“It’s such a cliche thing to say: ‘Once we’re not having fun anymore we’re just going to quit.’ Everyone says that. It happens when you reach a certain age. But there’s still people like Neil Young. There’s still a handful of people like that who’ve never lost their sights. To mature, to me, to use examples of other bands, is to wimp out. To put up an image that isn’t sincere anymore. That’s why I hope to destroy my career before it’s too late. Before I look ridiculous. There are plenty of things I would like to do when I’m older.” - Kurt Cobain.
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.
Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75
“Some people say what I do isn’t very liberating. I say it’s pretty liberating to get $20,000 for 10 minutes work.” - Dita Von Teese
It means you kill yourself, and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge, and all you’re gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper: sixty-three degrees and cloudy in a suburban neighborhood. That’s the beginning of the video. In the end, it does nothing; nothing changes. The world goes on, and you’re gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back. That’s kinda what I did.
I’m not checking my sexuality at the door. I’m shoving semiotically all of this female sexuality, all of these things that symbolize historically what we are supposed to aspire to. Lipstick, hair, legs, tits. I’m not gonna be masculine even though I’m sort of masculine, I’m very feminine.
“I know what is expected from me and from my band. And if you sing for two hours onstage every night, if you’re lucky enough to be able to do that, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Just if I stood still and sang for two hours that would be pretty exhausting within itself. But it ́s a lot of emotions, a lot of feelings, it’s a lot of energy that comes from the stage and comes from the audience. So you got to be in shape.”
“I had a shitty life till I was about 17. I sat in my room for 90 per cent of the time. I’d go home after school, play my guitar and listen to music. The States seemed so big to me that I thought I’d never leave the region. At a younger age, everything seemed so simple and easy, I thought I could be President. By the age of nine, I pretty much gave up any idea of ever even surviving the age of 21 because I felt so completely alienated. I probably alienated myself more than the other way round. I was always trying find someone who liked art or music, but it was always sports.” - Kurt Cobain.
“Usually in my life if everyone thinks I’m crazy then I know I am where I need to be!”
People are afraid to admit the work they put into looking good because it makes you seem vain.
She was different looking. She was fucking with people’s aesthetics in terms of what was pretty, what was cool, all of that stuff and it was powerful. Even just her stance, the way she put her foot up on the monitor and play and it felt like this was a strong person.
”I Have The Worst Personal Life, But I Have The Best Career” - John 5
“I was spanked all the time. My dad would, in social situations. When we were in restaurants, if I spilled a glass of water, he’d get me in a headlock and dig his knuckles into my head or smack me in the face. I never understood that, why a parent would be so embarrassed or so intimidated by what other people would think of you in a restaurant, just because your child spilled something on accident, to have to punish them for having an accident. That’s a weird psychological trick to play on a child because…I still put myself down and cuss myself out for knocking things over, I get really upset with myself because I’ve been conditioned to not spill things, don’t have accidents, don’t have human error. Everything’s supposed to be perfect at all times…Fuck him for that.” - Kurt Cobain
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