98+ Best Nirvana (Kurt Cobain) Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Nirvana was an American rock band formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Profoundly inspirational Nirvana (Kurt Cobain) quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Nirvana (Kurt Cobain) Quotes

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. Kurt Cobain

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

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

Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice? Kurt Cobain

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

A friend is nothing but a known enemy. 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

It’s better to burn out than fade away. 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

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

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

I really miss being able to blend in with people. Kurt Cobain

I’m so happy. Cause today I found my friends. They’re in my head. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

Friends are nothing but a known enemy. Kurt Cobain

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. 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 so happy because today I found my friends they’re in my head. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather be dead then cool. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

Music is first, lyrics are secondary. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

You can’t buy happiness. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holding my baby is the best drug in the world. Kurt Cobain

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

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

People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I’m concerned, it’s just a pitstop for the afterlife. It’s just a little test to see how you can handle reality. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

Birds are and always have been reincarnated old men with Tourette’s syndrome having somehow managed to dupe the reproductive saga. They fuck each other and tend to their home repairs and children while never missing their true mission. To 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. Kurt Cobain

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead. 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. Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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

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. 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 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

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 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

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

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

Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice? Kurt Cobain

I never went out of my way to say anything about my drug use. I tried to hide it as long as I could. The main reason was that I didn’t want some 15 year old kid who likes our band to think it’s cool to do heroin, you know? I think people who glamorise drugs are fucking assholes and, if there’s a hell, they’ll go there. Kurt Cobain

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

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

Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling. 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 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

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