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

Famous As: Guitarist, Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Nirvana'
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
Friends are nothing but a known enemy

Friends are nothing but a known enemy

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

Kurt Cobain
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 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.

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came

The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came

Kurt Cobain
Rather be dead then cool

Rather be dead then cool

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Kurt Cobain
You can't buy happiness

You can't buy happiness

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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
Forever in debt to your priceless advice.

Forever in debt to your priceless advice.

Kurt Cobain
I’m worse at what I do best.

I’m worse at what I do best.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
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!

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!

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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
She eyes me like a pisces.

She eyes me like a pisces.

Kurt Cobain
If you read, you'll judge.

If you read, you'll judge.

Kurt Cobain
All i want...is mac and cheese

All i want...is mac and cheese

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

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

Kurt Cobain
I have very bad posture.

I have very bad posture.

Kurt Cobain
The sun is gone, but I have a light.

The sun is gone, but I have a light.

Kurt Cobain
Here we are now, entertain us.

Here we are now, entertain us.

Kurt Cobain
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...

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...

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

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

Kurt Cobain
I won't eat anything green.

I won't eat anything green.

Kurt Cobain
I'm not like them
But I can pretend

I'm not like them But I can pretend

Kurt Cobain
Believe everything you read

Believe everything you read

Kurt Cobain
I'm on my time with everyone.

I'm on my time with everyone.

Kurt Cobain
Married, Married, Married!
Buried!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
109.

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

Kurt Cobain
116.

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.

Kurt Cobain
Nobody dies a virgin...life fucks us

Nobody dies a virgin...life fucks us

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

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

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

Kurt Cobain
Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling.

Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling.

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

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.

Kurt Cobain
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain
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

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

Kurt Cobain
91.

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

Kurt Cobain
My heart is broke but I have some glue.

My heart is broke but I have some glue.

Kurt Cobain