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Why in the hell do journalists insist on coming up with a second rate Freudian evaluation on my lyrics when 90% of the time they’ve transcribed the lyrics incorrectly?

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

John Lennon has been my idol all my life but he’s dead wrong about revolution… find a representative of gluttony or oppression and blow the motherfuckers head off.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

I use bits and pieces of others’ personalities to form my own.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

To be positive at all times is to ignore all that is important, sacred or valuable. To be negative at all times is to be threatened by ridiculousness and instant discredibility.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Last year, a girl was raped by two wastes of sperm and eggs while they sang the lyrics to our song “Polly”. I have a hard time carrying on knowing there are plankton like that in our audience.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

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 the fuck alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

I’ll be the first to admit that we’re the 90’s version of Cheap Trick or the Knack but the last to admit that it hasn’t been rewarding.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Punk Rock (while still sacred to some) is, to me, dead and gone. We just wanted to pay tribute to something that helped us to feel as though we had crawled out of the dung heap of conformity.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

I would like to think there’s some purity in us, yeah. Naive – y’know, purposely naive.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

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.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

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