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A collection of quotations and thoughts by Kurt Cobain on youth, inspiration, music, karma, nirvana, drugs, life, isolation, companionship and humor.

91 Quotes By Kurt Cobain That Will Surely Strike The Right Chord

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer, Songwriter

Born On: February 20, 1967

Died On: April 5, 1994

Born In: Aberdeen, Washington, United States

Died At Age: 27

Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and the front man of the rock group ‘Nirvana’. Cobain had a troubled childhood due to the divorce of his parents but he found solace in music and counted ‘The Beatles’, ‘Black Sabbath’, ‘Kiss and Queen’ among his earliest influences. Cobain created the rock band ‘Nirvana’ when he was only 20 years old and before long the band became an integral part of the music circuit of Seattle. The particular genre of rock in which ‘Nirvana’ specialized was classified as ‘Grunge Rock’ and it was not long before it became a huge draw among rock enthusiasts. Cobain and Nirvana became a worldwide sensation following release of their second album ‘Nevermind’ and the song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ became a chartbuster. Cobain became one of the biggest stars in rock music and a youth icon, whose public utterances were almost like gospel for the younger generation of the time. Cobain was a troubled genius and his suicide at the age of 27 sent shockwaves throughout the world. Cobain was also a profound thinker and his insights and views of the world made his music captivating and life-changing for many. The thoughts and feelings of the controversial artist are universal and transcendent of time. Here are some of the most profound quotes, thoughts and sayings by Kurt Cobain.
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I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

Kurt Cobain

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are

Kurt Cobain

Nobody dies a virgin... Life fucks us all.

Kurt Cobain

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

Kurt Cobain

Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird.

Kurt Cobain

Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?

Kurt Cobain

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

Kurt Cobain

There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad.

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The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

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

Kurt Cobain

I'm so happy. Cause today I found my friends. They're in my head.

Kurt Cobain

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.

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There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.

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I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.

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I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes.

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They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.

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Friends are nothing but a known enemy

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

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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.

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I don't care what you think unless it is about me.

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I started to be really proud of the fact I was gay even though I wasn't

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I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.

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The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came

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Rather be dead then cool

Kurt Cobain

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

Kurt Cobain

If my eyes could show my soul,everyone would cry when they saw me smile.

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Before I die many will die with me and they'll deserve it. See you in Hell.

Kurt Cobain

If it's illegal to rock and roll, then throw my ass in jail.

Kurt Cobain

You can't buy happiness

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With the lights out, It's less dangerous. Here we are now, Entertain us. I feel stupid, And contagious. Here we are now. Entertain us.

Kurt Cobain

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

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Forever in debt to your priceless advice.

Kurt Cobain

I’m worse at what I do best.

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Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.

Kurt Cobain

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

Kurt Cobain

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

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Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out.

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Life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion.

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

Kurt Cobain

I’m not mad. I’m in a perfectly happy mood, you asshole.

Kurt Cobain

Load up our guns Bring your friends It's fun to lose and to pretend

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This song is dedicated to Frank Zappa, and River Phoenix, Fred Gwynne who played Herman Munster, Dixie Lee Ray, Thomas P, Tip O'Neil, and you, dumb ass, who just threw water on me.

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Hi, my name is Kurt Cobain, I'm homosexual, I'm a pagan, I'm a drug abuser, and I like to fuck pot-bellied pigs!

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Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up.

Kurt Cobain

Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.

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I don't need to be inspired any longer, just supported.

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Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

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My heart is broke, but I have some glue, help me inhale and mend it with you.

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She eyes me like a pisces.

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If you read, you'll judge.

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All i want...is mac and cheese

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I have very bad posture.

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Here we are now, entertain us.

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No one is afraid of heights, they're afraid of falling down. No one is afraid of saying I love you, they're afraid of the answer...

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It's better to burn out than to fade away.

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I just hope I don't become so blissful I become boring. I think I'll always be neurotic enough to do something weird.

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The sun is gone, but I have a light.

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I'm not like them But I can pretend

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I won't eat anything green.

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Believe everything you read

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I'm on my time with everyone.

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Married, Married, Married! Buried! Yeah yeah yeah yeah

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I only remember a few things about Jimmy Carter. He had big lips and liked peanuts. I now know that Jimmy Carter was and is a good man.

Kurt Cobain

There is plenty of Hhnerfleisch in the Khlschrank. (There is plenty of chicken in the fridge)

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Hey! Wait! I've got a new complaint! Forever in debt to your priceless advice.

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I would love to be erased from our association with Pearl Jam or the Nymphs and other first time offenders.

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Punk rock should mean freedom, liking and excepting anything that you like. Playing whatever you want. As sloppy as you want. As long as it's good and it has passion.

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

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109. "Still never had any friends because I hate everyone for they were so phony.

Kurt Cobain

I would rather be hated for what I am, then loved for what I am not.

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Art is sacred. Punk rock is freedom. Expression and right to express is vital. Anyone can be artistic.

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

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Words suck. I mean, every thing has been said. I can't remember the last real interesting conversation I've had in a long time. Words aren't as important as the energy derived from music, especially live.

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Nobody dies a virgin...life fucks us

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Come as you are. As you were. As I want you to be.

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I'm so happy 'cause today I've found my friends....They're in my head. I'm so ugly, but that's okay, 'cause so are you.

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I think I'm dumb or maybe just happy think I'm just happy...

Kurt Cobain

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

Kurt Cobain

Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling.

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I have met many minds able to store and translate a pregnantly large amount of information, yet they haven't an ounce of talent for wisdom or the appreciation of passion.

Kurt Cobain

Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you'll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo.

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It's my fault but the most violating thing I've felt this year is not the media exaggerations or the catchy gossip, but the rape of my personal thoughts.

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I'm not well read, but when I do read, I read well.

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Nobody dies a virgin... Life fucks us all.” ― Kurt Cobain

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I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not' Could be a summary of my book, 'Guilt Trip

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91. "Just because you're paranoid, does not mean they're not out to get you.

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To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

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My heart is broke but I have some glue.

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