Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician, artist, songwriter, guitarist and poet. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in 1987. Cobain, however, was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and over 75 million worldwide. Cobain was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, along with Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, in their first year of eligibility.
The Worst Crime Is Faking It.
I'd Rather Be Hated For Who I Am, Than Loved For Who I Am Not.
I'm So Happy Because Today I Found My Friends - They're In My Head.
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.
I Like To Complain And Do Nothing To Make Things Better.
I Bought A Gun And Chose Drugs Instead.
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.
We're So Trendy We Can't Even Escape Ourselves.
Every Time I See Documentaries Or Infomercials About Little Kids With Cancer, I Just Freak Out. It Affects Me On The Highest Emotional Level... Anytime I Think About It, It Makes Me Sadder Than Anything I Can Think Of.
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.
The Duty Of Youth Is To Challenge Corruption.
We Have No Right To Express An Opinion Until We Know All Of The Answers.
It's Okay To Eat Fish Because They Don't Have Any Feelings.
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.
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.
I Never Wanted To Sing. I Just Wanted To Play Rhythm Guitar - Hide In The Back And Just Play.
I Wanted To Have The Adoration Of John Lennon But Have The Anonymity Of Ringo Starr. I Didn't Want To Be A Frontman. I Just Wanted To Be Back There And Still Be A Rock And Roll Star At The Same Time.
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.
I Like To Have Strong Opinions With Nothing To Back Them Up With Besides My Primal Sincerity. I Like Sincerity. I Lack Sincerity.
I'm Not Well-read, But When I Read, I Read Well.
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.
I Really Miss Being Able To Blend In With People.
My Body Is Damaged From Music In Two Ways. I Have A Red Irritation In My Stomach. It's Psychosomatic, Caused By All The Anger And The Screaming. I Have Scoliosis, Where The Curvature Of Your Spine Is Bent, And The Weight Of My Guitar Has Made It Worse. I'm Always In Pain, And That Adds To The Anger In Our Music.
I Definitely Feel Closer To The Feminine Side Of The Human Being Than I Do The Male - Or The American Idea Of What A Male Is Supposed To Be. Just Watch A Beer Commercial And You'll See What I Mean.
Sometimes I Wish I Had Taken The Bob Dylan Route And Sang Songs Where My Voice Would Not Go Out On Me Every Night, So I Could Have A Career If I Wanted.
If You Ever Need Anything Please Don't Hesitate To Ask Someone Else First.
I've Always Had A Problem With The Average Macho Man - They've Always Been A Threat To Me.
I'm Too Busy Acting Like I'm Not Naive. I've Seen It All, I Was Here First.
I Had A Really Good Childhood Up Until I Was Nine, Then A Classic Case Of Divorce Really Affected Me.
A Friend Is Nothing But A Known Enemy.
I Started Being Really Proud Of The Fact That I Was Gay Even Though I Wasn't.
Rather Be Dead Than Cool.
I Own A '66 Jaguar. That's The Guitar I Polish, And Baby - I Refuse To Let Anyone Touch It When I Jump Into The Crowd.
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.
If I Wouldn't Have Found Courtney, I Probably Would Have Carried On With A Bisexual Lifestyle.
I Like Guitars In The Fender Style Because They Have Skinny Necks.
When I Listen To 'Nevermind,' I Hate The Production, But There's Something About It That Almost Makes Me Cry At Times.
I Sing And Play The Guitar, And I'm A Walking, Talking Bacterial Infection.
My Mother Encouraged Me To Be Artistic. It Was Written In A Contract At An Early Age That I Would Be An Artist.
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.
Rap Music Is The Only Vital Form Of Music Introduced Since Punk Rock.
Ever Since The Beginning Of Rock And Roll, There's Been An Axl Rose. And It's Just Boring. It's Totally Boring To Me.
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.
There's Nothing Better Than Having A Baby. I've Always Loved Children. I Used To Work Summers At The Ymca And Be In Charge Of, Like, 30 Preschool Kids. I Knew That When I Had A Child, I'd Be Overwhelmed, And It's True... I Can't Tell You How Much My Attitude Has Changed Since We've Got Frances. Holding My Baby Is The Best Drug In The World.
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 &Amp; Roll Identity So Righteously.
I Won't Eat Anything Green.
I'm Really Interested In Smells. I Think I'd Like To Own A Perfumery Someday.
I Thought I Would Try To Be Gay For A While, But I'm Just More Sexually Attracted To Women. But I'm Really Glad That I Found A Few Gay Friends, Because It Totally Saved Me From Becoming A Monk Or Something.
I've Always Wanted Male Friends That I Could Be Real Intimate With And Talk About Important Things With And Be As Affectionate With That Person As I Would Be With A Girl.
I Like To Make People Feel Happy And Superior In Their Reaction Towards My Appearance.