Courtney Love Quotes

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.

My number one thing to work on is not being reactive - but appropriateness doesn't come easily to me sometimes.

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.

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music - it's like 80 thousand records sold but everybody who bought one started a band.

Mainstream success is important - that's probably anathema to an indie publication like Pitchfork but it's what I believe having experienced it personally.

These are my wakeup cupcakes some anti-depressants and a cell phone book

I wanted my anger to be valid and the only way to do that is to be fairly attractive.

I cannot exist as a solo artist.

Warren Beatty took an interest in my career at one point.

Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering.

I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.

If you want to ask about my drug problem go ask my big fat smart ten pound daughter she'll answer any questions you have about it.

I'm not a theater rat so I never got a theatrical agent and did a play. I came really close though.

Princess Di is my sister she just won't admit it.

Unless there are pictures I don't admit to anything.

You gotta be able to change worlds.

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.

You know if Nicole Kidman was a rock star she'd be alot more professional than me I'm sorry.

I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object and to this day it mystifies me.

The American public really does have a death wish for me. They want me to die. I'm not going to die.

In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.

Twitter is an amazing thing because people follow each other and they can make friends.

How does Macy Gray or Kid Rock not win over Christina Aguilera?

America does four things better than any other country in the world: rock music movies software and high-speed pizza delivery. All of these are sacred American art forms.

I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean her Dad's an angel.

There are songs about abortions about slashing your arms with razors about imagining your own funeral in New Orleans about rock stars cheating on their wives sex.

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.

Remember if you write anything nasty about me I'll come around and blow up your toilet.

I do wish I ruled the world I think it'd be a better place.

So I gained a little..weight .. Big deal. Clean and sober.

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.

The Kurt thing has burdened me so much.

For people considering suicide it is bullshit. Endure the moment.

There are ten commandments I've only broken three.

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 don't mean to be a diva but some days you wake up and you're Barbara Streisand.

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.

What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.

To me 'selling out' means everyone bought a ticket.

If you (the press) lie about us I will hit you Kurt will shoot you and we both will sue.

I wish people would just like me for what I am the singer in an OK new wave band.

I'm offended every time I see George Bush on TV!

Real girls aren't perfect and perfect girls aren't real

I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.

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.

I want to be the girl with the most cake.

I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors and with Kurt I had the best.

Only dumb people are happy.

How can you love me if you dont know me? I stink really bad.

I get nervous about press and about being rejected or disappointing myself.

Being offended is part of being in the real world.

But I always wound up being the damn John when I wanted to be the Paul.

Being a rock widow is not my job so I would hire people to do it for me.

Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader and I'm out in the smoker shed.

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.

Everything that becomes true starts with a manifesto

I like to behave in an extremely normal wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence terror sex and death.

The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.

My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher.

I'd definitely like to see less twerking and more power chords.

I don't really miss God but I sure miss Santa Claus!

[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.

Cocaine is like really evil coffee.

The only thing that's really riled me up in the last ten years has been the White Stripes. That's the one band that's gotten me competitive and that's good.

For years despite having impeccable taste I didn't understand how to convey that I had impeccable taste

Don't date the captain of the football team; be the captain of the football team.

Love is the core of everything - nothing survives without it.

I'm covered with loser dust.

No one's coming in seeing my dogs daughter or the crack of my ass forget it.

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!

Songs need to have a secret cryptic thematic thing about them otherwise they are just messy and all over the place.

You want to live the dream? You do what you want on your terms.

If you treat a girl like a dog she is going to piss on you.

I used to do drugs but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.

I am God and my lawyers are my 12 not f**k with me!

If there's any time you should be on drugs it's when you're pregnant cause it sucks.

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.

Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!

I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason. But I don't know where I'm going.

I have a deathly fear of mediocrity and that nips at my heels and gets me into a lot of trouble.

I'm so proud of myself. I worked with anger with the darkest things in the world.

But you know all good rock is easy.

There's not a lot of people expressing anger in the culture. They're expressing a lot of hyper-exaggerated sexuality.

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.

I need the gays at the shows. If I don't have the gays I just go nuts because they always know every word and they're the best core audience you can have.

I'm pretty normal in some ways. In some ways I'm completely extraordinary and in other ways I'm completely weird and eccentric.

Four inch nails is more like it!

I had found The Runaways and I had seen Foxes and I decided I was just gonna become a juvie like Cherie Currie.

I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature.

I am not a woman. I am a force of nature....

I like free gowns.

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women and I'll always be a feminist.

Making good records tastes good in your mouh. And when that record sells it tastes even better.

He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way.

I lived out my little rock'n'roll fantasy I just wish I hadn't gotten into so much trouble for it.

I listen to too many people. I'm only going to listen to my gut for the rest of my life.

I've done enough films to know how to save up my energy for the take and then give it on the take and do that.

But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.

Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They're kept happy and nutritionally together.

I have no intention of dying young and being some stinking rock'n'roll person.

That which is imagined need never be lost.

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.

I wish I was beautiful or at least wise but Iâ??m simply mad and violent.

I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics.

I'm not psychic but my lyrics are.

To find your female scream and not withhold is so liberating. You can do anything then. Itâ??s like you can fly. It gives you superpowers.

I'm a survivor at least that's what everyone tells me.

We went through ten years of the Limp Bizkit thing and I didn't know what to do.

You need to write on your own and produce your own life.

No guy is worth your tears but when you find that one that could be worth it he shouldn't make you cry.

A good stylist knows that and is not going to push you to wear something that you're not comfortable with.

I did not want to make the widow record. I still haven't made the widow record.

I've discreetly dated a lot of people - I once dated a billionaire mostly because it was fun to say "I'm dating a billionaire " but we did not have the same taste in music and it was doomed.