"Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henry Rollins on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Henry Rollins on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henry Rollins on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henry Rollins on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henry Rollins on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone."
"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
"I have always thought that change you can see and feel is best."