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Quotes from the documentary quotes

View Quote Opening title screen
View Quote Kurt's testicles were the size of soft balls
View Quote Courtney Love (Kurt's wife)
View Quote Kurt's brain was just constantly going.  …  As I grew up, I'm, like, I'm so glad I don't—I never got that genius brain.
View Quote Kim Cobain (Kurt's sister)
View Quote Praise was hard for him to take, maybe?  And he didn't know how to handle that.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor (Kurt's mother)
View Quote I guess, like, we were more "friends"?  I didn't know what "falling in love" was, so, I'd never experienced it.  So I just thought, because I liked him I loved him.  And so he got me an engagement ring and we got engaged.  Y'know, it was fun; I mean, it was like, okay, I'm—all those problems are behind me, now; I'm gonna have babies!And I just couldn't wait to get pregnant; I mean, that was the goal.  …  Everything really did happen for a reason.  Kurt had to be born; it was—it was a must.He was the first grandchild on both sides.  Everybody was coming over—constantly.  Can't even describe what a magnet he was; people would just come to him.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote He started singing and playing guitar, and once he could draw, he drew all the time.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote Kurt, he was hyper, full of energy, always busy, y'know, jumping off of things, knocking things over—anything that would have to do with being a normal child.  And Don, he didn't know how to handle that.  He was one of those kind of people that just thought children should be seen and not heard and shouldn't cause any trouble.  I mean, he belittled and ridiculed Kurt would be shamed.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote Kurt was nine at the time, and everybody was talking about it.  It just embarrassed him to death that we had gotten divorced.  He…just became really unruly.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote And I think there's one thing that I said at one time, that I was never gonna get married again.  And I think he took that for a word.  Then I met Jennifer, and we got married, and, you know, he had a step-brother and -sister and then our son, Chad.
View Quote Don Cobain (Kurt's father)
View Quote He wanted to be in a family—period.  …  The game nights that we had, that was really important to him.  …  He wanted to be the most loved, and it just wasn't the ideal world that he thought a family should be.
View Quote Jenny Cobain (Kurt's stepmother)
View Quote It was like nobody—after a couple of weeks, they wanted him out.  I think the sad part of the whole thing is that Kurt just really wanted to be with his mom.
View Quote Jenny Cobain
View Quote It's almost like he didn't—he didn't feel worthy because he was rejected, basically.  And I don't know how anybody deals with having your whole family reject you.
View Quote Jenny Cobain
View Quote In a community that stresses macho male sexual stories as a highlight of all conversation, I was an underdeveloped, immature little dude that never got laid and was constantly razzed.  "Oh, poor little kid."  It bothered me probably more so because I was horny and frequently had to make up stories like, "Oh, when I went on vacation, I met this chick and we ****ed and she loved it."  Et cetera, et cetera.
View Quote Kurt Cobain (archive audio)
View Quote I ac****ulated quite a healthy complex, not to mention a complexion.  Then one day I discovered the most ultimate form of expression ever: marijuana.  Oh, boy—pot!  I could escape all day long and not have routine nervous breakdowns.
View Quote Kurt Cobain
View Quote It turned out that pot didn't help me to escape my troubles too well anymore and I was actually enjoying doing rebellious things like stealing booze and busting store windows.  And nothing ever mattered.  I decided within the next month, I'll not sit on my roof and think about jumping, but I'll actually kill myself.  And I wasn't going out of this world without knowing what it was actually like to get laid.  …  And so, during lunch, a rumour started, and by the next day, everyone was waiting for me, to yell and cuss and spit at me, calling me "the **** ****er."  I couldn't handle the ridicule, so I got high and drunk and walked down to the train tracks, and laid down and put two big pieces of cement on my chest and legs and I waited for the eleven o-clock train.  And the train came closer and closer and closer, and it went on the next track besides me instead of over me.  The tension from school had an effect on me, and the train scared me enough to try to rehabilitate myself, and my—my lifting weights and—and mathematics seemed to be improving, so I became less manically depressed, but still never had any friends because I—I hated everyone, for they were so phony.
