"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Henry Rollins on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Henry Rollins on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Henry Rollins on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Henry Rollins on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Henry Rollins on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium."
"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."