Kurt Cobain is one of the most popular figures in modern rock and roll, grunge, and punk rock. He, along with the rest of the members of Nirvana, we are able to find mainstream success with music that would be normally kept underground.
His death at the age of twenty-seven left fans devastated. It seemed like Kurt’s career was just getting started. That said, Kurt was a very prolific artist during his lifetime.
Today, I want to go over my favorite Kurt Cobain quotes. Let me know your favorite on social media.
Kurt Cobain Quotes
“A friend is nothing but a known enemy.” – Kurt Cobain
“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.” – Kurt Cobain
“Every time I see documentaries or infomercials about little kids with cancer, I just freak out. It affects me on the highest emotional level.” – Kurt Cobain
“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.” – Kurt Cobain
“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 are more things to life than living out your rock and roll identity so righteously.” – Kurt Cobain
“I like to complain and do nothing to make things better.” – Kurt Cobain
“I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.” – Kurt Cobain
“I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance.” – Kurt Cobain
“I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar, hide in the back and just play.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.” – Kurt Cobain
“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.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’ve never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’ve always had a problem with the average macho man. They’ve always been a threat to me.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’ve never considered musical equipment very sacred.” – Kurt Cobain
“I sing and play the guitar, and I’m a walking, talking bacterial infection.” – Kurt Cobain
“I really miss being able to blend in with people.” – Kurt Cobain
“I wanted to be in a punk band before I had even heard any punk music.” – Kurt Cobain
“My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist.” – Kurt Cobain
“Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing, and playing what you want.” – Kurt Cobain
“Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.” – Kurt Cobain
“Rather be dead than cool.” – Kurt Cobain
“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.” – Kurt Cobain
“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” – Kurt Cobain
“The worst crime is faking it.” – Kurt Cobain
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Kurt Cobain
“We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.” – Kurt Cobain
“When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily, I should have been in that band – or at least in a Pixies cover band.” – Kurt Cobain
What Are Your Favorite Kurt Cobain Quotes?
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