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Kurt Cobain Quotes About Funny, Life, Love, Friends, Songs, Death & Art! In the 1990s, Kurt Cobain, vocalist of Nirvana and songwriter of the classic albums Nevermind and In Utero, became a rock icon. On February 20, 1967, Kurt Cobain was born in the tiny town of Aberdeen, Washington. Punk rock established a seed in Kurt Cobain’s life that would grow and flourish for the rest of his life.

Kurt Cobain Quotes

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For much of 1984 and 1985, Kurt Cobain was a wanderer, residing with friends or in public buildings to hide his family’s issues. After a few months, Kurt Cobain formed his first band, Fecal Matter, and the band never made it to the next level despite recording a few songs.

Kurt Cobain’s artistic aspirations began to take off in 1988. Kurt Cobain formed the rock band “Nirvana” at the age of 20, and the group quickly became a staple of the local music scene. As soon as “Nirvana” became known for its ‘Grunge Rock’ style, it was a tremendous hit with rock fans. Their second album, “Nevermind” and “Smells like Teen Spirit” were massive hits, making Cobain and Nirvana international stars.

Cobain rose to prominence as one of rock music’s most prominent artists and a youth idol, whose public pronouncements were kind of like gospel to the younger generation of the time. On April 5, 1994, a 27-year-old Kurt Cobain committed suicide in the guesthouse beside his Seattle home. Cobain was also a critical thinker, and his observations and perspectives on the world were what made his music so engaging and life-changing for so many others. The controversial artist’s views and sentiments are universal and transcendent of time.

Best Kurt Cobain Quotes

1. “Music is first, lyrics are secondary.” – Kurt Cobain

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

3. “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

4. “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

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

6. “If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!” – Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

10. “I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.” – Kurt Cobain

11. “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

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

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

14. “I won’t eat anything green.” – Kurt Cobain

15. “Rather be dead than cool.” – Kurt Cobain

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

17. “Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.”  – Kurt Cobain

18. “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

19. “Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.”  – Kurt Cobain

20. “Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice?”  – Kurt Cobain

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

22. “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

23. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  – Kurt Cobain

24. “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

25. “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

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

27. “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

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

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

30. “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


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