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

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

Life will not break your heart.
It'll crush it.
- Henry Rollins

The blues is losing someone you love and not having
enough money to immerse yourself in drink.
- Henry Rollins

 

It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids.
- Henry Rollins

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

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

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

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

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

The only difference between me and others is that they
think they can change something with cute little poems,
nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
- Henry Rollins

Nothing brings people together more,
then mutual hatred.
- 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

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

I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I
am not good in communicating with people any other
way than through my work.
- 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

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

To hate is to show you still care, who needs that,
focus on what's really important.
- Henry Rollins

Keep your blood clean, your body lean,
and your mind sharp.
- 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 can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
- Henry Rollins

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

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

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

I am an optimist because I want to change things for
the better and I know that blood has to be spilled
and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
- Henry Rollins

There's no such thing as an ex-junkie.
- Henry Rollins

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
- 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

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

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

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

What I don't want to do is go out there and not be able to mean it,
you know?
- 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

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

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

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

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

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her,
I'd also be marrying her former life,
her past.
It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything -
but it's not for me.
It would destroy my creativity.
- Henry Rollins

I don't believe in fate or destiny.
I believe in various degrees of hatred,
paranoia, and abandonment.
However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter -
it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
- Henry Rollins

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

Well, we run my ship differently.
Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it,
no matter how insane it is.
Like, if someone asks me if I'm interested in doing a porn film,
the answer to that is going to be no,
but it comes to me anyway.
I'm responsible for making the call.
- Henry Rollins

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

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

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

My desk, most loyal friend thank you.
You've been with me on every road I've taken.
My scar and my protection.
- Marina Tsvetaeva

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered
from a disappointed passion.
Such wounds always leave a scar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit,
and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
- Rosa Parks

I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.
- Carly Simon

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which
the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

I'm a catalyst for change.
You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30
years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
- Rupert Murdoch

Every stress leaves an indelible scar,
and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful
situation by becoming a little older.
- Hans Selye

Most things break, including hearts.
The lessons of life amount not to wisdom,
but to scar tissue and callus.
- Wallace Stegner

If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump
and get up as high as I can,
I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know i'm
going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.
- Hulk Hogan

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature.
A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed,
done with.
- Harry Crews

Because nobody goes through life without a scar.
- Carol Burnett

Children show scars like medals.
Lovers use them as secrets to reveal.
A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
- Leonard Cohen

My scar is beautiful.
It looks like an arrow.
- Carly Simon

Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been
more important than having the ability to vote.
Unfortunately, as history has shown,
the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy.
- Jan Schakowsky

The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice,
especially the concept of equal justice under law,
but also of due process.
And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states.
- Burke Marshall

Material loss can be made up through renewed labor,
but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples,
in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience.
- Hjalmar Schacht

I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with
a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus.
The doctors weren't sure I'd be able to reproduce.
I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived.
- Holly Marie Combs

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I'd still be on the City Desk.
- Bob Woodward

If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job.
- Harold S. Geneen

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit
of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.
- Fred Allen

No special writing rituals.
And my desk is usually cluttered.
- Stephen Greenblatt

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns
the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief
that keeps you and your desk in midair.
- Annie Dillard

It all depends on which side of the desk you're sitting on.
- Len Wein

Writing can be a very solitary business.
It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer.
It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant
can be stored under a desk.
- Ronald Reagan


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