If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you”
    Henry Rollins

  • #8
    Henry Rollins
    “I definitely learned a lesson this time. I know that I can be broken. I am not as tough as I thought. I see it now. At this point, it's the only thing good that came out of all of this. I know myself better now and know what I have to do.”
    Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #9
    Henry Rollins
    “its no surprise to me that anyone hardly tells the truth about how they feel. The smart ones keep to themselves for good reason. Why would you want to tell anyone anything that's dear to you?
    Even when you like them and want nothing more than to be closer to them? It's so painful to be next to someone you feel so strongly about and know you can't say the things you want to.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #10
    Henry Rollins
    “I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. All you do is get to breathe and copulate and finally die. I don't want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun - hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, "Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case." I will turn and say to them, "It is you who are the basket case. For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn't even conceive. For the times your soul screamed yes and you said no. For all of that. For your self-torture, I see the glowing eyes of the sun! The air talks to me! I am at all times!" And maybe, the passers by will drop a coin into my cup.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #11
    Henry Rollins
    “I do my best to limit the amount of compromise in my life so I have more time to do what I want. Not hanging out with many people really helps. I am not a people person and I spend a great deal of time on my own and in this environment, I get a lot done.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #12
    Henry Rollins
    “Maybe some things are better left broken and scattered
    Veiled in darkness, secret bitterness and self-doubt
    I should have known better
    Than to start something that I couldn't finish
    That I couldn't care about
    That I couldn't remember starting in the first place
    I don't want to know you
    You went years without me
    You might as well keep going.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #13
    Henry Rollins
    “I could fall in love with a cruel desert that kills without passion, a canyon full of scorpions, one thousand blinding arctic storms, a century sealed in a cave, a river of molten salt flowing down my throat. But never with you.”
    Henry Rollins, Solipsist

  • #14
    Henry Rollins
    “So where are they now? Your friends, I mean? You're always telling me about your friends and how you would do anything for them because they are your friends and how in return, they would die for you. I didn't believe it then and I'm not believing it now. All of your friends have gone. The good people, YOUR people, that's what you would call them. It was hard to keep from laughing in your face when you talked like that. I always wondered if that's what you thought I was to you, if I was one of YOUR people. You're so full of shit and now it's even too deep for you to deal with. The truth is that you don't have any friends, not now, not ever. You think you're with someone and then you find that you're just alone in a room with a stranger. You spent so much time running away from yourself, fulfilling imaginary duties to your friends, that you don't even know who you are. When the shit comes down, you can't even count on yourself. Isn't that a shame. Get ready for one of the longest nights ever.”
    Henry Rollins, Eye Scream

  • #15
    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

  • #16
    Henry Rollins
    “Best not to mix the past with the present. The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #17
    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

  • #18
    Henry Rollins
    “I am ready for whatever's coming. I expect nothing but to be let down or turned away. I am alone. Goddamn. The shit hurts sometimes, but I realize what I am, what I have become.”
    Henry Rollins
    tags: life



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