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10 Life Changing Quotes From Henry Rollins

navid bakhshayesh
10 Life Changing Quotes From Henry Rollins

He is an actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian. In my younger years, I would often watch his videos. Interviews, performances and shows. Rollins possesses a somewhat rare authentic spirit that transcends generations. Here are his top ten quotes. 

1. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” 

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

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

4. “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.” 

5. “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.”

6. “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.” 

7. “Do it or don't. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy.”

8. “The moon will never lie to anyone. Be like the moon. No one hates the moon or wants to kill it. The moon does not take antidepressants and never gets sent to prison. The moon never shot a guy in the face and ran away. The moon has been around a long time and has never tried to rip anyone off. The moon does not care who you want to touch or what color you are. The moon treats everyone the same. The moon never tries to get in on the guest list or use your name to impress others. Be like the moon. When others insult or belittle in an attempt to elevate themselves, the moon sits passively and watches, never lowering itself to anything that weak. The moon is beautiful and bright. It needs no makeup to look beautiful. The moon never shoves clouds out of its way so it can be seen. The moon needs not fame or money to be powerful. The moon never asks you to go to war to defend it. Be like the moon.” 

9. “Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.” 

10. “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.”