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Henry Rollins Quotes About Strength, Career, Love, Life, Time, Gym, Inspirational & Motivational! On the VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists list, Henry Rollins is recognized as one of the Rollins Band members. He was depressed as a child because of his insecurities. The Bullis Institution, where he was educated, was a severe boarding school for males. Here he discovered a passion for writing. It’s worth noting that he attended the American University of Washington D.C. for one semester in 1979 before withdrawing from the program.

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Additionally, he dropped out of college; he had to take many minimum-wage jobs to support himself. He also began working as a roadie for many bands in the local music scene, which led to a rise in his fame. Then he began playing under the stage name Henry Rollins after he took on that moniker. He was a die-hard follower of the band Black Flag for years, going to several performances.

With his tenure in the band, he also built up a following of his own. Black Flag broke up in 1986, and Rollins moved on to seek a solo career as an independent artist. Despite beginning his cinematic career in the 1980s, Rollins’ career took off in the 1990s, when he was cast in films like “The Chase” (1994), “Heat” (1995), and “Lost Highway” (1997).

He performed a variety of styles of music on the program ranging from punk and heavy metal to hard rock, blues rock, and classical. Henry Rollins began presenting a weekly television talk program, ‘The Henry Rollins Show,’ in April 2006, which incorporates conversations with celebrities and musical performances. For the audiobook version of his story, “Get in the Van,” he earned a Grammy Award for Best Spoken-Word Album in 1994.

Best Henry Rollins Quotes

1. “Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it’s all about. I love to perform.”-Henry Rollins

2. “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

3. “In the summer of ’84, you just couldn’t escape the Born in the USA record.”-Henry Rollins

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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “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

8. “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

9. “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

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

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

12. “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

13. “I can’t remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.”-Henry Rollins

14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

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

18. “Life will not break your heart. It’ll crush it.”-Henry Rollins

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

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

21. “Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people than I feel on my own.”-Henry Rollins

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

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

24. “I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.”-Henry Rollins

25. “Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels really good.”-Henry Rollins

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

27. “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

28. “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

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

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

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