98+ EXCLUSIVE Kurt Cobain Quotes You Need To Remember

Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the guitarist and front man of the rock band Nirvana.

He is remembered as one of the most iconic and influential rock musicians in the history of alternative music. Deep Kurt Cobain quotes will both touch your heart and inspire you to be yourself and go after your dreams.

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Kurt Cobain Quotes

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 the person you are. – Kurt Cobain

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. – Kurt Cobain

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

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

A friend is nothing but a known enemy. – Kurt Cobain

The worst crime is faking it. – Kurt Cobain

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

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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

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

Music is first, lyrics are secondary. – Kurt Cobain

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

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Because there is nothing in the world, I like more than pure underground music. – Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

You can’t buy happiness. – Kurt Cobain

You know what I hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts. 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. – Kurt Cobain

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

Emotional Kurt Cobain Quotes About Life and Love

  • Throughout my life, I’ve always been really close with girls and made friends with girls. And I’ve always been a really sickly, feminine person anyhow, so I thought I was gay for a while because I didn’t find any of the girls in my high school attractive at all. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out. – Kurt Cobain
  • Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling. – Kurt Cobain
  • I don’t care what you think unless it is about me. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • We’re so trendy we can’t even escape ourselves. – Kurt Cobain
  • My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist. – Kurt Cobain
  • Words suck. I mean, everything has been said. Words aren’t as important as the energy derived from music, especially live. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings. – Kurt Cobain
  • Come as you are. As you were. As I want you to be. – Kurt Cobain
  • My heart is broke, but I have some glue, help me inhale and mend it with you. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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
  • 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
  • I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • It’s better to burn out than fade away. – Kurt Cobain
  • I won’t eat anything green. – Kurt Cobain

Top Kurt Cobain Quotes On Music, Happiness and Human

  • 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
  • Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • Oh well, whatever, nevermind. – Kurt Cobain
  • If you read, you’ll judge. – Kurt Cobain
  • Rather be dead than cool. – Kurt Cobain
  • Holding my baby is the best drug in the world. – 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
  • I really miss being able to blend in with people. – Kurt Cobain
  • Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice? – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’m not like them But I can pretend. – Kurt Cobain
  • Life isn’t nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’m worse at what I do best. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’m not well-read, but when I read, I read well. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop. – Kurt Cobain
  • I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity. – Kurt Cobain
  • Before I die many will die with me and they’ll deserve it. See you in Hell. – Kurt Cobain
  • Forever in debt to your priceless advice. – Kurt Cobain
  • I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes. – Kurt Cobain
  • I like to complain and do nothing to make things better. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’m left-handed, and it’s not very easy to find reasonably priced, high-quality left-handed guitars. But out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I’ve only owned two of them. – Kurt Cobain

Best Quotes By Kurt Cobain That Will Make You Think

  • I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’ve always had a problem with the average macho man – they’ve always been a threat to me. – Kurt Cobain
  • Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are. – Kurt Cobain
  • If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail! – Kurt Cobain
  • Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there. – Kurt Cobain
  • I have a daughter who reminds me too much of what I used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function. – Kurt Cobain
  • The finest day I ever had was when tomorrow never came. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • Peace, love, empathy. – Kurt Cobain
  • I have very bad posture. – Kurt Cobain
  • I’m on my time with everyone. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • Still never had any friends because I hate everyone for they were so phony. – Kurt Cobain
  • Art is sacred. Punk rock is freedom. Expression and right to express is vital. Anyone can be artistic. – Kurt Cobain
  • I am not well read, but when I do read, I read well. – Kurt Cobain
  • I think I’m dumb or maybe just happy think I’m just happy… – 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. – 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are. – Kurt Cobain
  • I sing and play the guitar, and I’m a walking, talking bacterial infection. – Kurt Cobain
  • 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. – Kurt Cobain
  • I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude. – Kurt Cobain
  • My songs have always been frustrating themes, relationships that I’ve had. And now that I’m in love, I expect it to be really happy, or at least there won’t be half as much anger as there was. – Kurt Cobain

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