Courtney Love quotes

Courtney Love in court.

Courtney Love quotes. Love (1964 - ) is an American musician and actress, best known as the lead singer of Hole. Although Love's career began in her late teens, her marriage to the late Kurt Cobain propelled her into the mainstream media's spotlight when she was in her mid-twenties.

In addition to her career as a musician, Love has starred in multiple films, most notably The People vs. Larry Flynt and Sid and Nancy.

Love's personal life has sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. In addition to her marriage, Love's run-ins with the law, erratic personal behavior and criticism from former associates has left her with a bad, or at least controversial, public image.

Courtney Love on Courtney Love

I can do movie star manners when I want to.

I think I would've been happier if I'd married Edward [Norton]. I'll regret that to my dying day.

I am God and my lawyers are my 12 not fuck with me!

The Kurt thing has burdened me so much. In a lot of ways I wish I just had a baby with him and didn't marry him - I could've gone my own way. The biggest thing to get through with me, whether we're doing a movie or an interview or hanging out - the first baptism is we're listening to the radio and a Nirvana song comes on and people always want to know: Do they turn it off? Do they pretend it's not happening? I just start singing and get it over with. I like those songs. I like the song about my vagina; I like "Heart Shaped Box."

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

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

I sometimes got the feeling that Kurt enjoyed that I pissed people off. Well I didn't like it at all. I don't like not being liked. I've always been a popular gal. I've got good social skills. Sometimes I'm a little bit weird, but never unpopular, never a bully and never a scapegoat. So being a scapegoat was new for me.

I'm not like anybody else.


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

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

You've got to be prepared for the names they are going to call you compared to your male peers...You will be a floozy and a slattern. He will be virile and a ladies' man. You will be a freakshow, a retching wretch, a sloppy drunk. He will be charismatic, vainglorious, a ferocious drunk and Dionysian. You will be indiscriminate and desperate. He will be generous, tortured and driven.

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

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

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

Look, you've got these highly intelligent imperious girls, but who told them it was their undeniable American right not to be offended? Being offended is part of being in the real world. I'm offended every time I see George Bush on TV! And, frankly, it wasn't very good music.
––on Riot Grrrl


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

You gotta be able to change worlds.

Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love.

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Swing low sweet cherry
Make it awful
It's your life, it's your party, it's so awful
Let's start a fire
Let's have a riot! Yeah it's awful
It was punk
Yeah, it was perfect now it's awful
They know how to break all the girls like you
And they rob the souls of the girls like you
And they break the hearts of the girls

Oh, make me over
I'm all I wanna be
a walking study
in demonology

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, so glad you could make it now

Oh look at my face
my name is might have been
my name is never was
my name's forgotten

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, there's only us left now

When I wake up
In my makeup
its too early for that dress
wilted and faded somewhere in Hollywood
I'm glad I came here with your pound of flesh
no second billing, cause you're a star now
Oh, Cinderella they aren't sluts like you
Beautiful garbage, beautiful dresses
can you stand up
or will you just fall down?
––"Celebrity Skin"

I am doll eyes
Doll mouth doll legs
I am doll arms big veins dog bait
yeah they really want you, they really want you they really do.
yeah they really want you they really want you and but I do to too.
I want to be the girl with the most cake.
I love him so much it just turns to hate.
I fake it so real I am beyond fake.
And someday you will ache like I ache.
––"Doll Parts"

Geeks do not have pedigrees
Or perfect punk-rock resumes
Or anorexic magazines
It smells like girl, it smells like girl
She walks over me
She walks over me
Hold you close like we both died
My ever pressing suicide
My stupid fuck, my blushing bride
Oh, tear my heart out, tear my heart out
––"She Walks Over Me"

Other People

Madonna's interest in me was kind of like Dracula's interest in his latest victim.

One of the reasons I hate Dave [Grohl] so much is he went on Howard Stern and said "I like 'Teenage Whore' because I know she wrote it." That stupid motherfucker. He knows exactly what I wrote, he knows exactly the input I had on [Nirvana's] third album. Kurt came [by the studio] to play with [Hole] more than he did with Nirvana because he liked us better.

[Katie Price] doesn't do anything, but she's affected the lives of seven out of 10 schoolgirls in this fucking country. She is a force, and I'd rather have her over to our side than where she's at.

She's like this perfection, this utter purity that's uncorrupted by anything. And if somebody were to fuck with my child, I would not hesitate to kill them.

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.

Rock Stardom & Fame

I love to hang out with the fucking A-listers - it's fun. You gotta be able to change worlds. The rockers have been a little meaner to me in the last year, and the A-listers haven't been mean to me at all. I get invited to every party. You know, I am cool. I just am. I have to get back to believing that and not have voices in my head - and I'm doing that sober, which is a little rough. But I want the toys. I like free gowns. I like going to Elton John's house. I'm pretty conflicted.

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion. Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They're kept happy and nutritionally together. In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction. What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.


I'm 41, I can't show my tits onstage anymore. Me on David Letterman's desk? That's the last titty you get. The guy at Wendy's? That was the end of me and my tits.

Sexual power was important to me then. It's not as important to me now...Because I'm not slutty and I don't need to prove myself so much. After Kurt died, for about five years, I would fuck anybody that was A-list just to say I did. I care about myself a little bit more now.

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