"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Henry Rollins on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Henry Rollins on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Henry Rollins on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Henry Rollins on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Henry Rollins on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."