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"There's definitely some pieces in there that reflect on my personal life, but really, they aren't as personal as everybody thinks they are. I would like them to be more personal. The emotions, the songs themselves are personal. I can't do it - I've tried to write personally and it just doesn't seem to work. It would be too obvious. Some things that you could read in could fit into anyone's life that had any amount of pain at all. It's pretty cliche'."
-Kurt Cobain on his lyrics

"At the end of the last couple of months when I was doing $400 worth every day, I was definitely noticing things about my memory and I knew that eventually my health would start getting a lot worse. It sounds like I don't regret it and I don't, but that's because I used it as a tool. I used it as a medication to get rid of a pain. And that's the biggest reason why I did it. In that sense, I don't regret it, but anybody else who's going to get addicted to drugs are obviously going to @#$%& up their lives eventually. If it doesn't take a year, it will be next year. I've seen it happen with every person that gets strung out. Drugs are bad for you. They will @#$%& you up.
-Kurt Cobain on heroin

"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."
Kurt Cobain

"We were just amazed we were putting out a record. We were, and are, still learning. But we've never cared much for professionalism as long as the energy was there. Like our live shows: We're out of tune and use a lot of feedback. That's not on purpose or because we don't care, we're just musically and rhythmically retarded and we play so hard that we can't tune our guitars fast enough."
Kurt Cobain

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die.

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

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.

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.

I wanted to move to Seattle, sell my ass, and be a punk rocker, but I was too afraid.

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.

I wont eat anything green.

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

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first.

I've always had a problem with the average macho man - they've always been a threat to me.

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.

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

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

My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whinning about for years.

Never met a wiseman if so it's a woman!

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.

Rather be dead than cool.

That's what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it, the more of you comes out in it.

The worst crime is faking it.

Thought the sun is gone, I have a light.

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.

We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves.

What people don't realize is that the so-called Seattle grunge scene grew out of several close-knit gourmet supper clubs - we would only pick up guitars to pass the time while our dishes were simmering, baking, boiling, etc.

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