Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American musician, artist, songwriter, guitarist and poet. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in 1987 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene and grunge genre. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and over 75 million worldwide.

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And I swear that I don't have a gun

With the lights out it's less dangerous!

Holding my baby is the best drug in the world.

I wish I was like you easily amused.

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

The thing I hate most about rock and roll is the tie dyed t-shirts, unless they're died with blood and urine of Phil Collins.

If you're a sexist, racist, homophobe, or basically an arsehole, don't buy this CD. I don't care if you like me, I hate you.

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

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

I'd rather be dead then cool.

That's what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it the more of you comes out in it.

Damn right it'll pass. I'm not gonna make any fucking music ever again. I'm not gonna fucking be here to see it pass - Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love March 18th 1994

I hate myself and I want to die

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

Nobody deserves to have their personal life pried into like I did and no one deserves to hear me whine about it so much.

Mom hates dad, Dad hates mom, it all makes you feel so sad.

I wanted to move to Seattle sell my ass and be a punk rocker but I was too afraid.

I don't know why I do it. You know dresses and wear lipstick. Gives me some sort of comfort. Some kind of satisfaction. And people call me a queer for it. Since I was eleven. But that's alright. I'm not so new to ridicule. Out of all things I hate rape and perversion. Rape the action perversion the words. Maybe some people just don't have a heart.

We were just amazed we were putting out a record. We were and are still learning. But we've never cared much for professionalism as long as the energy was there. Like our live shows: We're out of tune and use a lot of feedback. That's not on purpose or because we don't care we're just musically and rhythmically retarded and we play so hard that we can't tune our guitars fast enough.

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

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

It's better to burn out than fade away.

Never met a wiseman if so it's a woman!

If it's illegal to rock and roll throw my ass in jail!

if you read you'll judge

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

I hate it when people take the things I say and turn them into something sexual. Just because it's funny to them doesn't mean everyone is going to take it that way. And I don't.

I was looking for something a lot heavier yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal a different attitude.

It was a home job. Dave (Grohl) taught me.

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 like to feel prejudice towards people who are prejudice

Hello we're major-label corporate rock sell-outs.

punk rock is freedom

The worst crime is faking it

My mother died every night...it's safe to say don't quote me on that.

No and I won't be. I walked out of Kurt And Courtney [the Nick Broomfield documentary], it made me feel dirty. The new film just seems to be skirting round things, it hasn't been brave enough.

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all I was here first.

to mature to me...is to wimp out...I hope I diebefore i turn into pete towshend

Before i die many will die with me and they will deserve it. See you in hell.

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.

We're so trendy we cant even escape ourselves.

I'm disgusted with having to deal with the commercial side of our band at the moment and as a reaction I'm becoming more uptight and complaining more. And it feels like I'm adapting a rock star attitude.

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.

Rather be dead than cool

My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too for being spineless and not always standing up against racism sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whinning about for years.

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

There will be sentencing and some further consequences at that time. I think you either need a long-term drug program or a long term in county jail.

His dying seemed to give total strangers a sense of integrity they never had wanted while he was alive.

I just want everyone in ths room to know that courtney love of the pop group hole is the best fuck in the world

I'm gonna be a superstar musician kill myself and go out in a flame of glory just ike Jimi Hendrix

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

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

Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die.

Last Days ... in part fictional.

The finest day i ever had was when tomrrow never came.

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

All in all is all we are.

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

But when I did it the thread unraveled. So I ended up jabbing in the needle and pouring ink all over my arm.

Things have never been so swell i have never failed to fail

Thought the sun is gone I have a light.

for the last nine months we have had the pleasure to take Chad-Drums under our wings and develop what we are now and always will be NIRVANA

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption

Vadalism: beautiful as a rock in a cop's face.

My lyrics are a big pile of contradictions. They're split between very sincere opinions and feelings that I have and sarcastic opinions and feelings that I have and sarcastic and hopeful humorous rebuttles towards cliche bohemian ideals that have been exhausted for years. I meean I like to be passionate and sincere but I also like to have fun and act like a dork... Geeks Unite.

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.

What people don't realize is that the so-called Seattle grunge scene grew out of several close-knit gourmet supper clubs - we would only pick up guitars to pass the time while our dishes were simmering baking boiling etc

It amazes the will of Instinct.

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

dont read my diary when im gone ok im going to work now when you wake up please read my diary look through my things and figure me out

By definition pop is extremely catchy whether you like it or not " Cobain says. "There are some pop songs I hate but I can't get them out of my head. Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse chorus verse chorus solo bad solo. All in all I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.

if they're advertised.

You know what i hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts.

I wont eat anything green

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

I used to try to make my head explode by holding my breath thinking that if I blew up my head they'd [mom and dad] be sorry.

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