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

2 – “Its better to burn out than fade away.”

3 – “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”

4 – “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are”

5 – “Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.”


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

7 – “Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird.”

8 – “I started to be really proud of the fact I was gay even though I wasn’t”

9 – “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.”

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

11 – “There’s good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad.”


12 – “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.”

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

14 – “I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes.”

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

16 – “I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”



17 – “I’m not mad. I’m in a perfectly happy mood, you asshole.”


18 – “Music comes first; lyrics are secondary. Most of my lyrics are contradictions. I’ll write a few sincere lines, and then I’ll have to make fun of [them]. I don’t like to make it too obvious, because if it is too obvious, it gets really stale. You shouldn’t be in people’s faces 100% all the time. We don’t mean to be really cryptic or mysterious, but I just think that lyrics that are different and weird and spacey paint a nice picture. It’s just the way I like art.”


 19 – “The sun is gone, but I have a light.”


20 –  “The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came”


21 – “Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.”

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Kurt Donald Cobain
(February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)