Looking for the best Kurt Cobain quotes? We’ve compiled a list of famous Cobain quotes and sayings on love, music, life and more.

Top 50 Kurt Cobain Quotes On Love, Music, Life


50

“Music is first, lyrics are secondary.”

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49

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”


48

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


47

“You can’t buy happiness.”


46

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


45

“Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling.”


44

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


43

“Because there is nothing in the world I like more than pure underground music.”


42

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


41

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


40

“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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39

“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.”


38

“Holding my baby is the best drug in the world.”


37

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


36

“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.”


35

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


34

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


33

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


32

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


31

“I’m not well-read, but when I read, I read well.”


30

“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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29

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


28

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


27

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


26

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


25

“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.”


24

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”


23

“I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.”


22

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


21

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


20

“Forever in debt to your priceless advice.”

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19

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


18

“Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice?”


17

“I like to complain and do nothing to make things better.”


16

“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.”


15

“A friend is nothing but a known enemy.”


14

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all.”


13

“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.”


12

“We’re so trendy we can’t even escape ourselves.”


11

“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.”


10

“I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance.”

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9

“I’ve always had a problem with the average macho man – they’ve always been a threat to me.”


8

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


7

“Rather be dead than cool.”


6

“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.”


5

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


4

“I won’t eat anything green.”


3

“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.”


2

“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.”


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“The finest day I ever had was when tomorrow never came.”