72 Henry Rollins Quotes from the American Singer & Actor

Henry Rollins born Henry Garfield in 1961 was the lead singer of the 1980s punk band ‘Black Flag’.

He joined the Black Flag band after singing with them during a performance in New York City.

The band was known for their intense touring and popular albums like “Damaged” and “In My Head.”

After Black Flag disbanded in 1986, Rollins formed the Rollins Band and also worked on non-musical projects.

Henry Rollins Quotes

He started a publishing house won a Grammy for his spoken-word album and hosted radio and TV shows.

Rollins has also acted in movies and TV series.

In this blog post, you will find the best quotes by Henry Rollins.

Best Henry Rollins Quotes


Don’t push me I’ve got a corner at my back I’ve nowhere to go except over you. ~ Henry Rollins.


I’m packed with broken glass and memories and it all hurts. ~ Henry Rollins.


You can find me in the frozen mood section. ~ Henry Rollins.


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


I know you’ll never love me but maybe you’ll stay for awhile. ~ Henry Rollins.


It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. ~ Henry Rollins.

Creating problems is easy. We do it all the time. Finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care. ~ Henry Rollins.


You must never lower yourself to being a person you don’t like. ~ Henry Rollins.

Life is death in slow motion. ~ Henry Rollins.

No time for drug addiction, no time for smoke or booze. Too strong for a shortened life span, I’ve got no time to lose. ~ Henry Rollins.


Youth is fleeting and life is short, you might as well strike hard. Anything else is just average. ~ Henry Rollins.

The more you own, the more it owns you. ~ Henry Rollins.


Respect is not a one way street. ~ Henry Rollins.

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. ~ Henry Rollins.

Famous Henry Rollins Quotes

Change is hard, but change is good. ~ Henry Rollins.

I got my heart broken. My spirit got shattered and mutilated. I will not be coming back from this. I don’t want to. ~ Henry Rollins.


I’m constantly around people that talk a lot but say nothing. A sad case. ~ Henry Rollins.

When life hands you a lemon, say, ‘Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got? ~ Henry Rollins.

I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. ~ Henry Rollins.


I don’t have talent. I have tenacity. ~ Henry Rollins.

My love is a thousand French poets puking black blood on your Cure CD collection. ~ Henry Rollins.

Powerful Henry Rollins Quotes

Hating someone is giving them too much, just leave them alone. ~ 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.


I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know. ~ Henry Rollins.

I like how I write better than how I speak. ~ Henry Rollins.

The scars will take me far, they always do. ~ Henry Rollins.

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. ~ Henry Rollins.


Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t. ~ Henry Rollins.

I am primarily a loner. I don’t go to clubs. I don’t hang out with people. I don’t know many people. It’s just the way it ended up. It’s not a sob story; it’s fine for me. ~ Henry Rollins.

Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there. ~ Henry Rollins.


Books are cool, but knowledge without mileage doesn’t mean anything to me. ~ Henry Rollins.

The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place. Those who step over the line are heroes by the very act. Go. ~ Henry Rollins.

Wise Henry Rollins Quotes

The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business. ~ Henry Rollins.

Pizza makes me think that anything is possible. ~ Henry Rollins.


Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good. ~ Henry Rollins.

I will never say the things that I want to say to you. I know the damage it would do. I love you more than I hate my loneliness and pain. ~ Henry Rollins.

I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. ~ Henry Rollins.

Discipline is money in the bank. A real friend, true strength. ~ Henry Rollins.


Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things. ~ Henry Rollins.

Great Henry Rollins Quotes

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move. ~ Henry Rollins.

Do it or don’t. It’s amazing how many things in life are that easy. ~ Henry Rollins.

When the Iron doesn’t want to come off the mat, it’s the kindest thing it can do for you. If it flew up and went through the ceiling, it wouldn’t teach you anything. ~ Henry Rollins.

Kids need parents who love and support them unconditionally, full stop. ~ Henry Rollins.


You need a little bit of insanity to do great things. ~ Henry Rollins.

Nothing brings people together more than mutual hatred. ~ Henry Rollins.

Without an education, you won’t have a future. ~ Henry Rollins.

I can die anytime I want. I wish I could do the same with life. ~ Henry Rollins.

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


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

What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. ~ Henry Rollins.

A great way to learn about your country is to leave it. ~ Henry Rollins.

Top Henry Rollins Quotes

I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one’s own and helping to raise that of others. ~ Henry Rollins.


Life will not break your heart. It’ll crush it. ~ 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.

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. ~ Henry Rollins.

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully. ~ 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.


No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go. ~ 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. ~ Henry Rollins.

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


Live music is the cure for what ails ya. ~ Henry Rollins.

I love capitalism. It rewards me for being brave – it awards me for being innovative and thinking out of the box. ~ Henry Rollins.

Popular Henry Rollins Quotes

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.


Love heals scars love left. ~ Henry Rollins.

I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. ~ Henry Rollins.

Don’t think about it. Do it. Don’t talk about it. Do it. ~ Henry Rollins.


I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. ~ Henry Rollins.

You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others. ~ Henry Rollins.

So these were the 72 top Henry Rollins quotes and sayings on life, politics, life, love and success.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Henny Youngman quotes and Henry Ward Beecher quotes.

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