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Kurt Cobain Quotes on Music, Love, and Death

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Who is Kurt Cobain?

Lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter, Kurt Donald Cobain has remained to be one of the most influential American musicians – even after his passing at an early age of 27.

His band, Nirvana, has had its ups and downs before selling more than 75 million copies worldwide.

He was (and remains today) as an inspiration to musicians everywhere for his talent, passion, and belief in freedom through music.

Even though his death is still a subject of conspiracies, he has left the world the gift of incredible music and lyrics.

Are you a musician?

Searching for Kurt Cobain quotes to power your work?

Here are 50 of his famous sayings to inspire you today.

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Inspirational Kurt Cobain Quotes

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

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2. “Because there is nothing in the world I like more than pure underground music.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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

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

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6. “If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!” – Kurt Cobain

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

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Kurt Cobain Quotes about Friendship

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

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

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

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11. “I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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13. “It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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15. “I won’t eat anything green.” – Kurt Cobain

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16. “Rather be dead than cool.” – Kurt Cobain

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17. “At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.” – Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain Quotes about Life

18. “Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.”  – Kurt Cobain

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19. “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.” – Kurt Cobain

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

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21. “Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice?”  – Kurt Cobain

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

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23. “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.”  – Kurt Cobain

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24. “You know what I hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts. I wouldn’t wear a tie-dyed tee shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia.” – Kurt Cobain

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25. “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.”  – Kurt Cobain

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Which of these Kurt Cobain quotes struck you the most?

Did any of these sayings make you think about your own perspective in life, love, and music?

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Kurt Cobain may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on – especially in those who share his beliefs, ideals, and love of music.

May we all find freedom in our passions like he did with his music.

Which of these Kurt Cobain quotes struck you the most?

Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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