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Today would have been rock legend Kurt Cobain’s 46th birthday. 

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It’s been almost 19 years since Kurt decided to take his life, and although he’s been sorely missed over the past two decades, Kurt’s legacy will forever live on in our memories. 

Instead of gathering our favorite Nirvana songs to honor his life, GlobalGrind decided to round up Kurt Cobain’s most thought-provoking quotes. 

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Kurt Cobain strove to convey a deeper message, and for those who are unfamiliar with his work and his cause, take a look at his 20 most thought-provoking quotes below!

“…there’s more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.” 

“All drugs are a waste of time…they destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They make you feel good for a little while, and then they destroy you. They’re no good at all. But I’m not going to go around preaching against it. It’s your choice, but in my experience, I’ve found they’re a waste of time.”

On his relationship with Courtney Love: “It’s like Evian water and battery acid. And when you mix the two? You get love.”

“Don’t read my diary when I’m gone. Ok, I’m going to work now, when you wake up this morning, please read my diary. Look through my things, and figure me out.” 

“People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I’m concerned, it’s just a pitstop for the afterlife. It’s just a little test to see how you can handle reality.” 

“It’s better to burn out than fade away.” 

“Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.”

“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.” 

“Practice makes perfect, but nobody’s perfect, so why practice?”

“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.”

“I’m so happy. Cause today I found my friends. They’re in my head.”

“Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.” 

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

“Friends are nothing but a known enemy.”

“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.” 

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

“Rather be dead then cool.”

“Forever in debt to your priceless advice.”

“If it’s illegal to rock and roll, then throw my ass in jail.”

“The finest day I ever had was when tomorrow never came.”

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