Henry Rollins Quotes.

21. "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."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

22. "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."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

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

24. "When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?"
- Quote by Henry Rollins

25. "I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

26. "Gay people don't have a personality problem. They have a problem with small-minded motherfuckers who can't conquer a 1-inch high curb."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

27. "Respect is not a one way street"
- Quote by Henry Rollins

28. "Nothing brings people together more than mutual hatred."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

29. "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"
- Quote by Henry Rollins

30. "Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold onto 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 come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain."
- Quote by Henry Rollins

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