Kurt Cobain Quotes

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all. But I’m not going to go around preaching against [them].

At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us – leave us alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.

Birds… Scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.

Don’t expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die.

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all.

Expression and the right to express is vital, anyone can be artistic.

Grunge, isn’t that some gross shade of greenish orange?

Holding Frances in my arms is the best drug in the world.

Hope I die before I turn into Pete Townshend.

I am not well read, but when I do read, I read well.

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.

I can’t comment on Soundgarden because I know them personally and I really like them a lot, but I have strong feelings towards Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains and bands like that. They’re obviously just corporate puppets that are just trying to jump on the alternative bandwagon – and we are being lumped into that category.

I don’t want to be a spokesperson.

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.

I just can’t believe anyone would start a band just to make the scene and be cool and have chicks. I just can’t believe it.

I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn’t identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music, they just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male.

I mean I like to be passionate and sincere but I also like to have fun and act like a dork. Geeks unite.

I mean it seems like there are only two options for songwriters personalities either they’re sad, tragic visionaries like morrissey or michael stipe or robert smith or there’s the goofy, nutty white boy, Hey lets party and forget everything people like Van Halen or all that other Heavy metal crap.

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.

I stared into his eyes and told him that I thought he was a respectable human. I did tell him straight out that I think his band still sucks.

I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn’t.

I think people who glamorise drugs are fucking assholes and if there’s hell they’ll go there.

I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.

I won’t eat anything green.

I would like to think there’s some purity in us, yeah. Naive – y’know, purposely naive.

I would only wear a tie dyed T Shirt if it were dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia.

I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had voted me Most Likely To Kill Everyone At A High School Dance.

I wouldn’t wear a tie-dyed tee-shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia.

I’d like to live off the band, but if not, I’ll just retire to Mexico or Yugoslavia with a few hundred dollars, grow potatoes, and learn the history of rock through back issues of Creem magazine.

I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.

If I went to jail, at least I wouldn’t have to sign autographs.

If it was up to me, I’d get more oil tanker drivers drunk. I don’t value music much. I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. I like Led Zeppelin, but I hate Robert Plant. I like the Who, but I hate Roger Daltrey.

If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!

If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.

If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.

If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.

I’m a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.

I’m not a death rocker, and I don’t wear black.

I’m not gay, but I wish I was just to piss off the homophobes.

I’m not well-read, but when I read, I read well.

I’m so happy because today I found my friends – they’re in my head.

I’m too busy acting like I’m not Naive. I’ve seen it all, I was here first.

In Aberdeen, I hated my best friends with a passion, because they were idiots.

It is better to burn out than fade away.

It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.

It’s really not hard to keep your dignity and sign to a major label… Most people don’t have any dignity in the first place.

I’ve always had a problem with the average macho man – they’ve always been a threat to me.

John Lennon has been my idol all my life but he’s dead wrong about revolution… Find a representative of gluttony or oppression and blow the motherfuckers head off.

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.

Last year, a girl was raped by two wastes of sperm and eggs while they sang the lyrics to our song ‘Polly’. I have a hard time carrying on knowing there are plankton like that in our audience.

Mom hates dad, Dad hates mom, it all makes you feel so sad.

Music comes first; lyrics are secondary. Most of my lyrics are contradictions.

My generation’s apathy. I’m disgusted with it. I’m disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whinning about for years.

My lyrics are a big pile of contradictions. They’re split between very sincere opinions and feelings that I have, and sarcastic opinions and feelings that I have, and sarcastic and hopeful, humorous rebuttles towards cliche, bohemian ideals that have been exhausted for years. I meean, I like to be passionate and sincere, but I also like to have fun and act like a dork

My name is Kurt and I sing and play the guitar and I’m a walking, talking bacterial infection.

My songs have always had frustrating themes – relationships I’ve had.

People ask me what’s like to hear our song on the radio. I don’t know, I don’t listen to the radio.

Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.

Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth. And it happens every few minutes.

Rather be dead than cool.

So remember, it’s better to burn out than fade away.

Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.

That’s what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it, the more of you comes out in it.

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came.

The music comes first. Lyrics are second.

The sun is gone, but I have a light.

The thrill and embarrassment of becoming international pop stars was too much, so we opened our mouths and put our foot in sometimes.

The worst crime is faking it.

There is nothing I like more than pure underground music.

Thought the sun is gone, I have a light.

To be positive at all times is to ignore all that is important, sacred or valuable. To be negative at all times is to be threatened by ridiculousness and instant discredibility.

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.

We sound like the Bay City Rollers after an assault by Black Sabbath. And, we vomit onstage better than anyone.

We’re just a bar band, that’s all we are.

We’re so trendy we can’t even escape ourselves.

When I hear the term Right wing I think of Hitler and Satan and Civil war.

Why in the hell do journalists insist on coming up with a second rate Freudian evaluation on my lyrics when 90 percent of the time they’ve transcribed the lyrics incorrectly?

You know what i hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts.

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