Kurt had this dumb suicidal ideation - that's what I called it. I thought if we could live through this, we could live through anything.— Courtney Love
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Cocaine is like really evil coffee.
I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbara Streisand.
On Sofia Coppola's 16th birthday, way back in 1987, I stole a lip gloss from her Sistine Chapel of a bedroom. Years later, I left a Chanel lip gloss in the reception of the Mercer Hotel for her. You know why? I believe that you've got to fix your karma.
The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.
No guy is worth your tears, but when you find that one that could be worth it, he shouldn't make you cry.
I like there to be some testosterone in rock, and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it.
Real girls aren't perfect, and perfect girls aren't real
[Kurt Cobain] had a lot of German in him.
Some Irish. But no Jew. I think that if he had had a little Jew he would have [expletive] stuck it out.
I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff.
I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.
Don't date the captain of the football team; be the captain of the football team.
When you're feeling overwhelmed in business, one smart idea can beat the biggest Super Bowl ad.
I'm ultimately a widow and a single mother, who's not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it's freaky.
I have a lot of regrets, of course I do.
I should have taken that part; I should have maybe married that one, I don't know, but I didn't. So I am what I am and I'm pretty confident that I can break in. I think what I have to offer on film and on television is honest.
The road of rock and roll (much like life) is littered with broken dreams and death. And it's our job to overcome these and to survive.
I am not a woman. I am a force of nature.
There's not a lot of people expressing anger in the culture.
They're expressing a lot of hyper-exaggerated sexuality.
I'm so proud of myself. I worked with anger, with the darkest things in the world.
I am not suicidal. Occasionally, like all of us, I get depressed and it was over a year ago and I had a little mini attack, well a big one ... I don't know quite why it happened but I find medication is not the answer to this.
My daughter is an angel on earth, so when I see her it all goes away.
I see her and - phew! - all that dark goes away pretty much.
Much of my high-jinx have been drug-related.
When you're under 30, whatever, but once you're past 40 it's just ugly.
In rock 'n' roll it's really about being as vulnerable as possible and giving them what they want. But onstage it's about pausing, about internal life, it's about internal triggers - that's one of the reasons I'm really challenged to do a play.
I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.
A good stylist knows that and is not going to push you to wear something that you're not comfortable with.
The minute I got skinny and got a nose job and became photogenic, and all of a sudden I had a bidding war, and every boy I ever wanted, wanted me.
I'm covered with loser dust.
If I see a chick playing guitar, I'm drawn to that band immediately.
I want to know everything, even if it's completely electronic. But you have to really get my attention if you're male. I can't help it. It's part of my nature.
I think self-destructiveness is given a really bad rap.
I think it can also mean self-reflection and poetic sensiblity. It can mean empathy, hedonism, a libertarianism.
Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.
I'm clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care! They're like, 'Oh, her dramatic weight gain.' So, stop making fun of me!
It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.
Songs need to have a secret, cryptic, thematic thing about them, otherwise they are just messy and all over the place.
My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher.
Everything that becomes true starts with a manifesto
When I stepped out from doing films and had a dark period, I never did anything dark on a set, so I never made enemies on a set. I never was a bad girl on a set; I always considered films a really sacred space, so when I had my problems, I had them very much away from the film community.
I do wish I ruled the world, I think it'd be a better place.
Four inch nails is more like it!
To me, 'selling out' means everyone bought a ticket.
I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
The past is part of the present, is part of the future, it's all part of being an artist. You cannot be something that you're not when you're not that thing anymore, and if you do that then you're a liar.
It's very hard to describe to people sometimes the way I grew up, because it wasn't like my parents were irresponsible. They weren't necessarily reckless, but they were bringing all types of energy into the house, all kinds of people.
You want to live the dream? You do what you want on your terms.
I would like to say in defense of the Christian religion that there are nice things about it. There really are. And Marilyn can tear up the Bible all he wants and I understand why, but... there's good things in the Bible. Good things. Like about, you know, not killing people, and... you know... not sleeping with people's husbands.
Kurt Cobain was Nirvana. He named the band, hired its members, played guitar, wrote the songs, fronted the band onstage and in interviews, and took responsibility for the band's business decisions.
The American public really does have a death wish for me. They want me to die. I'm not going to die.
I don't think you can ever do too much.
Life would be so boring if you didn't have these, like, holes to fall into and climb out of. I want to do everything. I just want everything. I don't think you can ever have too much.
I had found The Runaways and I had seen Foxes, and I decided I was just gonna become a juvie, like Cherie Currie.
I don't watch reality TV much, but sometimes I'll be on the E! channel and see that show "Total Divas", about female wrestlers. It's like, fake tits are de rigueur. Nose jobs are de rigueur. Exaggerated asses are de rigueur. Twerking is de rigueur.
Don't be bitter and mean 'couse you don’t fit in, it’s a GIFT.
Look at you. you’ve got your individuality, you don’t have the herd instinct, you can read Neitzsche and understand it. Only dumb people are happy.
When my mother was trying to teach me how to make friends when I was a kid, she'd bring girls over to the house and I'd give them all my clothes. Nothing changes, I still do it. And then I wonder, "Where is that really nice Isabel Marant dress that I spent a fortune on? Oh my god, I gave it to Liza."