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40 Kurt Cobain Quotes About Life, Depression & Love

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40 Kurt Cobain Quotes About Life, Depression & Love

Which are your favorite Kurt Cobain quotes?

Kurt Cobain was a famous American rock musician, well known for being the lead singer and songwriter of the band, Nirvana.

Cobain reportedly committed suicide at the age of 27, after struggling with depression and heroin addiction. Before his death, he was thought to be ‘the spokesman of a generation’.

Here’s our collection of inspirational Kurt Cobain quotes:


40 Kurt Cobain Quotes

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

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

3. “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. ” – Kurt Cobain

4. “We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.” – Kurt Cobain

5. “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. ” Kurt Cobain

6. “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


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


8. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

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9. “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

10. “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.” – Kurt Cobain


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“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


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

13. “It’s better to burn out than fade away.” – Kurt Cobain

14. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

15. “I really miss being able to blend in with people.” – Kurt Cobain

16. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

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

18. “The sun is gone, but I have a light.” – Kurt Cobain

19. “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.” – Kurt Cobain


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


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

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

23. “I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn’t.” – Kurt Cobain

24. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

25. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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


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28. “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.” – Kurt Cobain


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

30. “I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

34. “You can’t buy happiness.” – Kurt Cobain


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


36. “Music is energy. A mood, atmosphere. Feeling.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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

39. “Holding my baby is the best drug in the world.” – Kurt Cobain

40. “Nobody dies a virgin. Life f***s us all.” – Kurt Cobain



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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."

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  1. Subas KC

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

    1,13,8 are most heart touching quotes….

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