The Messenger Of The Electric Truth: 27 Quotes by Kurt Cobain

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The Messenger Of The Electric Truth: 27 Quotes by Kurt Cobain

We remember Kurt Cobain through his words on 27 quotes, some inspirational, some revealing of who he was, taken from interviews, song lyrics, lose poems and live statements


I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.


Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are


Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.


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. I started to be really proud of the fact I was gay even though I wasn’t


I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobe


Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.


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.


Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.


I just hope I don’t become so blissful I become boring. I think I’ll always be neurotic enough to do something weird.


Punk rock should mean freedom, liking and excepting anything that you like. Playing whatever you want. As sloppy as you want. As long as it’s good and it has passion.


And I do, god, how I do love playing live, it’s the most primal form of energy release you can share with other people besides having sex or taking drugs. So if you see a good live show on drugs and then later that evening have sex, you’re basically covered all the bases of energy release, and we all need to let off steam. It’s easier and safer than protesting abortion clinics or praising God or wanting to hurt your brother; so go to a show, dance around a bit and copulate.


God Is Gay


“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’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.


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


I’m not well-read, but when I read, I read well.


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.


Rather be dead than cool.


I’m worse at what I do best.


It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.


I only remember a few things about Jimmy Carter. He had big lips and liked peanuts. I now know that Jimmy Carter was and is a good man.


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.


Art is sacred. Punk rock is freedom. Expression and right to express is vital. Anyone can be artistic.


If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.


Words suck. I mean, every thing has been said. I can’t remember the last real interesting conversation I’ve had in a long time. Words aren’t as important as the energy derived from music, especially live.


When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people’s sufferings too. That’s the first step to understand somebody is to understand their sufferings. So then love follows.



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