29 Kurt Cobain Quotes That Are Hauntingly Beautiful

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The Greatest Quotes By Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain wasn't just a talented musician, he' also had quite a way with words. And oh boy, this Nirvana star didn't like to hold back.

Known as one of the most influential artists in the history of alternative music, it's no wonder he had so much to share. As Cobain fans, we're always excited to have his wisdom shared. We've complied a list of the most beautiful quotes he's ever said.

Whether you're feeling sad, motivated, or just plain eager, Cobain's words can help make life better. He shows us how to navigate life and love no matter how hard it can be.

Beautiful Quotes By Kurt Cobain

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

  • "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."

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

  • "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."

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

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

Kurt Cobain Quotes That Are All Too Real

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

  • "My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist."

  • "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."

  • "A friend is nothing but a known enemy."

  • "It's better to burn out than fade away."

  • "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."

  • "I really miss being able to blend in with people."

Kurt Cobain Quotes About Life

  • "There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too f****** sad."

  • "The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."

  • "The sun is gone, but I have a light."

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

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

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

Kurt Cobain Quotes That Speak Truth

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

  • "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 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."

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

  • "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."

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

  • "We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves."

  • "To be positive at all times is to ignore all that is important, sacred and valuable. To be negative at all times is to be threatened by ridiculousness and instant discreditably."