View Quote Kurt Cobain
View Quote People don't realise where we really came from, y'know?  What an isolated hellhole it really is.  Y'know, man, if witch burnings would've been legal, we would've all been dead now, y'know?
View Quote Buzz Osborne (archive audio)
View Quote He'd always have to, like, do some kind of art, y'know, usually defacing something.  He never had, like, idle hands.  It just came out of him.  He had to express himself.
View Quote Krist Novoselic (Kurt's friend)
View Quote I liked that he was funny.  He made me laugh.  He wasn't afraid to be, you know, goofy or silly.
View Quote Tracey Marander (Kurt's girlfriend)
View Quote He was ambitious.  He didn't want to just be—play in a bar band, y'know, and play that way; he wanted to be a success.
View Quote Tracey Marander
View Quote Hey, girlShe could bring meI could be moreShe could be freeI don't even careWe could be on freeShe saidShe said
View Quote Kurt Cobain, early demo of what would eventually become "Breed"
View Quote She could have soared with pleasant dreamsShe could evolve with what I seenShe could have been a sonShe could have sung a song
View Quote Kurt Cobain, early demo of what would eventually become "Been A Son"
View Quote The KKK Are the only ****s.
View Quote may women rule the world.
View Quote Abort Christ.
View Quote your Government hates you
View Quote Assassinate the Greater And lesser of two evils.
View Quote your parents are afraid of you
View Quote punk rock means freedom
View Quote my emotions are affected by music.
View Quote I use bits and pieces of other personalities to form my own.
View Quote I am threatened by ridicule
View Quote Humans Are DumbAll Humans Are stupidI'm Ashamed to be A Human
View Quote Some things Kurt Cobain wrote in his journals
View Quote We actually want to become successful, so we can have a comfortable life.
View Quote Kurt Cobain
View Quote Kurt hated being humiliated.  He hated it.  He hated it.  If he ever thought he was humiliated, then you would see the rage come out.
View Quote Krist Novoselic
View Quote He had really violent dreams a lot.  People would be breaking into his house, trying to kill him, and he'd have to stab them.
View Quote Tracey Marander
View Quote I would give up everything to have good health.  But then again, I'm always afraid that, if I lost the stomach problem, I might not be as creative.
View Quote Kurt Cobain
View Quote And he's standing there with this tape in his hand, and I go, "What's that?"  And he goes, "It's the master cut to my new album.  Can I put it on the stereo?"  And I go, "Yeah, and turn it up!  Up, up, up!"  ('Cause I listen to music really loud.)  And I look at him and I go, "Oh, my God.  Oh, my God."  And I almost started crying.  I mean, at—not from happiness—from fear.  It was fear.  And I just went, "This is going to change everything."  And I said, "You better buckle up, 'cause you are not ready for this."
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote He wanted to build a home because his home and his family fell apart.
View Quote Krist Novoselic
View Quote He was super cute, but he carried himself like someone who didn't know that—and that was part of the charm.  He didn't know that he was a better-looking guy than Brad Pitt.
View Quote Courtney Love
View Quote Courtney Love:  I can't—I know it's not even like I can't trust you; it's just, you can't trust men in general, even if they're "new men," and they're—they're you.  And even if they're like you, you still can't trust them.Kurt Cobain:  I understand what you're trying to say, but I don't agree.Courtney Love:  You just—Kurt Cobain:  I'm a "new man," I'm a man for the '90s!
View Quote And if you say your prayersYou will make God happy
View Quote Kurt Cobain, early demo of what would eventually become "Sappy"
View Quote If there's anything we're determined to do, it's to give Frances as much love as we can.
View Quote Kurt Cobain
View Quote …and nodding out and…I was pretty sure he knew I knew.  But I decided one time to just confront him.  And I went up to his bedroom; he was sitting on the side of his bed, and he was crying, because I had just arrived and he knew it was breaking my heart.
View Quote Wendy O'Connor
View Quote Closing title screen
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