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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The nightmare never ends



I might not be his biggest fan. I might not care about the music. But when I read his journals, it's like watching my own pain dance recklessly in front of a dirty mirror. And that scares me.



The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.


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



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


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.



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.


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



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


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 whining about for years.



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


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.



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.


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



Nobody dies a virgin. Life fucks us all.

36 comments:

Rose from Rosedale said...

Those are some great quotes...I agree with a couple of them and have felt the same way at times...


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Rose from Rosedale said...

Those are some great quotes...I agree with a couple of them and have felt the same way at times...


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Arielle said...

I never cared about him or his music but I like alot of these quotes. I like the one about the birds best. Cool post

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Shannon said...

some of those quotes gave chills.

rip, mr. cobain

azu said...

I'm so glad you did a post about him. I love Nirvana. I've only quoted Kurt once on my blog. I feel like something like what you did really makes people stop and pay attention not only to how he was, but about the past, present, and future in all of us. He was WAY ahead of his time.

RIP Kurt Cobain

Sherin said...

I've always loved Kurt Cobain. A rock legend! And there are some amazing quotes here.

wardrobemag.com said...

I love Nirvana and Cobain was so talented. So sad that his life ended in the way that it did. Wise words from the man

Bhav x

debbiecutieface said...

awesome quotes.

The Woven Moments said...

So clearly a trotted soul... as are many of the geniuses of our time.

I miss him and his crazy blue eyes.

anhesty said...

i love kurt cobain and his music. great post btw.

Tamara Nicole said...

He's from my hood! Lol he sounds like a very bright intelligent person! Great quotes and insightful.

Love: 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.

Movies on my Mind said...

Ms. Fabulous, you’re a teenager of the ‘90s. I know this because I’ve mentioned it on your blog. This means you’re a “gen-x’er”: a generation of youth that was completely fixated on the notion of authenticity. You were an age group that worked hard but didn’t like showing how hard you were working to get where you are because that wasn’t the cool thing to do. Also, you didn’t want to be ‘sell-outs’, hence why Cobain appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine wearing a T-shirt saying ‘Corporate magazine sucks!’

What I wonder is whether there was a great level of duplicity on the part of most kids buying into the ‘generation-x’ pursuit of ‘keeping things real?’ I do believe Cobain was a conflicted figure who wanted to have his cake and eat it, but I don’t deny that his true intentions for creating thoughtful music were genuine. His music actually had something to say, which a world away from what exists now.

Nowadays the whole desire to be genuine has been superseded by absolute artifice. Grunge was replaced with bling. The same kids that harked on about ‘truth’ are now flashing the latest i-Phones and spraying pepper spray into the eyes of fellow consumers at yesterday’s black Friday sales all because they wanted material goods. (We saw it on the British news channels and were agape.)

In short, wasn’t Cobain as big a sell out as everyone else of his generation?

shooting star said...

some great quotes...i love all the images here..best one is his wife kissing him..but he should not have taken his life...he should have thought abt his family!!

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Sarah said...

Really profound and thought provoking
x

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Cobain's suicide always bums me out. He was a tortured soul.
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JUST ME said...

I always wished he had gotten help instead of marrying someone who probably helped him carry on his difficult existence.

Help seems like it's hard to find, but honestly, it's the first step that's the hardest...

Gayatri said...

I'm not into this music either. But I've always been a fan of him. 27 was simply too young!

Gayatri

Meri said...

I hadn't really read anything he wrote (other than his lyrics) but it makes me sort of ache to read what people who are in sort of despair feel. This is a really good post!

Nicole✗✗ said...

WOW, I have always loved Kurt Cobain along with Nirvana and this post was simply fantastic!! : )

Chyrel Gomez said...

great post and quotes. wish he's still alive. :(

Esmeralda said...

I like the quote where he said "There were a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life"...

Bonnie said...

Kurt Cobain was crazy, dark, insane, weird, awesome, a genius ... No wonder his quotes are so great. I love Nirvana, and I love his weird-ass lyrics. There will only ever be one Kurt Cobain.

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Diego R. Wyatt said...

"Nobody dies a virgin..." is one of my favorites. I am a huge fan of Kurt's music, style and philosophy on life in general.


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Tights Lover said...

I've always been a HUGE Nirvana fan. I was in high school during their short time at the top. His death (and OD a few months before) was one of those 'remember exactly where you were' moments.

As good as their music was and as interesting a person as he was, I think his legend definitely grew because his death was so tragic and he was so young.

It's funny how a band like the Foo Fighters has been around so much longer and has been so much more successful, but history will never come close to remembering them the way it'll remember Nirvana.

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Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling!
Love these quotes.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too :)

xoxox,
CC

Kavery said...

It's why so many could identify with him. His thoughts echo what we've agonised over many times before.

tiny dancer said...

I've always wanted to read his journals! Thanks for posting some of the quotes, they are very true about life.

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Fashion Tales.... said...

I love these photos, and quotes. Just reading these makes me think about his death, where I was and how much of an impression he made to alot of youth then.

Cafe Fashionista said...

What an incredible collection of quotes! :)

Mouthwash said...

Amazing quotes! I've heard one of them before, but all the rest are new to me.

Wonderful post Jen!

Amber

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So tragic and so beautiful!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Katie said...

I agree with Shannon the birds quote was the best quote!

Bree said...

I actually like him and his music. He might not be the best role model, but I like that he was true to himself. These are great quotes. :)

P.S. Thank you for loving my Polyvore set haha. I had an amazing Thanksgiving!

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Julie and Lauren said...

Love your blog! I just learned so much :) xo

StyleIDnet said...

Great quotes ... specially the last one. Gets you to really think. Specially when you go around life stressing about avoiding every single problem or suffering that may occur .... at the end, something will get you.

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