I`m not a woman, I`m a force of nature.
I`m not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me --about David Grohl in a Howard Stern interview.
I like free gowns.
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 used to do drugs, but don`t tell anyone or it will ruin my image.
You gotta be able to change worlds.
I`m driven. I am. I`m driven for some reason. But I don`t know where I`m going.
I did not want to make the widow record. I still haven`t made the widow record.
We went through ten years of the Limp Bizkit thing, and I didn`t know what to do.
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.
But, you know, all good rock is easy.
Cocaine is like really evil coffee.
I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.
Knowing me, I`d probably end up at a bar, asking some guy to get me another martini. Still bleaching my hair at 59. (her response to what she thinks she`ll be like when she`s old.)
I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.
I don`t need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.
What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.
I`m a survivor, at least that`s what everyone tells me.
The Kurt thing has burdened me so much.
I`m not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about 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.
Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They`re kept happy and nutritionally together.
You`re no one in the rock industry unless you`ve feuded with me or slept with Winona Ryder. 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. And plenty of you are out there in the smoker shed too. When it comes to rock `n` roll, it`s just like high school" (From an interview in the August 2004 Seventeen magazine).
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like s*cking your thumb!
I`m offended every time I see George Bush on TV!
Warren Beatty took an interest in my career at one point.
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.
He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don`t know how I got lucky that way.
But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.
My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher.
In rock stardom there`s an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.
I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad`s an angel.
I don`t mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you`re Barbara Streisand.
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!
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 was interested in being in Fight Club, but I wanted Edward`s part, but since they`re not going to hand a girl those parts you have to manifest destiny and not complain, b*tch or whine.
Rock is all about writing your own script; it`s all about pioneering.
I`ll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I`ll always be a feminist.
Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.
You need to write on your own and produce your own life.
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.
I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics.
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.
I`m not a woman. I`m a force of nature.
My number one thing to work on is not being reactive - but appropriateness doesn`t come easily to me sometimes.
Cocaine is like really evil coffee. (What she told her daughter about drugs.)
Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.
But I always wound up being the damn John, when I wanted to be the Paul.
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.
Only dumb people are happy.