Kurt Cobain Quotes


 
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Best 55 Quotes by Kurt Cobain – Page 1 of 2

“A friend is nothing but a known enemy.”

“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.”

“Ever since the beginning of rock and roll, there's been an Axl Rose. And it's just boring. It's totally boring to me.”

“Every time I see documentaries or infomercials about little kids with cancer, I just freak out. It affects me on the highest emotional level... Anytime I think about it, it makes me sadder than anything I can think of.”

“I definitely feel closer to the feminine side of the human being than I do the male – or the American idea of what a male is supposed to be. Just watch a beer commercial and you'll see what I mean.”

“I didn't know how to deal with success. If there was a Rock Star 101, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me.”

“I don't blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they'll realize there's more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.”

“I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.”

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

“I have to admit I've found myself doing the same things that a lot of other rock stars do or are forced to do. Which is not being able to respond to mail, not being able to keep up on current music, and I'm pretty much locked away a lot. The outside world is pretty foreign to me.”

“I like to complain and do nothing to make things better.”

“I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.”

“I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar – hide in the back and just play.”

“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 really miss being able to blend in with people.”

“I sing and play the guitar, and I'm a walking, talking bacterial infection.”

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

“I thought I would try to be gay for a while, but I'm just more sexually attracted to women. But I'm really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something.”

“I wanted to be in a punk band before I had even heard any punk music.”

“I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn't want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.”

“I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”

“I'm a spokesman for myself. It just so happens that there's a bunch of people that are concerned with what I have to say. I find that frightening at times because I'm just as confused as most people. I don't have the answers for anything.”

“I'm not well-read, but when I read, I read well.”

“I'm really interested in smells. I think I'd like to own a perfumery someday.”

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

“I've always wanted male friends that I could be real intimate with and talk about important things with and be as affectionate with that person as I would be with a girl.”

“I've had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.”

“I've never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.”

“I've never considered musical equipment very sacred.”

“If I wouldn't have found Courtney, I probably would have carried on with a bisexual lifestyle.”

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Do whatever you want
Doesn’t matter
What if you need cash – go rob something”


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