One of the most talented yet troubled artists, Kurt Cobain revolutionized rock music and became an icon of the ’90s.
At the age of eight, Kurt’s happy childhood was startled when his parents divorced. He found solace in music after his uncle gave him a guitar as a birthday gift at the age of 14.
In 1987, he formed his band Nirvana, which in spite of releasing only three full-length albums, became a total success and had a massive influence on modern rock-and-roll culture and defining the Grunge sub-genre.
The hit song Smells Like Teen Spirit represented a defining moment in musical history, and literally transformed Kurt Cobain into a symbol of his generation. From that point on, the pressure appeared to be unbearable for the artist. Struggling with heroin addiction, Kurt sought serenity in fatherhood, but ended up tragically taking his own life on April 5, 1994, in his Lake Washington home.
While his journey was a dark one, Kurt definitely knew how to find the right words. Here are 12 Kurt Cobain quotes that will touch you heart.
If my eyes could show my soul, everyone would cry when they saw me smile.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.
No one is afraid of heights, they’re afraid of falling down. No one is afraid of saying I love you, they’re afraid of the answer.
There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.
I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
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.
Words suck. I mean, everything has been said. Words aren’t as important as the energy derived from music, especially live.
To be positive at all times is to ignore all that is important, sacred and valuable. To be negative at all times is to be threatened by ridiculousness and instant discreditably.
A friend is nothing but a known enemy.
Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.