Quotes from Journals

Kurt Cobain ·  304 pages

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“I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“Life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“Birds are and always have been reincarnated old men with Tourette's syndrome having somehow managed to dupe the reproductive saga. They fuck each other and tend to their home repairs and children while never missing their true mission. To scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don't speak bird.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“I don't need to be inspired any longer, just supported.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals



“I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“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.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“I would love to be erased from our association with Pearl Jam or the Nymphs and other first time offenders.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“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.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“Art is sacred.
Punk rock is freedom.
Expression and right to express is vital.
Anyone can be artistic.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals



“I feel this society somewhere has lost its sense of what art is. Art is expression. In expression, you need 100% full freedom and our freedom to express our art is seriously being fucked with. Fuck, the word 'fuck' has many connotations as does the word 'art'.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“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.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you'll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“I'm not well read, but when I do read, I read well.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“It's my fault but the most violating thing I've felt this year is not the media exaggerations or the catchy gossip, but the rape of my personal thoughts.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals



“Life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


“I decided that in order to become a big famous rock star, I would need to write my very own songs instead of wasting my time learning other peoples music too much. It may act as an obstruction in developing your very own personal style.”
― Kurt Cobain, quote from Journals


About the author

Kurt Cobain
Born place: in Aberdeen, Washington, The United States
Born date February 20, 1967
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